Monday, August 17, 2009

Grandpa Roy Column

Hey guys, Drew back here, with Grandpa Roy's next question:

To be a successful pitcher, you need to have good control, because as Yogi says, "Good pitchin' stops good hittin', and vise versa". 4 pitchers in MLB history have recorded over 3000 strikeouts while issuing less than 1000 bases on balls, or walks. Oddly enough only 1 of the 4 is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Who are they?

1: Ferguson Jenkins, 3192 K, 997 BB
Pedro Martinez, 3122 K, 753 BB (as of 8-17-09)
Greg Maddux, 3371 K, 999 BB

Points so far are awarded to:
Hackenbush- 2
fan of reds- 1

One More!

Please try to name them off the top of your head, no reference charts please. If you know someone, please leave me a comment and I will get you on the scoreboard for a chance to win a cool prize at the end of the year. Good luck!


  1. i'm going to make 2 guesses: Smoltz or Schilling.

    Anothetr great question. Most strikeout pitchers rack up the walks as well.

  2. My first guess was Greg Maddux and I was right. 3371 strikeouts and 999 walks.


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