Randy Johnson’s 300th Win

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Fellow Trojan Randy Johnson won his 300th game last night.

I miss the good old days when starting pitchers actually won games on the mound, not in the dugout after throwing six innings and handing it off to the bullpen . . .

  3 comments for “Randy Johnson’s 300th Win

  1. MS
    6 Jun 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The game has changed. Go with it. They even let blacks play in the majors now!

    Maybe some Geritol will make you feel better.

  2. PE
    6 Jun 2009 at 7:28 pm

    A guy goes out now and pitches six innings, gives up three runs or less and he gets a “quality start.” It used to be a guy pitched six innings and gave up three runs, he got cut.

    When I grew up loving baseball, my favorite pitchers — Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, Bob Gibson, etc. — would kick your ass for nine innings, not six.

  3. MS
    7 Jun 2009 at 12:33 pm

    The way statistics are calculated hasn’t changed. An ERA is the same now as it was then, and at the end of last season Randy Johnson had a 3.26 lifetime ERA. This year will likely push that up a bit, and he will probably (should) retire at the end of this season.

    Bob Gibson never reached 300 wins, and you should be glad St. Louis didn’t really cut guys with a 4.5 ERA or he would never have made it past his second season. His ERA for his final season wasn’t good either.

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