The knuckleballer won both his starts this week, allowing just one run in 14 1/3 innings. Most impressively, the 37-year-old recorded 21 strikeouts to just one walk.
Tim Tebow’s evangelical personality and playing style have New Yorkers divided on Tebowmania. But this isn’t the first time in recent memory that a polarizing sports star has come to town and inhabited the back pages.
For this installment of By The Numbers, I decided to examine a half-dozen of the greatest right-hander starting pitchers in the history of the game to determine the greatest right-handed hurler ever.
Sometimes an argument is simple, no matter how muddled and complex we make it. If Pedro in his prime couldn’t win the MVP, then Justin isn’t justified.
Justin Verlander was the clear choice to win the 2011 AL MVP Award and was boosted by new-age statistics along with the usual criteria needed to capture the award.
Jorge Posada’s relationship with the Yankees that began in 1990 may have finally come to an end. Yankee fans will miss the passion and fire he played with that helped catapult the modern day Bombers to many postseason triumphs.
As a native New Yorker, I was always inclined to hate Pedro Martinez, but he should have his own wing at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
“I keep active because I have not announced my retirement, because that is something that takes time and you have to plan it. Plus, it is something that the Dominican people expected,” Martinez said.
Pedro Martinez plans to stay retired despite offers the past two weeks from several teams. The three-time Cy Young Award winner says he turned them down but was flattered by the invitations.