Stat-urday, 2/23/2019


MLB lost another legend on Tuesday when Don Newcombe passed away. Here are his career stats, courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com:

Year Team W L W-L% ERA G GS IP
1944 Newark Eagles 1 3 0.250 4 24.0
1945 Newark Eagles 3 4 0.429 7 56.2
1946 Nashua Dodgers 14 4 0.778 2.21 26 19 155.0
1947 Nashua Dodgers 19 6 0.760 2.91 29 27 223.0
1948 Montreal Royals 17 6 0.739 3.14 37 27 189.0
1949 Montreal Royals 2 2 0.500 2.65 5 5 244.1
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 8 0.680 3.17 38 31 34.0
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers 19 11 0.633 3.7 40 35 267.1
1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 20 9 0.690 3.28 40 36 272.0
1952 Military Service – U.S. Army
1953
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 9 8 0.529 4.55 29 25 144.1
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 20 5 0.800 3.2 34 31 233.2
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 27 7 0.794 3.06 38 36 268.0
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 11 12 0.478 3.49 28 28 198.2
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 6 0.000 7.86 11 8 34.1
1958 Cincinnati Reds 7 7 0.500 3.85 20 18 133.1
1959 Cincinnati Reds 13 8 0.619 3.16 30 29 222.0
1960 Cincinnati Reds 4 6 0.400 4.57 16 15 82.2
1960 Cleveland Indians 2 3 0.400 4.33 20 2 54.0
1961 Spokane Indians (Dodgers AAA) 9 8 0.529 4.96 25 23 147.0
1962 Chunichi Dragons (Japanese League) 0 0 4.5 1 1 4.0
Totals: 17 Seasons 214 123 0.635 467 407 2987.1
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Dear Baseball: Will Someone Please Sign My Guys?


My dearest Baseball,

Look at that sad face? How can you not sign him? (Manny Machado pictured in 2015; photo by Keith Allison via Wikipedia)

I can’t take much more of this. First, the nation was in limbo because of the government shutdown. Now, my life is in limbo because no one has signed Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, Adam Jones, or Gio Gonzalezmy four favorite players! I’m reaching the breaking point.

Because of the Free Agent Shutdown, I can’t move forward with my life. I can’t plan a Spring Training vacation, because I don’t know who I will be rooting for. I can’t decide which MLB games to go to this season, because I just don’t know where Manny, Bryce, Adam, and Gio will be.

For the first time in a decade, I guess I won’t be meeting you in Florida for Spring Training this year. Last year, the Orioles broke my heart when they traded Manny and Jonathan Schoop, so I’m still mad at them and really don’t want to see them in Sarasota right now. It would be too sad without Manny, Adam, and Jonathan. Even if Cedric Mullins and some of my favorite former Baysox are there, it just won’t be the same. (And, by the way, are the O’s ever going to promote Garabez Rosa?)

Same with the Nats. Besides, since they abandoned Space Coast Stadium for fancier digs, I’m not all that in to their Spring Training anyway. And with no Bryce and no Gio, there’s just no point. I could go to Arizona, but I still wouldn’t know which teams to support – especially since Machado and Puig are no longer with the Dodgers.

The bottom line is, this isn’t hurting just me, its also hurting the economy. If I’m not spending money on plane tickets, game tickets, hotel, and food for Spring Training, its more than just me suffering. And lets not forget the fact that I can’t plan any in-season games since I don’t know which teams I might want to visit!

Baseball, I still love you. But I can’t go on this way. Please sign my guys, and please let it be to teams I can support. Otherwise, I might have to become a Yankees fan

~ baseballrebecca

PS If you could manage to sign all four to the Padres (or the O’s or the Nats), I’d be happy once again!