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Friday, February.22, 2013
MLB Reports: We are pleased to present you with Baseball Author Lee Edelstein as the newest writer with us at the Reports. Lee will be providing us with great stories about baseball memorabilia on a regular basis.
An American Hobby
Only twenty-four players in MLB history have won 300 or more games. It’s a very exclusive club that doesn’t look like it will have any new members for the foreseeable future. Andy Pettitte, with 245 Wins, is the closest active pitcher, but Andy is forty years old and it is doubtful that he will reach or even chase 300. CC Sabathia, age 31, with 191 Wins, Justin Verlander, 29, with 124 Wins, and Roy Halladay, 35, (199 Wins) are potential candidates. Each, though, has a long way to go and history says it doesn’t get any easier.
Allie Reynolds, a great Yankee pitcher, after being roughed up in a game at the end of his career, was asked by a sportswriter if he was throwing the ball as hard as he used to. Allie’s response, “I’m throwing it harder than ever. It’s just taking longer to get there.”
Old Hoss Radbourn Story: 59 in ’84 with Edward Achorn: