Totally Unfair Statistic

Last Friday, MLB.com highlighted Dan Haren as the thirteenth pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams, joining Al Leiter, Randy Johnson, Barry Zito, A.J. Burnett, Kevin Brown, Terry Mulholland, Curt Schilling, Woody Williams, Jamie Moyer, Javier Vazquez, Vicente Padilla and Derek Lowe, on a fairly meaningless list of people who pitched for a while in both leagues, since the addition of the Rays and Diamondbacks in 1998.

Winning the award for most insightful comment on the article:

Yes, I suppose that is true. Thanks, commenter.




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6 Responses to “Totally Unfair Statistic”

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  1. The Return of Rambo Diaz says:

    That comment has to be part of Brian Kenny’s ploy to destroy the Pitcher Win.

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  2. Robert says:

    Totally unfair use of comments to all those people with opinions who toiled before there was an Internet.

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  3. TKDC says:

    Does Jamie Moyer get credit for beating all four of the Los Angeles Angels*, California Angels, Anaheim Angels, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

    * I’m not sure if he ever actually beat the Los Angeles Angels. Can someone corroborate?

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    • Bill says:

      He does get credit for beating the Yankees and Highlanders

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      • The Return of Rambo Diaz says:

        Also, technically, he’s still the active all-time wins leader against the Cleveland Spiders.

        See, that joke’s funny because we’re insinuating that Moyer’s really old.

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