Just ordinary swingmen

For obvious reasons, very few players start 17 games and relieve 23 others in a season; it’s happened 210 times. Yet this team had six of them, accounting for all but 42 of their starts and 26 of their relief appearances. Rogers Hornsby was managing these Browns, and they drew a franchise-low 80,000 fans for the season. But at least their pitching staff was uniquely creative in its usage patterns.


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