I’ll warn you up front that this isn’t a 100% Mets-related post. But Doc Gooden does figure prominently here so you’ll understand why I’m writing it.
This is a link to a really long blog post by Joe Posnanski of the Kansas City Star. The post reviews the 100 game winning pitchers by age 26. The prompt for the post is C.C. Sabathia winning his 100th game last season in which he turned 27.
Although it’s a long post, it’s a great read. It’s really eye opening how many innings that pitchers used to log. They must have used tape to keep their arms attached to their shoulders. Some of these guys were throwing 300 inning seasons.
I noticed that The Hardball Times was linking to this blog today too. My buddy John emailed it to me this morning before THT got to it though. You can read the blog post here.