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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Baseball's backroom politicians don't want you to know...

HOMERUNS AGAINST *3* 800+IP LATE INNING RELIEVERS ************************************************************* MARIANO RIVERA 927.1IP 36HR 1/25.73 IP
TREVOR HOFFMAN 898.1IP 82HR 1/10.95 IP
DENNIS ECKERSLEY 820.1IP 82HR 1/10 IP __________________________________________________________ A significant sample size shows Mariano Rivera has a better chance of keeping the ball in the park by over a 2-1 margin over Hoffman and Eckersley.
  • A late inning reliever can'’t give up homeruns---if a team wants to win the game.
*Source for statistics: Retrosheet.org
  • Mariano Rivera stats: Seasons as reliever: Regular season, 1996 through 2006, Post season, 1995 through 2006.
  • Trevor Hoffman stats: Seasons as reliever: Regular season, 1993 through 2006, Post season, 1996, 1998, 2005, (not including HR given up in the 1998 All Star game.)
  • Dennis Eckersley stats: Seasons as reliever: Regular season, 1987 through 1998, Post season, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998.
*EVEN IF YOU JUST LOOK AT RIVERA FROM 1997 ON: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 800IP 35HR 1/22.85IP *THE OTHERS STILL GAVE UP TWICE AS MANY HOMERUNS. (Sorry). ESPN & THE MEDIA MACHINE HAVE SPENT MANY YEARS TRYING TO KEEP THIS KIND OF INFORMATION OUT OF YOUR AWARENESS.
  • IF YOU'RE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING BULLIED AND LIED TO, WELCOME TO THE TRUTH. THERE'S PLENTY OF RECOGNITION TO GO AROUND FOR GOOD PITCHERS. JUST STOP THE MEDIA MACHINE THOUGHT POLICE FROM LYING ABOUT ONE.
  • Information from Retrosheet.org is copyright and free of charge.
P.S. Name calling, spam, etc.--the usual thing done in politics--may result from the kind of information in this post. However, please remember. Responses not emanating from a correctional facility are mostly from persons with financial interests. I'm not a sportswriter, never want to be one, am not writing a book, don't want to work for a team or anyone with any financial interest whatsoever with MLB, ESPN, Fox, Baseball Prospectus, or any media organization. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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