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Postby Y`s Guy » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:31 pm

I was just flipping through the 1968 Who's Who In Baseball (I collect them). There is a pitcher named Larry Jackson who came up with the Cardinals. He arrived to the Show in 1955.

Check out his 1952 season with Fresno of the California League:

43 starts, 300 innings pitched.
He went 28 - 4!!
He struck out 351 guys and only gave up 250 hits.
His ERA was 2.85.

He must have thought he was the sh*t! He went on to have a nice career. He went 21-11 in 1964 with the Cubbies.

Anyone know of any other unbelievable seasons that guys have had in the minors? I mean Larry Jackson in 1952-like.

I'll keep looking, too.
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Postby thedude » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:37 pm

Joe Bauman in 1954.


During that 1954 season, while playing for Class C Roswell of the Longhorn League, Bauman hit 72 homeruns, had 224 rbi's and hit .400. He also amassed 456 total bases, 150 walks and 99 strikeouts. His .916 slugging percentage was 69 points higher than Babe Ruth's record of .847. All this was done in just 138 games.



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Postby thedude » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:40 pm

I should add that Bauman never made it to the majors.
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Postby Tavish » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:42 pm

The mid-30s Angels team had 7 pitchers with sub-3 ERAs and they team was so dominant they simply canceled the minor league postseason that year and had the Angels play against an All-Star team from the other clubs.
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Postby jaronson » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:20 am

Wasn't there a guy that threw 2 no-hitters in the same season? Early 1990's? I don't remember his name, but I think he played for the Canadiens with a White Sox farm team. I don't think he ever made the big leagues, though.
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Postby DaQ » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:35 am

jaronson wrote:Wasn't there a guy that threw 2 no-hitters in the same season? Early 1990's? I don't remember his name, but I think he played for the Canadiens with a White Sox farm team. I don't think he ever made the big leagues, though.


Johnny Vander Meer...pitched for the Reds I think (no hitters, if I remember correctly, were June 11 and June 15?)
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:04 am

DaQ wrote:
jaronson wrote:Wasn't there a guy that threw 2 no-hitters in the same season? Early 1990's? I don't remember his name, but I think he played for the Canadiens with a White Sox farm team. I don't think he ever made the big leagues, though.


Johnny Vander Meer...pitched for the Reds I think (no hitters, if I remember correctly, were June 11 and June 15?)


Back-to-back starts on 3 days rest? :-°
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:26 am

Willie Aikens (1989 Puebla Angeles)

129 games
134 runs
202 hits
154 rbi
46 hr
117 bb
68 k
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Postby dooz » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:04 am

Anyone think its weird that none of these guys had great pro careers? What made them so good? I mean, those stats are nothing to laugh at....
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Postby DeadWinterDay » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:06 am

dooz wrote:Anyone think its weird that none of these guys had great pro careers? What made them so good? I mean, those stats are nothing to laugh at....


Some people peak really young....See Maas for example. Maybe these guys peaked younger?
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