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    Article: Ryan Doumit's strange but true feat


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    Some of the most jaw-dropping factoids/statoids have come from Nolan Ryan. He threw 37 no,one, or two hitters. Struck out the side on 9 pitches in both leagues. 10 or more k's 215 times. 5714k's will never be touched. A pitches would have to average 200k's for 28 years to do this. It's almost as safe as Cy Young's 511 wins. All done in fairly modern times. Probably not what you were after for comments but I have been in awe of some of his accomplishments. Never forget him throwing 97mph when he was 46. Unreal.

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    How did Nolan Ryan only win over 20 games twice? Were his teams that crummy? The majority of his career was before my time. And sweet Jesus he through 300+ K's a lot

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    Interesting article. I hope that Doumit can continue to make history of the good variety.

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    How about the fact that Darin Mastroianni got his first MLB hit against a team (blue jays) for whom he had registered three at-bats the season before. Has a player ever gotten his first MLB hit against a team that he had previous MLB at-bats for?

    I really want to know. This happened in May and I emailed Jayson Stark about it in July and asked him if he could find out from Elias SB. He told me it was too late to put into an in-season useless info article but that he'd file it away for the end of the year strange but true article. But he didn't put it in there, and if he contacted Elias SB to find out if Mastroianni was the first he didn't let me know about it.

    Does anyone know how one could request info from Elias SB? There website is not helpful.

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    Inevitable

    Given an infinite number of highly unlikely events, it is inevitable that something highly unlikely is happening all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo92107 View Post
    Given an infinite number of highly unlikely events, it is inevitable that something highly unlikely is happening all the time.
    Littlewood's Law of Miracles. Google it.

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