Saturday, June 29, 2013
Looking into Pinnance's record, we see one of those head-scratching baseball mysteries. This year with Portland he would end the season with a superb 2.36 ERA. And in 1903, his only year in the majors, he pitched just seven innings for the Philadelphia Athletics, generating a perfectly respectable 2.57 ERA. So why did he end up with just the proverbial 'cup of coffee' at Philadelphia, and why was his year in the PCL league his only year in the upper minors? His career, if you can call it that, was mostly spent in bush leagues so obscure that statistics are unavailable to gauge his performances. Strange...
The 13th guest is back in Herriman's cartoons after a couple day's layoff, and in the interim seems to have managed to fall off a tall building.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
Baseball debate -- now we're talkin'!
I looked at his minor league stats. The only year they have a computed ERA, he was great. His win-loss in the other years could well be chalked up to playing for bad teams. For instance, check out the batting averages on that Bay City team or Portland 1909. Yikes, they were a real bunch of whiffers! I'd venture to say that without ERAs we can't really judge those seasons properly.