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1997 OOSL AL Pitching Leaders


"I exploit the greed of all hitters."

-Lew Burdette-



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Team Abbreviations Wins, ERA, Saves . . . Shutouts, Home Runs, Strikeouts . . . Hitting, Per 9IP, Opponent . . .





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TEAM ABBREVIATIONS
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BAA=Baltimore Orioles,  BOA=Boston Red Sox,    CHA=Chicago White Sox,
CLA=Cleveland Indians,  DEA=Detroit Tigers,    HMA=Homestead Grays,
MIA=Minnesota Twins,    NYA=New York Yankees,  PHA=Philadelphia Athletics,
SLA=Saint Louis Browns, TOA=Toronto Blue Jays, WAA=Washington Senators.


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LEAGUE LEADERS FOR 1997 Old-Time American
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 ----------WINS---------   ---------LOSSES--------   ------WINNING PCT------
 S.Paige       CHA    25   L.Grove       HMA    21   S.Paige       CHA  .758
 D.Dean        WAA    22   P.Niekro      MIA    17   E.Plank       PHA  .722
 M.Cooper      NYA    21   D.Martinez    TOA    17   P.Alexander   CHA  .690
 S.Koufax      BOA    20   E.Rixey       TOA    17   L.Gomez       NYA  .688
 P.Alexander   CHA    20   W.Cooper      CLA    16   D.Vance       CLA  .667
 D.Vance       CLA    18   R.Guidry      SLA    16   T.Brown       NYA  .643
 L.Grove       HMA    18   R.Waddell     DEA    15   S.Koufax      BOA  .625
 T.Brown       NYA    18   S.Chandler    HMA    15   S.Coveleski   SLA  .609
 B.Feller      BAA    16   R.May         MIA    15   M.Cooper      NYA  .600
 S.Chandler    HMA    16   A.Downing     MIA    15   D.Dean        WAA  .595
 E.Rixey       TOA    16   J.Mendez      SLA    15   B.Feller      BAA  .593
 J.Mendez      SLA    15   D.Dean        WAA    15   OTHERS TIED WITH   .588

 ----------ERA----------   ----INNINGS PITCHED----   ----------TBF----------
 C.Bender      HMA  1.99   D.Dean        WAA 320.2   L.Grove       HMA  1351
 D.Dean        WAA  2.27   S.Chandler    HMA 320.1   S.Chandler    HMA  1324
 E.Plank       PHA  2.61   L.Grove       HMA 318.1   R.Waddell     DEA  1314
 S.Koufax      BOA  2.92   R.Waddell     DEA 301.1   D.Dean        WAA  1289
 M.Cooper      NYA  2.94   M.Cooper      NYA 300.1   J.Mendez      SLA  1271
 S.Paige       CHA  2.95   D.Vance       CLA 293.1   D.Vance       CLA  1244
 J.Donaldson   WAA  3.01   J.Mendez      SLA 293.1   M.Cooper      NYA  1211
 H.Newhouser   WAA  3.04   S.Koufax      BOA 289.2   T.Brown       NYA  1209
 G.Perry       BAA  3.24   T.Brown       NYA 288.1   R.May         MIA  1208
 T.Brown       NYA  3.28   R.May         MIA 287.1   S.Koufax      BOA  1203
 B.Adams       WAA  3.28   P.Alexander   CHA 285.1   C.Young       BAA  1198
 P.Alexander   CHA  3.28   S.Paige       CHA 284.0   P.Alexander   CHA  1175

 -----GAMES PITCHED-----   -----GAMES STARTED-----   -----COMPLETE GAMES----
 M.Mussina     MIA    68   C.Young       BAA    42   L.Grove       HMA    18
 K.Appier      CLA    66   D.Vance       CLA    42   S.Chandler    HMA    18
 J.Petty       CHA    64   L.Grove       HMA    42   D.Dean        WAA    18
 C.Sweeney     CLA    64   J.Mendez      SLA    42   M.Cooper      NYA    12
 C.Mays        PHA    64   E.Rixey       TOA    42   E.Reulbach    WAA    12
 S.Howe        CHA    63   S.Koufax      BOA    41   P.Alexander   CHA    11
 P.Richert     CLA    62   R.Waddell     DEA    41   S.Paige       CHA    10
 E.Morris      NYA    61   R.May         MIA    41   C.Bender      HMA    10
 E.Shore       HMA    60   M.Cooper      NYA    41   T.Brown       NYA    10
 J.Rijo        BOA    59   D.Dean        WAA    41   OTHERS TIED WITH      9
 J.Tesreau     BOA    58   OTHERS TIED WITH     40
 R.Collins     SLA    56

 -----GAMES FINISHED----   ---------SAVES---------   --------SAVE PCT-------
 M.Mussina     MIA    56   W.Hernandez   PHA    40   W.Hernandez   PHA  .930
 E.Shore       HMA    51   E.Blackwell   CHA    31   J.Montgomery  DEA  .839
 W.Hernandez   PHA    50   D.Smith       BAA    27   E.Blackwell   CHA  .816
 B.Sutter      SLA    48   J.Tesreau     BOA    27   C.Schilling   TOA  .800
 J.Tesreau     BOA    46   J.Montgomery  DEA    26   D.Hall        WAA  .765
 E.Blackwell   CHA    44   B.Sutter      SLA    25   J.Reardon     NYA  .762
 D.Smith       BAA    42   C.Schilling   TOA    24   B.Sutter      SLA  .735
 D.Hall        WAA    40   M.Mussina     MIA    22   J.Tesreau     BOA  .692
 J.Montgomery  DEA    37   J.Reardon     NYA    16   D.Smith       BAA  .675
 C.Schilling   TOA    37   E.Shore       HMA    13   C.Sweeney     CLA  .667
 J.Reardon     NYA    30   D.Hall        WAA    13   M.Mussina     MIA  .647
 J.Scott       TOA    30   K.Tekulve     NYA    11   E.Shore       HMA  .565


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LEAGUE LEADERS FOR 1997 Old-Time American

 --------SHUTOUTS-------   ------HITS ALLOWED-----   ----------RUNS---------
 T.Brown       NYA     5   D.Vance       CLA   307   E.Rixey       TOA   150
 S.Koufax      BOA     4   C.Young       BAA   304   R.Waddell     DEA   144
 D.Rudolph     BOA     4   L.Grove       HMA   296   J.Mendez      SLA   140
 P.Alexander   CHA     4   J.Mendez      SLA   296   D.Martinez    TOA   139
 D.Dean        WAA     4   E.Rixey       TOA   295   C.Young       BAA   138
 E.Rixey       TOA     3   T.Brown       NYA   292   D.Vance       CLA   137
 OTHERS TIED WITH      2   R.Waddell     DEA   286   L.Grove       HMA   135
                           S.Chandler    HMA   285   S.Chandler    HMA   135
                           D.Martinez    TOA   276   B.Feller      BAA   124
                           P.Alexander   CHA   269   R.May         MIA   122
                           R.May         MIA   268   P.Niekro      MIA   122
                           OTHERS TIED WITH    262   OTHERS TIED WITH    118

 ------EARNED RUNS------   ---HOME RUNS ALLOWED---   ---------WALKS---------
 E.Rixey       TOA   134   R.Waddell     DEA    34   N.Ryan        DEA   159
 J.Mendez      SLA   131   R.May         MIA    32   R.Waddell     DEA   142
 D.Vance       CLA   129   D.Martinez    TOA    32   S.Koufax      BOA   128
 R.Waddell     DEA   128   J.Mendez      SLA    29   J.Mendez      SLA   127
 D.Martinez    TOA   125   D.Vance       CLA    28   B.Feller      BAA   109
 L.Grove       HMA   123   L.Grove       HMA    28   L.Grove       HMA   109
 S.Chandler    HMA   122   E.Rixey       TOA    28   S.Chandler    HMA   104
 C.Young       BAA   118   M.Cooper      NYA    26   R.May         MIA   100
 P.Niekro      MIA   112   B.Feller      BAA    25   D.Vance       CLA    98
 B.Feller      BAA   110   S.Chandler    HMA    25   M.Cooper      NYA    97
 R.May         MIA   110   H.Pennock     TOA    25   W.Ford        BOA    89
 OTHERS TIED WITH    106   OTHERS TIED WITH     24   D.Dean        WAA    89

 -------STRIKEOUTS------   ------WILD PITCHES-----   ---------BALKS---------
 L.Grove       HMA   262   N.Ryan        DEA    15   B.Saberhagen  HMA     4
 S.Koufax      BOA   260   S.Koufax      BOA    10   R.Clemens     SLA     4
 D.Vance       CLA   260   W.Ford        BOA    10   D.Cone        WAA     4
 R.Waddell     DEA   251   D.Leonard     BOA     9   S.Paige       CHA     3
 N.Ryan        DEA   238   B.Harvey      SLA     9   D.Gooden      DEA     3
 D.Dean        WAA   234   E.Rixey       TOA     9   M.Cooper      NYA     3
 S.Paige       CHA   218   OTHERS TIED WITH      8   OTHERS TIED WITH      2
 B.Feller      BAA   196
 J.Mendez      SLA   190
 M.Cooper      NYA   181
 R.May         MIA   169
 P.Alexander   CHA   166

 -----PITCHER X-PCT-----   ----OPPONENT STEALS----   ----OPPONENT SB PCT----
 S.Koufax      BOA 1.000   S.Chandler    HMA    40   F.Fitzsimmons NYA  .429
 P.Alexander   CHA 1.000   D.Vance       CLA    38   J.Mendez      SLA  .593
 K.Nichols     CLA 1.000   K.Nichols     CLA    29   D.Gooden      DEA  .600
 S.Rowe        CLA 1.000   R.Waddell     DEA    27   M.Cooper      NYA  .618
 J.Clarkson    MIA 1.000   L.Tiant       PHA    27   B.Feller      BAA  .636
 E.Plank       PHA 1.000   C.Young       BAA    25   T.Brown       NYA  .647
 J.Donaldson   WAA 1.000   S.Paige       CHA    25   D.Martinez    TOA  .654
 R.Clemens     SLA  .875   D.Dean        WAA    25   D.Dean        WAA  .658
 J.Mendez      SLA  .875   T.Brown       NYA    22   N.Ryan        DEA  .679
 D.Rudolph     BOA  .857   M.Cooper      NYA    21   D.Vance       CLA  .691
 L.Grove       HMA  .846   P.Alexander   CHA    20   R.May         MIA  .692
 OTHERS TIED WITH   .833   P.Niekro      MIA    20   S.Paige       CHA  .694


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LEAGUE LEADERS FOR 1997 Old-Time American

 ---PITCHER'S BAT AVG---   -----PITCHER'S HRs-----   ----HITS / 9 INNINGS---
 R.Clemens     SLA  .322   S.Rowe        CLA     5   C.Bender      HMA  5.79
 B.Lemon       BOA  .276   L.Grove       HMA     2   E.Plank       PHA  6.57
 J.Donaldson   WAA  .275   OTHERS TIED WITH      1   M.Cooper      NYA  6.89
 D.Leonard     BOA  .268                             S.Koufax      BOA  6.93
 J.Tannehill   HMA  .263                             N.Ryan        DEA  6.94
 S.Williams    CHA  .257                             D.Dean        WAA  7.35
 E.Plank       PHA  .250                             H.Newhouser   WAA  7.76
 J.Mendez      SLA  .247                             S.Chandler    HMA  8.01
 W.Ford        BOA  .242                             R.Clemens     SLA  8.05
 S.Rowe        CLA  .242                             S.Paige       CHA  8.30
 G.Mogridge    BOA  .222                             L.Grove       HMA  8.37
 L.Grove       HMA  .214                             R.May         MIA  8.39

 -----BB / 9 INNINGS----   -----Ks / 9 INNINGS----   ----HRs / 9 INNINGS----
 B.Adams       WAA  1.56   S.Koufax      BOA  8.08   J.Donaldson   WAA  0.50
 S.Paige       CHA  2.03   D.Vance       CLA  7.98   D.Dean        WAA  0.53
 D.Rudolph     BOA  2.28   N.Ryan        DEA  7.94   S.Koufax      BOA  0.56
 T.Brown       NYA  2.31   R.Waddell     DEA  7.50   T.Brown       NYA  0.56
 P.Alexander   CHA  2.40   L.Grove       HMA  7.41   F.Fitzsimmons NYA  0.57
 G.Perry       BAA  2.42   S.Paige       CHA  6.91   P.Alexander   CHA  0.63
 E.Plank       PHA  2.45   R.Clemens     SLA  6.61   C.Bender      HMA  0.64
 D.Dean        WAA  2.50   D.Dean        WAA  6.57   J.Clarkson    MIA  0.66
 C.Young       BAA  2.64   B.Feller      BAA  6.49   D.Drysdale    DEA  0.68
 D.Martinez    TOA  2.72   H.Newhouser   WAA  6.24   E.Plank       PHA  0.69
 E.Rixey       TOA  2.73   J.Donaldson   WAA  6.12   S.Chandler    HMA  0.70
 S.Coveleski   SLA  2.78   J.Mendez      SLA  5.83   G.Perry       BAA  0.70

 ----OPPONENT BAT AVG---   ----LEFT OPP BAT AVG---   ---RIGHT OPP BAT AVG---
 C.Bender      HMA  .182   C.Bender      HMA  .179   C.Bender      HMA  .187
 E.Plank       PHA  .205   E.Plank       PHA  .206   S.Koufax      BOA  .190
 M.Cooper      NYA  .212   M.Cooper      NYA  .212   N.Ryan        DEA  .193
 N.Ryan        DEA  .212   H.Newhouser   WAA  .219   D.Dean        WAA  .198
 S.Koufax      BOA  .213   N.Ryan        DEA  .225   E.Plank       PHA  .205
 D.Dean        WAA  .223   D.Dean        WAA  .242   M.Cooper      NYA  .213
 H.Newhouser   WAA  .233   L.Grove       HMA  .247   S.Chandler    HMA  .214
 S.Chandler    HMA  .240   S.Paige       CHA  .250   B.Adams       WAA  .214
 R.Clemens     SLA  .240   R.Clemens     SLA  .252   B.Feller      BAA  .222
 L.Grove       HMA  .244   D.Rudolph     BOA  .253   P.Alexander   CHA  .223
 S.Paige       CHA  .248   S.Chandler    HMA  .259   R.Clemens     SLA  .223
 R.Waddell     DEA  .248   J.Mendez      SLA  .260   J.Donaldson   WAA  .231

 ------RUN SUPPORT------   ---INHERITED SCORE %---   ----STRIKEOUTS/WALKS---
 S.Rowe        CLA  5.73   D.Hall        WAA  .158   S.Paige       CHA  3.41
 S.Coveleski   SLA  5.18   J.Petty       CHA  .189   D.Vance       CLA  2.65
 K.Nichols     CLA  5.15   C.Mays        PHA  .195   D.Dean        WAA  2.63
 D.Vance       CLA  5.10   C.Sweeney     CLA  .208   B.Adams       WAA  2.47
 J.Mendez      SLA  5.10   J.Rijo        BOA  .242   L.Grove       HMA  2.40
 P.Alexander   CHA  4.89   H.Coveleski   TOA  .250   R.Clemens     SLA  2.18
 T.Brown       NYA  4.82   B.Harvey      SLA  .263   P.Alexander   CHA  2.18
 D.Rudolph     BOA  4.82   M.Russo       MIA  .278   S.Koufax      BOA  2.03
 B.Feller      BAA  4.77   K.Appier      CLA  .283   H.Newhouser   WAA  2.02
 D.Gooden      DEA  4.76   E.Shore       HMA  .325   J.Donaldson   WAA  1.91
 S.Paige       CHA  4.75   D.Smith       BAA  .333   G.Perry       BAA  1.89
 R.Waddell     DEA  4.63   M.Stratton    CHA  .367   M.Cooper      NYA  1.87



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