9/25 Porcello's last start in a Sox uniform

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Only four Red Sox pitchers in history have ever won a Cy Young Award, and one of them is named Frederick Alfred Porcello. Give him a great send-off and WIN.
 

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Porcello has a shot to get his ERA under 5.00. Only needs to go 19 1/3 scoreless tonight.
 

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54 years ago today, in front of 9,000 people at Municipal Stadium, (roughly) 59-year-old Satchel Paige pitched 3 innings, giving up one hit on a double by Carl Yazstremski. He left with KC up 1-0, but the Sox would go on to win 5-2 in a crisp 2:14, as Don Mossi (who probably only looked like he was 59) gave it up in the 8th inning.

How the hell did he do that? I mean, I was born a few hours before that game started and I get tired from watching 3 innings sometimes, never mind pitching. I guess I could throw a baseball about 40 times, but the result would be like 32 balls, 8 line drives and a visit to the walk-in. Obviously, outside of being 6'4" and avoiding fried foods (as I, too, firmly believe that they angry up the blood), Paige and I would have very little in common. I look back, for example, all the time. You could say that we both maintained a love for baseball as we got older, and so I'll be watching, or listening, even though it doesn't mean much.

But I'm probably getting hammered tonight, so I'll leave this as my last post in the game thread! Unless Porcello does go 19 + scoreless. That would warrant comment.
 
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joe dokes

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54 years ago today, in front of 9,000 people at Municipal Stadium, (roughly) 59-year-old Satchel Paige pitched 3 innings, giving up one hit on a double by Carl Yazstremski. He left with KC up 1-0, but the Sox would go on to win 5-2 in a crisp 2:14, as Don Mossi (who probably only looked like he was 59) gave it up in the 8th inning.
How the hell did he do that? I mean, I was born a few hours before that game started and I get tired from watching 3 innings sometimes, never mind pitching. I guess I could throw a baseball about 40 times, but the result would be like 32 balls, 8 line drives and a visit to the walk-in. Obviously, outside of being 6'4" and avoiding fried foods (as I, too, firmly believe that they angry up the blood), Paige and I would have very little in common. I look back, for example, all the time. You could say that we both maintained a love for baseball as we got older, and so I'll be watching, or listening, even though it doesn't mean much.
But I'm probably getting hammered tonight, so I'll leave this as my last post in the game thread! Unless Porcello does go 19 + scoreless. That would warrant comment.
Don Mossi! Described in the Great American Baseball Card Flipping Trading and Bubblegum Book as having "loving cup ears."
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Here's an odd fact based off the opening post: There have been 52 AL Cy Young Awards since they split the award by league starting in 1967. Only eight of the pitchers who won those awards are in the Hall of Fame.
 

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54 years ago today, in front of 9,000 people at Municipal Stadium, (roughly) 59-year-old Satchel Paige pitched 3 innings, giving up one hit on a double by Carl Yazstremski.
Cap Anson made his big league debut in 1871. Later, he was a teammate of George Van Haltren, who was a teammate of Christy Mathewson, who was a teammate of Heinie Groh, who was a teammate of Hack Wilson, who batted against Paige in exhibition games.

Paige pitched against Yaz, who was a teammate of Wade Boggs, who was a teammate of Jeter, who batted against Brandon Workman.
 

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Despite his suck this season, I have really enjoyed cheering for Rick Porcello. I like the guy. I sort of hope we do see him back on a 1 year deal. And I hope he wins tonight.
 

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Thanks for giving up the game-winner to Salty in ALCS 2 2013 (the Ortiz granny game), and for holding the Yankees at bay for 5 solid in ALDS 4 2018.
 

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Here's an odd fact based off the opening post: There have been 52 AL Cy Young Awards since they split the award by league starting in 1967. Only eight of the pitchers who won those awards are in the Hall of Fame.
To explore this further, only 41 unique pitchers have won the AL Cy Young Award in 1967 due to multiple award winners. Of those 41, 13 are ineligible for the Hall of Fame either because they're currently active or retired too recently. So it's really only 8 of 28.
 

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The Rangers are pretty hitterish. If they had better pitching and didn't do stupid stuff like trying to steal a base down five runs, they might be a good team.
 

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man i really do not want to see this guy on the sox next year. he has been so bad and with the juiced balls, will probably be just as bad next year. please move on from this
 

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John Farrell is a happy lobster fisherman. To be precise, he is a fisher of lobsters and he is happy about it. The lobsters aren't so happy.
I’m not sure they have the emotional capacity to be happy or otherwise but Luke Farrell’s comeback from the line drive he took to the face in spring training makes me smile.