Re: Birthdays: 11/12
Carl Mays pitched 15 seasons with only 1, 1923, with an ERA+ below 100. He pitched for the Reds from 1924 to 1928. In 1926 he lead the NL with 24 complete games and 0.1 HR/9 in 281 IP. His career ERA+ was 120. He won 20 games 5 times including a 20-9 record for the 1924 Reds. He didn't get many K's (career K/9 of 2.6) but only gave up 70 HR in over 3000 IP (.2 HR per 9 ininings). He walked 2.2 batters per 9 iinings in his career. As a Red his ERA+ was 116 in just over 700 IP.
He relied on his defense and today many would not like him because of the lack of K's, but I wish the Reds had some one as good as him now.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS