Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Steve McCatty (58) -Some confusion here. I read one source that said that in the strike-shortened 1981 season there was controversy over whether McCatty or Sammy Stewart was the AL ERA champion, and that it came down to whether you rounded the innings pitched off to the nearest inning (as was the practice then) or didn't. But BaseballReference.com lists Dave Righetti as the 1981 ERA champ, with Stewart second and McCatty third. Anyway, it's a mess. Maybe WOY or someone else smarter than I am can clarify it.
Got me interested in the AL 1981 ERA Champion thing. Saw this about Sammy Stewart...
In October 2006, Stewart began serving an eight-year sentence in a North Carolina prison on a felony drug charge, having been convicted as an "habitual felon". He has been charged 46 times with more than 60 offenses since 1988, and has spent 25 months in prison over six separate stints. He has admitted to being a "crack addict."