Originally Posted by FlightRick
Good to know. A little before my time, but a very interesting tidbit.
I guess it's not TOO surprising... if you go back to the days of 4-man rotations and no pitch counts, guys were getting both more starts and more decisions. A guy could get 10 wins in half a season, easy. A "well-timed" injury, and two starters covering one slot in the rotation could each get 10 wins... but that's still only 5 starters getting 10 wins. Did the Reds have 2 injuries in '75, or is this counting relief wins, too?
Don Gullett, Jack Billingham and Gray Nolan all had 15 wins as a starter. Fred Norman won 11 games as a starter and 1 in relief. Pat Darcy won 9 games as a starter and 2 in relief. Clay Kirby won 7 games as a starter and 3 in relief.