Originally Posted by FlightRick
Good to know. A little before my time as a Baseball Scholar, so I hope my ignorance is forgiven, but a very interesting tidbit. The multiple guys with 10 wins are certainly the more intriguing over the 10 saves guys, and the '75 Reds had SIX of the former? Neat.
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?
According to Retrosheet the Reds had 8 starters in 1975. Clay Carroll had two starts and Tom Carroll had 7 starts beside the other six that have been mentioned. IIRC, Tom Carroll made his starts while filling in for Don Gullett after he broke a thumb and was out for about 6 weeks or so.