Originally Posted by dougdirt
Saw this today and thought it added more to the whole argument.
David Golebiewski looked at the strikezone and then the velocity of fastballs thrown and came up with how often those pitches were called strikes. The harder you throw, the less likely you were to get a pitch in the zone actually called a strike.
* All-time leader in walks allowed? NOLAN RYAN.
* All-time leader in walks allowed in NL play? STEVE CARLTON.
* Most walks allowed in the AL in a single season? BOB FELLER.
* Jim Maloney once allowed 10 walks in a single game... a game in which he threw a no-hitter!
All of these guys threw hard. Which computer system tells Golebiewski that he is correct in his argument? History has usually shown that hard-throwers walk more batters than soft-tossers. I think there is more truth that hard-throwers have less control/command than Golebiewski's above-argument.