Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)

Dwight Gooden

Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters. Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955. Hideo Nomo with the Dodgers in 1995 struck out 236, […]

Yu Darvish: Dollars and Doubts

In 201, Yu Darvish became 1st NPB pitcher (since the start of the 2 league system) to pitch 5 straight seasons with an ERA under 2.

Everyone is now aware that the AL’s Texas Rangers won the bidding to negotiate with Yu Darvish for a mega-bucks contract. Yes, it appears that, barring a surprise, the Nippon Ham Fighters’ star pitcher will join the Rangers rotation for the foreseeable future. Total cost to the Rangers? In the neighborhood of $125 million. Of […]