Most Consecutive Wins By A Pitcher

Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell, the Hall of Fame left-hander for the New York Giants, holds a singular pitching record–most consecutive wins by a pitcher. He once won 24 games in a row. This was accomplished over parts of two years, 1936 and 1937. Roy Face of the Pittsburgh Pirates has the second longest consecutive wins by a […]

Most Strikeouts All Time

Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan, who has the most strikeouts all time, also holds the Major League record for most career walks issued with a total of 2,795. The closest mark to him is Steve Carlton who recorded 1,833 free passes. Then comes Phil Niekro with 1,809. Early Wynn (1,775) and Bob Feller (1,764) are next. Bobo Newsom […]

AL MVP 2011: Justin Verlander

In 2011, Verlander became the first Tiger since Bill Gullickson in 1991 to win 20 games, and the first big leaguer since Curt Schilling (2002) to reach 20 wins before the end of August.

Well, here we go again. The argument for infinity. Is it legitimate to award a pitcher the Most Valuable Player trophy, particularly the AL MVP 2011? There are as many arguments for–as against–this premise. Monday, November 21st, 2011, saw the best pitcher on the planet, the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander, win the AL MVP Award, […]