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Offline welch

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Before there was Steven Strasburg there was guy so great that Montgomery County named a high school after him. Pitched a 1-hit shutout and hit a home on September 5, 2015. Game score of 92, without guessing at the value of a home run in a 2 - 0 game.

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As somebody observed on a "Washington Baseball Then and Now" page, Johnson leads all pitchers in having thrown 110 shutouts, so he had more opportunities than any other to hit a home run while pitching a shutout. He also leads all pitchers in single-season batting average: .433 in 1925, a year he won 21 games and lost 7.



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But the atmosphere at that game was incredible. The only other game that has rivaled the excitement of that night was game 5 in 2012.

I put Strasmus in that elite group.  I was at OD in 2005 and Strasmus, but not the 2012 game.

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Re: Best Individual Game Performance in Nats History
« Reply #52: September 01, 2017, 09:05:57 AM »
Before there was Steven Strasburg there was guy so great that Montgomery County named a high school after him. Pitched a 1-hit shutout and hit a home on September 5, 2015. Game score of 92, without guessing at the value of a home run in a 2 - 0 game.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WS1/WS1191609050.shtml

As somebody observed on a "Washington Baseball Then and Now" page, Johnson leads all pitchers in having thrown 110 shutouts, so he had more opportunities than any other to hit a home run while pitching a shutout. He also leads all pitchers in single-season batting average: .433 in 1925, a year he won 21 games and lost 7.




I mean, he was really good.  He went 36-7 with a 1.16 ERA in 1913.  He also hit .261 that year with 14 RBIs.  I would have enjoyed seeing that.  Although MLB.tv likely wasn't around yet.

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Re: Best Individual Game Performance in Nats History
« Reply #53: September 01, 2017, 09:08:04 AM »
I mean, he was really good.  He went 36-7 with a 1.16 ERA in 1913.  He also hit .261 that year with 14 RBIs.  I would have enjoyed seeing that.  Although MLT.tv likely wasn't around yet.

How far were the fences back then?  The team leader in homers in 1913 only had 5.  Their best hitter had 1 HR and 72 RBIs.  Strange stuff.

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Re: Best Individual Game Performance in Nats History
« Reply #54: September 01, 2017, 09:35:30 AM »
How far were the fences back then?  The team leader in homers in 1913 only had 5.  Their best hitter had 1 HR and 72 RBIs.  Strange stuff.

There were no outfield fences back then, IIRC.  Ask mitlen...he would know...he went to a lot of games back then...

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Re: Best Individual Game Performance in Nats History
« Reply #55: September 01, 2017, 10:12:04 AM »
How far were the fences back then?  The team leader in homers in 1913 only had 5.  Their best hitter had 1 HR and 72 RBIs.  Strange stuff.

Homers weren't really in vogue.  Manufactured runs were de rigeuer.

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Re: Best Individual Game Performance in Nats History
« Reply #56: September 01, 2017, 05:07:17 PM »
How far were the fences back then? 
Well Griffith stadium originally was 407/421/320.    At some point left field was moved in, to 388.