Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011

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    Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011

    He may be the best in the game.
    He's the first pitcher to notch 20 before the end of August since our beloved Curt Schilling did it in 2002. It was Verlander's 29th start.

    Trivia: W/O Google, can anyone name the the other 3 pitchers over the last 20 years who have won 20 or more before Sept.?

    Hint: Two of them played for Boston at some point in their careers
     
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    I'll guess Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez.
     
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    You got one of the three. Clemens. Surprisingly, Pedro wasn't among them.
     
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    I can't think of anyone else who can throw 100 mph in the 8th inning...
     
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    How many can throw that in the first inning!
     
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    Brett Saberhagen?
    David Wells?

    For the non-Red Sox, Greg Maddux?
     
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    In Response to Re: Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011:
    [QUOTE]Brett Saberhagen? David Wells? For the non-Red Sox, Greg Maddux?
    Posted by SoxPatsCelts1988[/QUOTE]I don't think any of those guys ever threw 100.
     
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    In Response to Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011:
    [QUOTE]He may be the best in the game. He's the first pitcher to notch 20 before the end of August since our beloved Curt Schilling did it in 2002. It was Verlander's 29th start. Trivia: W/O Google, can anyone name the the other 3 pitchers over the last 20 years who have won 20 or more before Sept.? Hint: Two of them played for Boston at some point in their careers
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]

    Bob Welch may be one of them. As far as Verlander goes; he has to be in the discussion for MVP; where would Detroit be without him? I'm not one of those who subscribe to the idea that "The Pitchers have their own award".
     
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    In Response to Re: Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011:
    [QUOTE]Brett Saberhagen? David Wells? For the non-Red Sox, Greg Maddux?
    Posted by SoxPatsCelts1988[/QUOTE]


    Afraid not. Nice try.



    Carnie
    : He was referring to the trivia question in the OP.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011 : Afraid not. Nice try. Carnie : He was referring to the trivia question in the OP.
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]My bad.
     
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    I cheated by doing some research, but I came up with John Smoltz (1996), Roger Clemens (1997) and Jack McDowell (1993).

    Another eventual Red Sox player, Frank Viola, did it in 1988 and Clemens had already achieved it for the Sox in 1986.
     
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    In Response to Re: Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011:
    [QUOTE]I cheated by doing some research, but I came up with John Smoltz (1996), Roger Clemens (1997) and Jack McDowell (1993). Another eventual Red Sox player, Frank Viola, did it in 1988 and Clemens had already achieved it for the Sox in 1986.
    Posted by hill55[/QUOTE]

    You cheated, man...I was thinking of Smoltzy.

    Good trivia question, harness.
     
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    guess it's fitting since he's virtually been a walking one-hitter all season... 
     
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    I like Verlander a lot. But now i will have to listen for this for a good part of 3 hours in the morning on the show my son produces here in Lansing, im also going to have to listen about the Pats game. Hmm maybe i should boycott or call in as an angry Boston fan.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Verlander: First 20-game winner of 2011 : You cheated, man...I was thinking of Smoltzy. Good trivia question, harness.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    Yes, Hill cheated! Smoltz was a bit tricky because of the memory many Sox fans have of him. I doubt anybody would have gotten Mcdonald w/o Google.

    Another interesting name was Bob Welch, who won 22 for the A's by 8/31/90...but that was 21 years ago:)
     

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