Monday, July 11, 2011

MLB Trivia: Baffling First Half Staffs

The Phillies have three pitchers--Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee--who all have at least 9 wins and an ERA of 3.00 or less. The last time a team had at least three pitchers with those types of numbers heading into the All-Star Break was 1986. Can you name the team?


Pauly said...

well it must be either gooden/ojeda/darling or clemens/hurst/boyd....right?

Greg McConnell said...

Pauly, yes, you have narrowed it down well.

I got this one from the ticker on ESPN, which simply listed the accomplishment of Halladay/Hamels/Lee and said they were the first team to have at least 3 pitchers at the All-Star Break with those stats since the 1986 Mets. The ticker also noted that the '86 Mets actually had FOUR pitchers at the break with at least 9 wins and an ERA of 3.00 or less. I haven't been able to find a Web page that summarizes this achievement, but I did look up Sid Fernandez's 1986 season and he apparently was 12-2 with a 2.67 ERA at the break. So it looks like the four Mets were: Gooden, Ojeda, Darling, and Fernandez.