Friday, March 14, 2008

#248 Storm Davis



Why this card is awesome: Because of a good trade by the Athletics to get Davis, who would be an important member of their playoffs teams in the late 1980s. The two guys they gave up didn't do much in MLB after the trade.

Cool stat: Davis' 1989 qualifies as the 7th-highest WHIP for a pitcher with at least 19 wins. His season is the only recent one among the top 19, except for Aaron Sele in 1998.

6 comments:

Triple Play said...

For me this is one of the guys that stands out on the '88 and '89 A's teams. He was good while in Oakland but couldn't keep up the consistency as a starter afterwards.

MMayes said...

I kind of thought he was the recipient of the good fortune to be on A's teams that scored a boatload of runs and had a great bullpen to hold the lead for him.

Andy said...

Certainly, the high WHIP in 1989 suggests something like what mmayes describes.

Mike S said...

Due mainly to his 1989 season, I thought that Storm Davis was a terrific pitcher when I was just getting into baseball. Then, unlike Jon Heyman and many other HOF/CY voters, I learned that there is just a tad more to pitching than win totals.

Danny Wind said...

Another interesting thing about Davis's 1989 season: he won 19 games that year depite pitching only 169 innings. Nobody else has ever won that many games while pitching fewer than 199 innings.

Andy said...

Danny's right.

Here is the list:

http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/pQH6