Breaking down pitchers’ homers

Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times breaks down the gopher ball pitchers of all time.  He ranks those pitchers who have given up homers of every type. 

It’s a fun read.  Don’t go in expecting to find low caliber pitchers on his lists.  These are hurlers who have gotten on these lists because they were good enough to last a long time in the bigs.  Similar to Pete Rose, who has the most hits all time but also has the most outs.  You’re out there long enough, you’re going to manage enough negative stats.

The most interesting to me was Roy Face.  He leads all pitchers in both walk-off homers and extra-inning homers.

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