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Fifty-Nine in ’84 by Edward Achorn — In modern-day baseball, a starting pitcher is thought to have had a great season if he wins 20 or more games, works at least 200 innings and posts an earned run average of around 3.50 or lower. 61 more words


Essex Splits the Day in Melrose

The Essex Nine traveled to Melrose for the first time in several years as the Melrose Pondfielders hosted their Victorian Fair. The first game saw the Pondfielders jump out to a big lead but the Essex Nine was able to close the gap to 8-7 in the eighth. 297 more words

Guest blog by author Ed Achorn

By Ed Achorn, author of “Fifty-nine in ’84: Old Hoss Radbourn,
Barehanded Baseball and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had”

In the age of pampered $50 million arms and strictly enforced pitch counts, 145 more words

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