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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Zach Stewart Joins Blue and Peters

This from the Elias Sports Bureau:

  • White Sox rookie Zach Stewart shut out the Twins on Monday night and allowed only one batter to reach base safely (via hit, walk or hit by pitch), on a double by Danny Valencia.  Only two other rookie pitchers since 1900 have thrown a shutout in which they struck out at least nine with no more than one batter reaching base safely.  Oakland’s Vida Blue had nine strikeouts in a no-hitter on Sept. 21, 1970 (the lone batter to reach base was Harmon Killebrew, on a walk) and Gary Peters of the White Sox had 13 strikeouts in a one-hitter (by the opposing starting pitcher, Robin Roberts) on July 15, 1963.

Before Monday, the last White Sox rookie to throw a shutout was Wilson Alvarez, in his no-hitter on August 11, 1991.  The only team to go longer since its last shutout by a rookie is the Braves, whose last was by Paul Marak on September 23, 1990.

1 Comment

Yeah! Sox win! Nice outing by Jake, and with only four hits, it’s a miracle we got 3 runs. So, let’s see how many W’s we can get before the end of the year……Go Sox…..j.k.

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