In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
By: Tom Seaver
If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.
The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball.
There are only two places in the league - first place and no place.
Im a huge advocate of pitching. You have to have good pitching as the solid core, the foundation. It keeps you in every game.
My pitch count as a general rule was 135. And I knew how many pitches I had when I went to the mound for the last three innings.
Theres nothing wrong with pitch counts. But not when its spit out by a computer, and the computer does not look at an individuals mechanics. And you cant look at his genes. It should come from the individual and the pitching coach and the manager.
Once a year, I take my whole wine team down to see the Giants, and we meet the players. Ive never seen anyone pitch like Lincecum that can throw the ball and get through the front leg. He has that stiff front leg.
There is no set numerical value you can put on a pitcher. Theyre all different.
Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? Theyd be telling our soldiers: Thats enough. Youve fired too many bullets from your rifle this week!
Whats important is to get into the pitchers head: to know what hes made of.
Take a look at all of them: Marichal, Jenkins, Spahn - what do you think made them successful? They conditioned their arms by pitching more, not less, starting from when they signed their first contract.
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