The Promotion of The Fatigue Strategy Topic

Posted by just4me on 1/22/2010 12:37:00 AM (view original):
Quote: Originally posted by grizzly_one on 1/21/2010In 1885 John Clarkston started 70 games and pitched 623 inning. Guys like this should NOT have their stats prorated per 162 games.

I agree.

Yabahos or Yaz_Benders had some good data that JohnGPF expanded upon relating to the length of the season. In summary, the data showed that even though the number of games per season has steadily increased, the actual length of the season in days has remained fairly constant (roughly 180 days). So, even if John Clarkson played on our current, 162 game schedule, he likely wouldn't have had many more starts than he had in 1885 (as rest days were built into the schedule rather than him taking a turn in the rotation). Prorating his actual season in that regard he prorates to 78 starts and roughly 706 IP. Both of which are far more usable in the sim than the 162 game prorations.
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