Playing With Numbers: Complete games out, vulture wins in
However, one statistical category that continues to have a lot of widespread use boggles my mind, and that is the complete game. I don't understand why anyone would be happy using this stat, which is slowly but surely sliding into complete irrelevance. It wasn't all that long ago when scores of starting pitchers would pitch upwards of 20 complete games each season. But we haven't seen a single pitcher reach double-digits in the category since Randy Johnson has 12 back in 1999, and at the present rate in which we are headed, we might not see another pitcher whose name doesn't rhyme with Boy Malladay reach that plateau anytime soon.
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