My latest at Hardball Times examines the four greatest pitchers duels of the 1920s and 1930s, including the classic May 1, 1920, battle between the Brooklyn Robins and the Boston Braves that saw starters Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschger work all 26 innings of a 1-1 tie. There is no real Padres angle here. Gaylord Perry gets a mention (he is the last big-league hurler to work 16 shutout innings in a game, doing so in 1967), as does Ismael Valdez (he compares well to another pitcher discussed in the article, Cardinals right-hander Tex Carleton.
Anyway, if you’re a fan of history and pitching, give it a read.
Oops, Part 2 inadvertently ran first. Here’s the link:
Part 1 will be published on Friday.