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Mathletics by Wayne L. Winston

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PITCH COUNT AND PITCHER EFFECTIVENESS

In October 2003 the Red Sox were leading the Yankees 5–2 after seven innings of the seventh and deciding game of the American League Championship Series. Pitcher Pedro Martinez was cruising along and had allowed only two runs. At the start of the eighth inning Martinez got the first batter out, but then Derek Jeter hit a double. Red Sox manager Grady Little went to the mound and talked to Martinez, and then left him in the game. The Yankees promptly tied the game and went on to win in the eleventh inning on a dramatic walk-off home run by Aaron Boone. Grady Little was fired later that week. Most baseball analysts think that one reason Little was fired was that he ignored Martinez's tendency to become, ...

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