Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Cuban Cy Young

There is a new all-time leader in career wins in the Cuban baseball league. At 240 wins, it isn't exactly quite in the same vein as Cy Young and his 511, or even Walter Johnson with his 417

At least on the surface, but its a lot more impressive than people might think. I don't have the exact information, but when you consider that they only play about 80 some games a year (help on that?) and there is a mandatory 90-pitch limit in the Cuban league.

Regardless of the league, where it's played, the limits put on the game, he's still the top winning pitcher in the history of that league. And he's the top winning Cuban pitcher of all time, topping Luis Tiant by 11.

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