Friday, October 31, 2014

HarbourCats Record Book - part 3

Today we roll out another section of the HarbourCats record book: Individual Pitching (Season).

To test your knowledge of HarbourCats history, I have created ten trivia questions that have been pulled from these pitching records. Try answering the following questions without looking at the record book -- or doing any Google searches! No cheating.
  1. Who is the only HarbourCats pitcher to hold opponents to a batting average below .200 in a season (min. 18 IP)?
  2. Which pitcher has the lowest walk rate in HarbourCats history (min. 18 IP)?
  3. Who has issued the most walks in a season for the ‘Cats?
  4. Which HarbourCat has the highest strikeout rate in team history (min. 18 IP)?
  5. Which pitcher has thrown the most amount of innings without giving up a home run in the entire season?
  6. Name at least one of the two ‘Cats pitchers to register a WHIP of under 1.00 in HarbourCats history (min. 18 IP).
  7. How many HarbourCats pitchers have won more than four games in a season?
  8. How many HarbourCats pitchers have notched more than four saves in a season?
  9. Who holds the team record for most wild pitches in a season?
  10. Who tossed the only complete-game shutout in team history?
Pencils down, please. Now pass your papers to the person on your left and let’s check our answers.

  1. Bryan Conant held opponents to a .188 batting average in 2013.
  2. Carson Schneider walked only 1.2 batters per nine innings in 2014 (four walks in 29 ⅓ IP).
  3. Tim Peabody issued 42 walks in 2014, a whopping 13 more than the second-wildest HarbourCat (Andrew Nelson).
  4. Quintin Torres-Costa struck out an impressive 11.7 batters per nine innings in 2014 (33 K’s in 25 ⅓ IP).
  5. Alex Fagalde. He didn’t give up a homer in 34 innings pitched in 2014.
  6. Ty Provencher (0.93) and Bryan Conant (0.94) are the only two pitchers to register sub-1.00 WHIPs for the ‘Cats.
  7. Only one pitcher has won more than four games in a season for Victoria: Ty Provencher won five in 2013.
  8. Zero. Ryan Keller recorded four saves in 2013, and no other HarbourCats pitcher has recorded more than two saves in a season.
  9. Andrew Nelson uncorked 11 wild pitches in 2014, five more than any other pitcher in team history.
  10. Bryan Conant tossed the franchise’s only complete-game shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Klamath Falls Gems on July 14, 2013.
How did you do? Let’s see how you measure up:
  • 9 or 10 correct: Congratulations, you’re a HarbourCats super-fan. You deserve a pat on the back for your dedication, but you might want to consider getting a secondary hobby that doesn’t involve baseball.
  • 7 or 8 correct: Nice job. You’re a hardcore fan and a regular at Sports Traders Diamond.
  • 5 or 6 correct: Solid performance. You see a good number of games every year and you may even read the blog on a semi-regular basis.
  • 3 or 4 correct: You’re an average fan -- and that’s A-OK.
  • 1 or 2 correct: You’re a casual fan who’s more interested in the ballpark experience than what happens on the field. You’re way more fun to hang around with than those annoying baseball nerds.
  • Zero correct: You mainly go to Sports Traders Diamond for the sunshine and tasty Kolsch. You’re my kind of people.
Check the blog over the next few days for the final section of the HarbourCats Record Book!

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