Toronto Mike

We Rule In Complete Games


I'm crazy busy with a couple of web projects, but I wanted to throw down my little observation about our Toronto Blue Jays and complete games by starting pitchers.

Roy Halladay won his 20th game of the season yesterday, and it was his 9th complete game.  That's pretty amazing for this day and age.  Halladay will finish the season as the league leader in that department.  If you look back over the past 12 season, the Jays have pretty much dominated the AL in this department.

2008 - Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
2007 - Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
2006 - C.C. Sabathia, Indians
2005 - Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
2004 - Mark Mulder, A's & Sidney Ponson, O's & Jake Westbrook, Indians
2003 - Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
2002 - Paul Byrd, Royals
2001 - Steve Sparks, Tigers
2000 - David Wells, Blue Jays
1999 - David Wells, Blue Jays
1998 - Scott Erickson, O's
1997 - Roger Clemens, Blue Jays & Pat Hentgen, Blue Jays
1996 - Pat Hentgen, Blue Jays

That's 8 of the past 12 season a Blue Jay has led the American League in complete games.  And there's four different Jays on that list, too.  I'm just sayin'...

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