Why do pitchers get credited with wins?
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12-20-2012, 08:19 AM
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I was just thinking about this, and I don't think I can conceive of a logical reason. I mean, would it make a difference if a pitcher was not credited with a win and instead the team is recognized as getting the win (as they already are)?
I mean I suppose it is a stat, but I think it's almost
universally agreed upon that wins are not a predictive measure of a pitcher's individual performance,
so the stat fails on that basis. Perhaps the same can be said of goaltenders in hockey.
I don't see QB's get assigned wins in football, or goaltenders in soccer and perhaps this can just as easily be done if you want to add a stat.
Is there a historical reason?
Tell that to award voters who seem to only give Cy Youngs to the guy with the most wins 95% of the time.
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