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Winning Trivia



In celebration of the glory of a winning record and enjoyable baseball, in celebration of sending some whiny, self-aggrandizing Red Sox fans home winless, in celebration of our first three game sweep of the Red Sox since 2001 (starting pitchers - Dave Burba, CC Sabathia, and Bartolo Colon), today's trivia is all about winning.

First of all, I'm not a big enough person not to gloat.  Wound? Say hello to salt.  Which three pitchers have the most career wins against the Boston Red Sox?

1. Mel Harder - 44

2. Early Wynn - 39

3. Ted Lyons - 39

(If you made a top ten list of pitchers' career wins against the Red Sox, five of those guys would have had the majority of those victories as a member of the Cleveland Indians).

Second, there are 14 pitchers currently on a 25-man roster who are amongst the top ten in career wins for the franchise for whom they currently play.  Eight of the 14 play for one of the teams added in the two most recent rounds of expansion (Arizona, Tampa Bay, Colorado, Florida), greatly limiting their competition.  Name the pitchers...

Recent Expansion

1. James Shields - Tampa Bay Rays - 56 (1st)

2. Josh Johnson - Florida Marlins - 46 (5th)

3. Jorge de la Rosa - Colorado Rockies - 35 (8th)

4. David Price - Tampa Bay Rays - 29 (5th)

5. Ricky Nolasco - Florida Marlins - 54 (2nd)

6. Ubaldo Jimenez - Colorado Rockies - 50 (5th)

7. Andy Sonnanstine - Tampa Bay Rays - 28 (6th)

8. Jeff Niemann - Tampa Bay Rays - 27 (7th)

Other franchises

1. Tim Wakefield - Boston Red Sox - 179 (3rd)

2. Mark Buehrle - Chicago White Sox - 149 (8th)

3. Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners - 72 (5th)

4. Livan Hernandez - Washington Nationals - 62 (7th)

5. Ervin Santana - Los Angeles Angels - 76 (9th)

6. Darren Oliver - Texas Rangers - 56 (9th)

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