Thursday, August 2, 2012

Top-5 Seasons Put Up Last Year

Kansas City's Albert Johnson set a new hitting streak record last season with 44.  The old mark of 38 was set by Don Satou way back in Season 2.

The streak highlighted an excellent .336/36/122 season for Johnson, although it wasn't good enough for either an All-Star or Silver Slugger nod.

On the pitching side, Luis Contreras (runaway Cy Young winner) put up perhaps the best season by anyone not named Chris Nen.  He recorded 26 wins (tied for 3rd all-time), threw 277 innings (3rd all-time), tied 3 others for 1st all-time with 11 complete games, and had the 5th-best WHIP ever with a 0.92.

Pittsburgh's Keith Caldwell (Cy Young runnerup) notched 33 quality starts in a terrific but overshadowed campaign, good for 3rd on the all-time list.

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