Today’s Sports Stat-August 22, 2017

Pitcher Cole Hamels got the victory in Texas’ 5-3 win over the Angels yesterday. Since coming to the Rangers in a late-July trade in 2015, Hamels has a staggering 31-7 record with Texas, a .816 winning percentage.

Whether or not he can maintain this win-loss pace with the Rangers for as long as he is with the team, it’s interesting to note that Hamels’ .816 winning percentage with the team is pretty significant. In fact, of pitchers who have 20 or more career wins with a team, Hamels’ .816 winning percentage is the highest for any pitcher with a particular team in major league history.

Nine pitchers in MLB history (with a minimum of 20 wins with a team) have a winning percentage of .750 or higher. Here are those nine…

Cole Hamels, Texas, 2015-17, 31-7 (.816 winning pct.)
Zack Greinke, LA Dodgers, 2013-15, 51-15 (.773)
Howie Krist, St. Louis, 1937-46, 37-11 (.771)
Pedro Martinez, Boston, 1998-2004, 117-37 (.760)
Roger Clemens, Toronto, 1997-98, 41-13 (.759)
Joe Black, LA Dodgers, 1952-55, 22-7 (.759)
King Cole, Cubs, 1909-12, 40-13 (.755)
Jack Chesbro, Pittsburgh, 1901-02, 49-16 (.754)
Tom Hall, Cincinnati, 1972-75, 21-7 (.750)


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