Found June 11, 2012 on 60ft6in:
The 1968 MLB season featured the greatest pitching statistics in the live ball era (since 1920).  However, thanks to the Factor12 (F12) Rating, baseball fans can delve deeper into the statistical minutia and uncover the real truth. Bob Gibson 1968 F12:   22-9 / 1.12 ERA / 0.85 WHIP / 28 CG / 13 SHO / 304.67 IP / 268 SO / 62 BB Is it possible that Bob Gibson’s season is overrated considering the elements favoring pitchers…. 15-inch mound, no DH, the strike zone increased from the top of the batter’s shoulders to the bottom of his knees, and 4-team expansion a season later? The breakdown of every MLB pitcher during the 1968 season: Year Teams #Pitchers ERA IP AVG IP 1968 20 287 2.98 29233.67 101.86 As shown above, the 1968 season produced the only season in the live ball era with a sub-3.00 MLB ERA.  In fact, of the 76 qualifying pitchers, 7 pitchers produced a sub-2.00 ERA, 49 posted a sub-3.00 ERA, and only 2 posted an ERA above 4.00! Year Teams...
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