Tuesday in Atlanta, Tim Hudson won the 200th game of his marvelous Major League Baseball career.
I hope you were paying attention.
Hudson became only the 110th pitcher in MLB history to accomplish the feat, according to STATS LLC. For context, 236 pitchers have thrown no-hitters. So, Hudson's new distinction is more than twice as rare as having thrown a no-hitter.
And here's what was really rare: Hudson homered in the fifth inning of the Braves' 8-1 win over Washington -- with an assist from Bryce Harper -- to join Bob Lemon as the only pitchers to hit a home run in their 200th career victories since at least 1920, according to STATS LLC.
Hudson's achievement deserves to be celebrated because of baseball's present environment, as much as for its place in history. In an era of pitch counts and specialized bullpens, round numbers are becoming more difficult to reach. Hudson is one of only three active pitchers with 200 wins, the others being Andy Pettitte (248) and Roy Halladay (2...