Happy Pi Day, everyone! What the hell is pi day? Well, it's a slightly nerdy celebration about the value of the mathematical constant pi, which has a value of 3.14 (along with a neverending series of numbers after the 4). Anyway, I thought it would be cute to look at the number 3.14 (and it's variants with the decimal shifted around) in a baseball context.
-Not one MLB player with at least 100 plate appearances in 2012 hit .314.
-Not one MLB starting pitcher with at least 100 innings pitched in 2012 had a 3.14 ERA.
-The only MLB reliever that threw at least 20 innings with a 3.14 ERA was Sam LeCure of the Reds.
-No starter or reliever had a strikeout or walk rate of exactly 3.14 in 2012.
-Among the MLB starters with a career ERA of 3.14: Johan Santana, Josh Johnson, Adam Wainwright, and John Tudor.
-Among the MLB starters with a career strikeout rate of 3.14: Bill Lee, Lee Richmond, Sarge Connally, and Rube Foster.
-Among the MLB starters with a career walk...