8.E. Bonus Pitchers

1. Starting pitchers with an E.R.A. of 4.50 or higher may double their actual number of starts not to exceed 26 total starts. a) 1970 Yankee BILL BURBACH made 4 starts with an earned run average of 10.06. He could double his 4 starts (4*2) and make a maximum of 8 starts. 2. Relief pitchers with an E.R.A. of 4.50 or higher may double their actual number of relief’s not to exceed 65 total relief’s. a) 1950 Tiger PAUL CALVERT made 34 relief appearances with an earned run average of 6.35. Since doubling the number of his relief appearances would equal 68 (which is greater than 65), he could make a maximum of 65 relief appearances. 3. Dual Pitchers rated as both starters and relievers with an E.R.A. of 4.50 or higher: a) May double their number of actual starts not to exceed 26 total starts. b) May double their number of actual relief’s not to exceed 65 total relief appearances. (1) 1930 Indian JAKE MILLER made 9 starts and 15 relief appearances with an earned run average of 7.16 (24 total appearances. He could make 48 total appearances in the SPB 30 season, 18 of which can be starts.