Justin Verlander of the New York Mets set another historic milestone by winning his first transfer win in an away game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Great American Ball Park on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time).
It is the record of winning pitchers against all teams. Verlander gave up 2 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings starting that day, and led the team to a 2-1 victory with one run.
It was the only victory among 30 major league clubs against Cincinnati, which had no record of victory, in the third appearance in his career. The previous two appearances had one loss.
The expansion of the major league to 30 clubs began in 1998 when the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Rays entered the National League and the American League, respectively. So, to become a winning pitcher against all 30 teams, you must be a pitcher who has been active since 1998 and must be active in two or more teams.
Verlander went down in history as the 21st pitcher ever to record wins against all 30 teams. Detroit Tigers debut in 2005, Houston Astros, current Mets, 19 years in total, 484 games to achieve a monumental achievement. Verlander started all 484 games.
Verlander played only in the American League until last year, but he had plenty of opportunities to face the entire team because he has appeared in games against National League teams through the interleague system.
The Kansas City Royals is the team with the most wins by Verlander, who recorded 245 wins in his career. He started 46 career games, going 24-10 with a 3.16 earned run average. Following this, he won 22 each against the Cleveland Guardians (22-24, 4.53), the Chicago White Sox (22-14, 3.72), and the Minnesota Twins (22-10, 2.76). Next is the Seattle Mariners (21-10, 3.09), Texas Rangers (20-8, 2.64), Oakland Athletics (16-7, 2.49), and Los Angeles Angels (15-11, 3.20).
The first pitcher to record a win against all 30 teams is left-hander Al Reiter. On May 1, 2002, when he was with the New York Mets, he opened this club by leading a 10-1 victory against Arizona with 3 hits and 1 run in 7 innings. That was 21 years ago.
Since then, Kevin Brown (New York Yankees, 2004), Terry Mulholland (Minnesota, 2004), Kurt Schilling (Boston, 2004), Woody Williams (San Diego, 2006), Jamie Moyer (Philadelphia, 2008), Randy Johnson (San Francisco, 2009) , Barry Zito (San Francisco, 2010), Javier Vazquez (Yankees, 2010), Vicente Padilla (LA Dodgers, 2010), Derrick Law (Cleveland, 2012), AJ Burnett (Pittsburgh, 2012), Dan Haren (Washington, 2013), Kyle Rossi (Milwaukee, 2015), Tim Hudson (San Francisco, 2015), John Lackey (Chicago Cubs, 2016), Max Scherzer (Washington, 2016), Bartolo Colon (Minnesota, 2017), Zack Greinke (Houston, 2019) , Gerrit Cole (Yankees in 2021), in order, joined the winning club against all 30 teams.안전놀이터
Then, who among Asian pitchers came close to this record? I think it might be Park Chan-ho and Nomo Hideo, who are the 1st and 2nd most Asian players in the Major League. Park Chan-ho won 28 teams while winning 124 games in 17 years from 1994 to 2010. The two teams without a winning record are Cleveland and Toronto. Against Cleveland, he had an average ERA of 3.27 without a win or loss in five games, and Toronto had an average ERA of 6.17 without a win or loss in seven games.
Nomo, who marked 123 wins in her career, has won against 29 teams, but has no record of winning against just one team, the Dodgers. He started 2 games, lost 1, and had an earned run average of 2.25 only.
Darvish Yu (San Diego), who is aiming for 100 major league wins as the third Asian pitcher, has yet to win against two teams, Texas and Baltimore Orioles.