Pedro Martinez won his 200th game last night and in doing so improved his overall winning percentage to an impressive .701 (200 wins against only 84 losses).
In an era when it is rare to find many teams with more than one outstanding starter on the roster who has been a consistent winner over the course of a lengthy career to say nothing of multiple pitchers who fit that description, I am once more reminded of the Orioles of my youth.
In 15 years, eight of them during his prime with the Orioles, Mike Cuellar was 185 – 130 (.587)
In 14 years, all but one of them with the O’s, Dave McNally was 184 – 119 (.607)
In his entire 19 year career in Baltimore Jim Palmer was 268 – 152 (.638)