A Look Back at Paul Splittorff’s Career Highlights

From SABR member Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times on May 25:

Earlier today, former Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff died after a fight with cancer at age 64.

I’ve never been a Royals fan but I do remember as a kid when he was a veteran pitcher, and all-time franchise victory in wins to boot. My main memory of him when I was a kid is something a bit more oddball, though: I always like the named “Splittorff.” It just sounds nice.

At any rate, I recently wrote a piece discussing Harmon Killebrew career highlights when Killer died, and though Splittorff isn’t nearly as big a figure as Killebrew, I thought I’d do the same.

Below is a list of big games Splittorff appeared in, his best/worst/most noteworthy achievements, and some oddball games/moments he happened to be on hand for, even if he had nothing to do with what made that game worthy of note. Hey, they’re all games he appeared in.

Read the full article here: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/blog_article/paul-splitorff-career-highlights/

Originally published: May 26, 2011. Last Updated: May 26, 2011.