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Digging out the obscure numbers

From "unhittable" pitchers to very "hittable" pitchers, the numbers offer the cold, hard facts.

Originally Published: January 28, 2005
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Useless Information keeps on coming, with our Top 10 Useless Info Nuggets of the Month ...

10. Our definition of an "unhittable" pitcher would be a guy who submerged the batting average of both left-handed and right-handed hitters below the Mendoza Line. Just five relief pitchers (with 50 appearances or more) and one starter did that last year:

Armando Benitez (LHs .168, RHs .140) Billy Wagner (.103, .197) Tom Gordon (.185, .174) Brad Lidge (.191, .155) Ugueth Urbina (.191, ...

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