Stats and photo source: Baseball Reference
The Endangered Species of Baseball. (The New York Times, 3/31/2016)
250 Regular-Season Innings Pitched Last accomplished: Justin Verlander, 2011. The five-man rotation has been established for decades. But with the exploding cost of veteran pitching — and the value to teams of healthy, productive starters who are young and cheap — limiting workloads, not increasing them, is the trend.
Why pick 1960?
It was a magical season for Pittsburgh Pirates fans and, especially, for a Warren PA boy whose first season of total immersion in baseball it was.
And this is how it ended.
The greatest game ever played. (ESPN, 10/12/2015)