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From Wounded Wood Duck to Thoroughbred In A World Series-Bound "Stable"

Do you know the typical setting of a rookie reliever making his 1,000th Major League pitch? The answer is an emphatic "No" followed by a good-natured "No one does." Even in today's pitch count-centric world, that's not a threshold any analyst is rattling off during a telecast. But, by diving heavy into the research, I found out that we may have witnessed the most iconic instance in baseball history on Saturday night.
For your [modern] classic one-inning bullpen guys, with an average of 17 pitches per, you're looking at their 58th career appearance. With the focus on service time and "starting the free agency clock" it's become really tough to squeeze that many outings into a singular rookie campaign. 
On the rare occasion that a rookie spends an entire season with a Major League club — like a Jeurys Familia did with the 2014 New York Mets — 1,000 occurs during appearance number 61 in the dog days of summer (August 20). He went on to appear i…
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The Cloverleaf Chronicles I: Sun Angles

This is a companion piece to 4Most Sport Group's video series The Cloverleaf Chronicles. Read this in conjunction with Episode #1 on Sun Angles. If you are stumbling upon this blog before watching the video, treat it as the prologue to what you will see. If you are arriving here as directed by our little educational segment, consider this the rich backstory for the "star" of that show. Okay, that'll be the only terrible dad joke, I promise. 

In all seriousness, this information is not entirely necessary to extract the thesis out of The Cloverleaf Chronicles' first installment. However, it is the perfect amount of "nerding out" for those, like me, that want to learn everything about everything. It's a medium dive, with plenty of Sun-related things there wasn't time to tuck into the video. Call it the director's cut.

What we aim to do is drop a few anecdotes about our compelling heavenly body. We'll also sprinkle in some cultural history wit…