Christy Mathewson, Hall of Fame pitcher with the New York Giants, is MLB's all time postseason shutout leader with 4. After Josh Beckett's shutout in Game 1 of the 2007 ALDS series with the Angels, he is tied for second place all time with Whitey Ford and Mordecai (Three Finger) Brown with 3 postseason shutouts.
Andy Pettitte has the most career postseason wins with 18.
As of 2009, Andy Pettitte holds the record for most career postseason wins with 18.
As of 2012's Postseason, 10 teams in total, 5 teams from each league will make the Postseason.
Sandy Koufax had 11 shutouts in 1963 for the Dodgers.
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Derek Jeter holds the record for most career games played in the postseason with 138.
There are two leagues in American major league baseball, the American League and the National League. The American League has the designated hitter rule which allows for someone other than the pitcher to bat in the pitcher's place. The pitcher does not bat in the American League. The National League does not have the designated hitter rule. The pitcher does bat in the National League.
Ron Guidry led the American League with 9 Shutouts for the Yankees in 1978, and that is tops for a LH thrower. Also, Bob Lemon led with 10 Shutouts for Cleveland in 1948, and he batted left, but threw right.
Through game 1 of the 2010 playoffs, Derek Jeterhas made the most postseason appearances. He has played in 139 games.
Jon Papelbon Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a relief pitcher for Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. He has the 4th most regular season career saves in Major League history, is the American League career leader, and has won 4 World Series titles with the Yankees. He is the all-time Major League postseason leader in saves and ERA. Nicknamed "Mo", Rivera is frequently referred to as the greatest postseason relief pitcher of all time, and is often considered to be the greatest closer in baseball history. Rivera is well-known for his signature pitch, a sharp-breaking cut fastball.
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In Major League Baseball, a wild card may be issued if two teams in both the American and the National league qualify for the postseason even though they did not win in their division.
There are 2 Wildcards in Major League Baseball, one in each league. The wildcard team -- the team with the best record that did not win the division -- gets to join the division winners in the postseason.
Major League baseball season typically runs from early April to late September, followed by the postseason in October.
As of the start of the 2007 postseason, Bernie Williams had played the most postseason games in MLB history with 121. However, Derek Jeter had played 119 games in the postseason and, barring injury, will pass Williams for the #1 spot if he plays 3 games in the 2007 postseason.
The American League uses the Designated hitter, and the pitcher does not bat as in the National League.
Walter Johnson was a pitching legend in major league baseball. His record was 416 wins and 279 losses. In his games won, he did so with 110 shutouts.