One of the best things about the game of baseball, and what makes it so widely discussed and debated, is the overwhelming amount of statistics available.
Everyone knows the all-time home run leader, the wins leader, and the hits leader.
But who can name the player with the best strikeout-to-walk ratio?
That is why I have decided to start this series on obscure baseball stats. My hope is that this series will teach you something, while shining some light on some forgotten players and forgotten statistics.
I started with strikeout-to-walk ratio because I have seen Stephen Strasburg's impressive line of 195 strikeouts versus only 19 walks.
I think that this statistic is a good judge of how well a pitcher does at keeping himself out of trouble. Limiting walks is one of the biggest problems with pitchers today, and having a guy who doesn't walk many guys is a real asset.