Take a look at this photo. It was taken 50 years ago at Cleveland Stadium.
Care to venture a guess as to what makes it special? By that, we mean unusual?
Well, it's probably the only photo you will ever see of FOUR pitchers who all won 20 games in a season for the same team!
Today, a 20-game winner for any pitcher is unusual. To have multiple winners on the same team, even a roster stacked like the Los Angeles Dodgers, is rare. So, FOUR is incredible. It's something we're never likely to see happen again.
Fifty years ago, the Baltimore Orioles accomplished this feat, fielding FOUR 20-game winners. That came during the 1971 season. The photo includes (left to right):
Jim Palmer 20-10 2.71 ERA
Dave McNally 21-5 2.89 ERA
Mike Cuellar 20-9 3.08 ERA
Pat Dobson 20-8 2.90 ERA
Fun Fact: These four pitchers accounted for 81 out of 101 team wins.