Ricky Romero on Pace to Break Wild Pitch SS Record?

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero right now has 15 wild pitches on the season. That’s three more than anybody else in baseball this season. The record for most wild pitches in a single season since the AL-NL merger in 1901 is 30 by Red Ames (in 1905) and Tony Cloninger has the modern-era record with 27 (in 1966).

Romero has had 19 starts and it looks like he’s going to get to 33-35.  If that should happen, he’s on pace for about 26, which would put him around the modern era record.

I dunno why, I just love keeping track of these kinds of things. The line between wild pitch and passed ball is kind of thin, but still something fun to think about.

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