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Unbelievable Stat About Minnesota Twins' Sad Pitching Goes Viral

Twins Territory featured a ridiculous dearth of hard-throwing pitchers this year.

Twins Territory featured a ridiculous dearth of hard-throwing pitchers this year.

On the same day the San Francisco Giants closed out the World Series with a Game 7 victory against the Kansas City Royals, local baseball blogger Parker Hageman tweeted out a stat that pretty much sums up how sad the Minnesota Twins pitching staff was this season.

Less than 24 hours later, it's been retweeted upward of 1,700 times.

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-- Parker Hageman (@ParkerHageman) October 29, 2014 Sure, there's more to effective pitching than throwing hard, but in this case the velocity stat is a pretty good proxy for the broader state of the Twins. The Twins' team ERA of 4.57 was the second-worst in the MLB, ahead of only the Colorado Rockies, who play their home games in a high-elevation stadium long regarded as the best in baseball for hitters.

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