Dorm Room Dispute: Interview with Former Cy Young Winner Jack McDowell

Dorm Room Dispute: Interview with Former Cy Young Winner Jack McDowell

by January 27, 2022 1 comment

Mitchell Kaminski speaks with former Chicago White Sox pitcher and 1993 Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell. McDowell shares his thoughts on how analytics are ruining baseball and why automated strike zones are bad news for hitters. He discusses what it was like going through a lockout as a player in 1994 and the White Sox chances of winning the World Series that year. He also reveals whether he used any foreign substances when he pitched, the toughest opponent he ever faced, why the White Sox didn’t re-sign him, his thoughts on Tony La Russa, and more!

Timestamps: 

(1:04) -McDowell’s beef with analytics and metrics

(4:48)- How was he able to throw so many complete games?

(11:35)- Wild stories about players doctoring baseballs.

(15:29)- 1994 lockout. Would the White Sox have won the World Series?

(21:44)- Why didn’t the White Sox resign him?

(23:00)- Winning the Cy Young Award & why wins mattered to him as a pitching stat

(27:18)- Who was the toughest hitter he ever faced?


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  1. Dean
    #1 Dean 8 February, 2022, 09:01

    Black Jack! This was a great interview, thank you! This dude was one hell of a pitcher, I lived to watch him pitch!

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