Batting.G inconsistent for pitchers
- For pitchers, the pattern seems to be that the Batting.G column shows the
number of non-DH games in which the pitcher played, except for pitchers who
did not appear in any non-DH games for that team, in which case it matches
This makes it impossible to answer questions of the form "How many major
league games has Mike Hampton played?"
I don't know of an online source for the correct data. Even mlb.com gets
this wrong. The TSN Baseball Guide, crediting STATS Inc, shows the correct
figures, when it comes out in March.