Kevin Brown. Randy Johnson. Curt Schilling….. and now Dan Harenby Chris Jaffe
August 09, 2013
Turns out the seventh time is the charm.
Friday night, Nationals pitcher Dan Haren took the hill for the seventh time in his career against the Phillies. Unlike the first six times, this time Haren came away with the win, in a 9-2 triumph for Washington.
This proved to be a historical win for Haren because—as noted in advance here at THT—he’d already beaten the other 29 teams. This win gives Haren a victory against his 30th/final franchise.
Haren got to his 28th team back in 2009. At the time, he needed just the White Sox and Phillies. He got the ChiSox in April 2011, and has been needing just the Phillies ever since.
He is the 13th pitcher to join the club.Preceding him in the club are some of the best pitchers of the last 20 years, men like Kevin Brown, Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling. Then again, also beating him to the club are a bunch of random journeymen like Woody Williams, Terry Mulholland, and my personal favorite, Vicente Padilla.
Rounding out the club are Al Leiter, Jamie Moyer, Barry Zito, Javier Vazquez, Derek Lowe and A.J. Burnett.
And now, Dan Haren.
Here is when the guys joined the club:
April 27, 2002: Al Leiter
March 31, 2004: Kevin Brown
July 3, 2004: Terry Mulholland
Sept. 10, 2004: Curt Schilling
Sept. 26, 2006: Woody Williams
May 26, 2008: Jamie Moyer
April 19, 2009: Randy Johnson
June 12, 2010: Barry Zito
July 21, 2010: Javier Vazquez
Aug. 10, 2010: Vicente Padilla
May 10, 2010: Derrek Lowe
July 21, 2012: A.J. Burnett
Aug. 9, 2013: Dan Haren
History instructor by day, statnerd by night, Chris Jaffe leads one of the most exciting double lives imaginable; with the exception of every other double life possible to imagine. Despite his lack of comic-book-hero-worthiness, Chris enjoys farting around with this stuff. His new book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers is available for order. Chris welcomes responses to his articles via e-mail. Oh, and now he's on twitter.