Pedro Feliciano vs Dick Radatz
Pedro Feliciano Is leading the Majors in games Pitched with 57. He has thrown a total of 40.1 innings in those games
Let’s compare this to a seventeen day stretch by Dick Radatz, relief pitcher for the Red Sox, in 1963.
June 9 vs Baltimore: Pitches the last six innings of a fourteen inning game and strikes out ten as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 3-2.
Jun 11 vs Detroit: Pitches the last 8.2 innings in relief and strikes out eleven as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 7-3 in fifteen innings.
Jun 14 vs Baltimore: Pitches two shutout innings.
Jun 16 vs Baltimore: Pitches three innings in the second game and strikes out four.
Jun 20 vs Tigers: Pitches three shutout innings and strikes out 5.
Jun 21 vs New York: One shutout inning, one strikeout.
Jun 22 vs New York: First game, 2.1 innings, three strikeouts. Second
game, two shutout innings, two strikeouts.
Jun 25 vs Cleveland: First game, 1.2 innings, four strikeouts and a save. Second game, 1.2 innings, three strikeouts and a save.
That’s over thirty-one innings in seventeen days.
Dick Radatz was the difference between the Red Sox and a close cellar finish back then. His arm burned out too soon, but what a relief pitcher he was from 1962-64.