Old Hoss Radbourn: 59 or 60 Wins?

Alex Bonilla, writing at the Sports Reference Blog:

Keen-eyed Baseball-Reference users have written us asking about an update made to the statistics of Hall of Fame pitcher Old Hoss Radbourn. In the past, we had displayed Radbourn with 59 wins in his 1884 season with Providence. However, in a recent update, Radbourn has been bumped up to 60 wins.

Before we delve into what the correct number is, let’s zoom out a bit, first.

Radbourn — whom all baseball fans should follow — reacting to the news:

Pleased to become the only hurler to win games in the 19th and 21st centuries.

Thursday, 11 April 2019