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Kirk Rueter retired tonight as the all-time winngest lefthander in San Francisco Giants history. I have nothing more to say other than I am shocked by that fact.
I looked up the team leaders in left-handed wins (as opposed to left-handed compliments) for each franchise in their various iterations. Here goes. Enjoy:
I think Rueter gets history bonus points for being mostly associated with one team. If he pitched for several clubs his retirement would elicit a shrug and, "105-80? He wasn't that good."
Until the same dude was pitching in the Series eight years later and I could tell everybody "!!! No way, I saw him pitch waaaaaay back when..."
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