Complete games disappearing in baseball’s Analytics Age


              FILE - This photo taken June 30, 2012 shows former Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer applauds during a ceremony honoring former manager Earl Weaver in Baltimore, June 30, 2012. Jim Palmer pitched 25 complete games in 1975. The entire major leagues have combined for 35 this year, down from 50 last season and 622 in 1988. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
            
              FILE - Baltimore pitcher Jim Palmer (22) delivers during a World Series game, Monday, Oct. 11, 1971, in Baltimore, Md. Palmer pitched 25 complete games in 1975. The entire major leagues have combined for 35 this year, down from 50 last season and 622 in 1988. (AP Photo/File)
            
              Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
            
              New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Complete games disappearing in baseball’s Analytics Age