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The Brewer Advent Calendar #18: Jeff Suppan

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Another day, another door. Behind today's door on the Brewer Advent Calendar is...Jeff Suppan!

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Jeff Suppan has started 366 career games, which is a lot more than any of his 2009 Brewer teammates. Unfortunately, he hasn't won a lot of them.

In fact, he's almost lapped the field for least career wins by a pitcher with 366 or more starts (since 1961):

Pitcher GS Wins
Jeff Suppan 366 128
Jim Clancy 381 140
Mike Morgan 411 141
Bobby Witt 397 142
Kevin Gross 368 142

Now, that's not entirely fair, almost all of the pitchers I'm comparing Suppan to in that chart had more than 366 starts. But, since 1961, Suppan also has the 14th lowest winning percentage among pitchers with at least 366 starts:

Pitcher W L %
Mike Morgan 141 186 43.1
Jim Clancy 140 167 45.6
Kevin Gross 142 158 47.3
Steve Trachsel 143 159 47.4
Bobby Witt 142 157 47.5
Mike Moore 161 176 47.8
Tom Candiotti 151 164 47.9
Danny Darwin 171 182 48.4
Bob Knepper 146 155 48.5
Charlie Hough 216 216 50.0
Claude Osteen 196 194 50.3
Frank Tanana 240 236 50.4
Rick Wise 188 181 50.9
Jeff Suppan 128 123 51.0

Note: Suppan is the only active pitcher on that list signed for 2009. Steve Trachsel hasn't officially retired, but is still a free agent. Assuming Trachsel and Kenny Rogers are retiring, here's the active leaderboard:

Pitcher W L %
Jeff Suppan 128 123 51.0
Livan Hernandez 147 139 51.4
Tim Wakefield 178 157 53.1
Jamie Moyer 246 185 57.1
John Smoltz 210 147 58.8