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Johnson City Cards Starters of the Year: 2008

Scott McGregor

Tandem starters Deryk Hooker and Scott McGregor take our award as the top starting pitcher pair on the St. Louis Cardinals Appalachian League club in 2008.

As discussed in yesterday's Reliever of the Year article, the Johnson City Cardinals used what is known as the "piggyback" starting system this year.  The piggyback or tandem starting system pairs two pitchers together as a unit for a game.  This year, Johnson City had five piggyback pairs of starting pitchers.    The piggyback system - with no personnel changes, no schedule changes and no...

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