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  • Build the perfect pitcher

    I posted something along these lines a few weeks back, but it was hidden in another thread, and I thought it might be deserving of its own thread.

    If you could build the perfect pitcher with a complement of five pitches in his arsenel, how would you do it? To illustrate what I'm talking about, here's my perfect pitcher:

    Walter Johnson's fastball.
    Bert Blyleven's curveball.
    Bruce Sutter's split-finger fastball.
    Pedro Martinez' changeup.
    Randy Johnson's slider.

    How would you put together your perfect pitcher?
    "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

  • #2
    McGinnity's stamina
    Clemens' mentality
    Maddux's accuracy
    Babe's hitting
    Matty's fielding

    Walter's fastball
    Pedro's change
    Smoltz's slider
    Gooden's curve
    Clemens' splitty

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
      Clemens' mentality

      Matty's fielding
      I'll take Maddux's fielding, and maybe Gibson's mentality
      Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by RuthMayBond
        I'll take Maddux's fielding, and maybe Gibson's mentality
        Fielding is coin flip although Greggy boy probably gets the nod.

        Depends on what era this "weird science" pitcher is pitching in. Gibby wouldn't last a full inning in today's game with the over-sensitive whiner crowd at the dish.

        I'll stick with Clemens cause he can travel back and intimidate or harness it and still deal with today's environment.

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        • #5
          Perry's cap
          Koufax's park

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          • #6
            Mike Scott's pockets?
            Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
            Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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            • #7
              John M. Ward's basestealing?
              Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
              Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                John M. Ward's basestealing?
                DAMN IT! I was just going to say his feet!

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                • #9
                  Ed Walsh's spitter
                  Russ Ford's emery ball
                  Early Wynn's mean streak
                  Dizzy Dean's gift of the gab
                  Lefty Grove's will to win
                  Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish's name
                  "(Van) Mungo and I get along fine. I just tell him I won't stand for no nonsense, and then I duck."
                  Casey Stengel

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                  • #10
                    Add in Ryne Duren's last warmup pitch... the one that usually hit the backstop.
                    Last edited by Androctus; 02-06-2006, 09:42 AM.
                    I AM ROSTERDAMUS!!!

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                    • #11
                      Randy Johnsons mullet

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blackout805
                        Randy Johnsons mullet
                        Rollie Finger's mustache

                        (Maybe I'll go morph all this together and post a pic of this freak )

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                        • #13
                          Am I missing something? Isn't Mo Rivera's cutter the greatest pitch of all time (unless you have some fondness for Big Train's fastball)?
                          "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

                          Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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                          • #14
                            Bob Gibson's intisity

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ElHalo
                              Am I missing something? Isn't Mo Rivera's cutter the greatest pitch of all time (unless you have some fondness for Big Train's fastball)?
                              That argument could be made EH, based on it being his only pitch, and the success he's had with it. It's his control and pinpoint accuracy with that pitch, that makes it so effective though. Not necessarily the actual pitch itself. If that makes any sense. Also, he only needs to have success with it one, maybe two innings at a time. No way he could go through the lineup three or four times and have the same success.

                              - Fernando's windup

                              - Ricky Vaughn's skull and crossbone glasses

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