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2017 BBF Top 100 Pitchers of All Time #46-50

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  • #46
    Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

    I didn't think you cared how much a team's offense and defense helped or hurt his stats.
    No, I mean I used to think he was just a mediocre pitcher who was famous due to being on great Yankee teams. His overall stats look kind of mediocre mainly due to his early years on Boston.

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    • #47
      Stan Coveleski
      Don Drysdale
      Rube Waddell
      Bret Saberhagen
      Justin Verlander
      "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

      - Alvin Dark

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      • #48
        1. Stanislaus Kowalewski
        2. Rube Wadell
        3. Bob Lemon
        4. Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity
        5. Clark Griffith


        I'm reading these lists above and it seems like the guys who played when pictures were in black and white are a little underrepresented! There was baseball before 1940 guys! I think I'm the first person to mention both McGinnity and Griffith. At least, I won't have to do to much work next round in my rankings.


        (Yes, I know there is baseball after 1940 too - but IMO the old guys are sometimes overlooked. And yes, I honestly believe the guys in my list above had better careers than Zack Greinke, etc.)
        Last edited by Toledo Inquisition; 12-08-2017, 03:18 PM.
        Sept. 14, 1976, Atlanta. A youngster, in his 2nd MLB game, enters the game in the 8th inning playing catcher. His name? Dale Murphy

        He glances down the 3rd base line and sees a young umpire in his first MLB game. That ump's name? Joe West.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
          1. Stanislaus Kowalewski
          2. Rube Wadell
          3. Bob Lemon
          4. Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity
          5. Clark Griffith


          I'm reading these lists above and it seems like the guys who played when pictures were in black and white are a little underrepresented! There was baseball before 1940 guys! I think I'm the first person to mention both McGinnity and Griffith. At least, I won't have to do to much work next round in my rankings.


          (Yes, I know there is baseball after 1940 too - but IMO the old guys are sometimes overlooked. And yes, I honestly believe the guys in my list above had better careers than Zack Greinke, etc.)
          For me, it's hard to compare those guys who pitched 400 innings a year to guys who pitch 200 nowadays. I have barely only heard of Griffth...looks like a darn good pitcher. I myself was looking at the stats of some old timers,..Carl Mays, Urban Shocker, Babe Adams, Red Faber, Mel Harder, Dizzy Trout, Tommy Bridges, Eddie Rommell, Ted Lyons, Eppa Rixey.

          The thing, is, all we have now are a page of stats, we don't know the story behind them, or any 'intangibles' or narrative. it's hard to know how to rank which, guy they all seem pretty close. The HOFers and all time greats from back then we all know pretty well, but these secondary, borderline type guys are virtually unknown now.
          Last edited by willshad; 12-08-2017, 04:04 PM.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by willshad View Post

            For me, it's hard to compare those guys who pitched 400 innings a year to guys who pitch 200 nowadays. I have barely only heard of Griffth...looks like a darn good pitcher. I myself was looking at the stats of some old timers,..Carl Mays, Urban Shocker, Babe Adams, Red Faber, Dizzy Trout, Tommy Bridges, Eddie Rommell, Ted Lyons, Eppa Rizey.

            The thing, is, all we have now are a page of stats, we don't know the story behind them, or any 'intangibles' or narrative. it's hard to know how to rank which, guy they all seem pretty close.
            At this stage, I agree. A lot of pitchers are relatively close. I can't chastise some of these other picks, but I'd figure at least someone besides me would mention them. Where is 1905Giants when you need him!
            Sept. 14, 1976, Atlanta. A youngster, in his 2nd MLB game, enters the game in the 8th inning playing catcher. His name? Dale Murphy

            He glances down the 3rd base line and sees a young umpire in his first MLB game. That ump's name? Joe West.

            Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

            Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

            Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

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            • #51
              Originally posted by willshad View Post

              The HOFers and all time greats from back then we all know pretty well, but these secondary, borderline type guys are virtually unknown now.
              Not around here they're not.
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              19th Century League Champion
              1900s League Champion
              1910s League Champion

              1930s League Division Winner
              1950s League Champion
              1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
              1960s League Division Winner
              1970s League Champion
              1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
              1980s League Champion
              All Time Greats League Champion

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              • #52
                Nobody outside of this site and a few other hardcore baseball fanatic sites knows who the hell old secondary stars like Ruffing, Lyons, and Coveleski are either. I mean, I have never heard the name of Eddie Ciccotte ever uttered by a single human being outside of a Black Sox movie.
                Last edited by Bothrops Atrox; 12-09-2017, 03:43 PM.
                1885 1886 1926 1931 1934 1942 1944 1946 1964 1967 1982 2006 2011

                1887 1888 1928 1930 1943 1968 1985 1987 2004 2013

                1996 2000 2001 2002 2005 2009 2012 2014 2015


                The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
                The Top 100 Position Players In MLB History

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