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Jack Morris vs. Andy Pettitte

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  • Jack Morris vs. Andy Pettitte

    I think this is a pretty interesting comparison. Both were solidly above-average starting pitchers for a long time, but not superstars. Both are largely known for their postseason heroics, though if you look at the numbers both up them basically matched their regular season stats in the postseason. Pettitte won five World Series with the Yankees, while Morris won three World Series with three different teams (Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays).

    Morris has not yet been elected to the HOF but many feel it's inevitable. I don't think Pettitte will be given as much consideration.

    So who's better?
    Jack Morris
    Andy Pettitte
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  • #2
    Pettitte's top couple of seasons (97 and 05) were better than anything that Morris did. And Pettitte was the PS pitcher that people think Morris was. Up 15 or so WAR for those inclined too.
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    • #3
      In his 8 playoff starts besides the '84 and '91 World Series, Jack Morris had a 6.35 ERA in 51 IP.
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      • #4
        I'm going Jack Morris, Pettite gets docked for peds.
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        • #5
          Black Jack because he had that neato stache and made Charlie Leibrandt cry.


          • #6
            I give my vote to Pettitte. So according to these polls, Mussina > Pettitte > Morris.


            • #7
              This is each generations "big game pitcher" with lots of wins, a relatively high ERA and the good fortune to play for high scoring offenses. I went Pettitte who for a spell (96-98) was a top three pitcher in his league and that included a much higher bar than in Black Jack's time.


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