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  • Greatest Pitching Season Ever

    Let's vote!

    I used this as my primary source for greatest pitching seasons.

    http://www.baseball-statistics.com/G...ng-seasons.htm

    Many pitchers had more than 1 great season. However, I included every pitcher once on the poll to save room. You can vote "other" if you think another season is the greatest.
    32
    2000 Pedro Martinez
    18.75%
    6
    1994 Greg Maddux
    3.13%
    1
    1968 Bob Gibson
    9.38%
    3
    1985 Dwight Gooden
    3.13%
    1
    1996 Kevin Brown
    0.00%
    0
    1997 Roger Clemens
    0.00%
    0
    1964 Dean Chance
    0.00%
    0
    1981 Nolan Ryan
    0.00%
    0
    1978 Ron Guidry
    0.00%
    0
    1966 Sandy Koufax
    3.13%
    1
    1953 Warren Spahn
    0.00%
    0
    1955 Billy Pierce
    0.00%
    0
    2002 Randy Johnson
    0.00%
    0
    1971 Tom Seaver
    0.00%
    0
    1914 Dutch Leonard
    3.13%
    1
    1913 Walter Johnson
    37.50%
    12
    1906 Mordecai Brown
    0.00%
    0
    1905 Christy Mathewson
    0.00%
    0
    1901 Cy Young
    0.00%
    0
    1915 Pete Alexander
    3.13%
    1
    1884 Charley Radbourn
    3.13%
    1
    1907 Jack Pfiester
    0.00%
    0
    1931 Lefty Grove
    0.00%
    0
    1907 Carl Lundgren
    0.00%
    0
    1902 Jack Taylor
    0.00%
    0
    1908 Addie Joss
    0.00%
    0
    1933 Carl Hubbell
    0.00%
    0
    1894 Amos Rusie
    0.00%
    0
    1884 Guy Hecker
    0.00%
    0
    1912 Smokey Joe Wood
    3.13%
    1
    1968 Denny McLain
    0.00%
    0
    1908 Ed Walsh
    0.00%
    0
    1904 Jack Chesbro
    3.13%
    1
    Other
    9.38%
    3

    The poll is expired.

    Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

  • #2
    Guidry and Doc I saw up close and they were unreal but jeez, Carlton won 27 for a team that won 59 games.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 714 on beer and dogs
      Carlton won 27 for a team that won 59 games.
      Not on the ballot, is it? Oops, it should be. Oh well, that's what the "other" spot is for.
      Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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      • #4
        I see you neglected to include your namesake (although you did get my namesake).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mordeci
          I see you neglected to include your namesake
          I'm not sure what you mean.
          Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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          • #6
            --My guess is he means Mike Torrez. I voted other for Carlton 72. Not sure that would have been my pick if it was on the ballot, but it is one of the top half dozen at least and much greaer than several nominated.

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            • #7
              You've got stuff like 07 Pfiester (Lundgren was arguably as good) and 12 Wood (WJohnson was better) but not stuff like 1888 Silver King, '89 Clarkson, 1918 Vaughn, '24 Vance, '39 Walters,
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by leecemark
                --My guess is he means Mike Torrez. I voted other for Carlton 72. Not sure that would have been my pick if it was on the ballot, but it is one of the top half dozen at least and much greaer than several nominated.
                Why would I include any of Mike Torrez's single-seasons on the ballot? My last name is Torres, hence my username.

                Mark - your pick doesn't make much sense to me. You voted for Carlton's 72 instead of all the others, but yet you say you're not sure that would be your pick if it was on the ballot. ??? Please explain more.
                Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                  You've got stuff like 07 Pfiester (Lundgren was arguably as good) and 12 Wood (WJohnson was better) but not stuff like 1888 Silver King, '89 Clarkson, 1918 Vaughn, '24 Vance, '39 Walters,
                  Just vote "other" if you think any one of the seasons you mentioned are the best.

                  I went by the seasons on the website I presented, plus I added in RJ's '02 since Metal Ed mentioned it on the other site. I didn't wanna make a super-long list of all the good seasons in history. Really, only a select few can be argued for being the greatest, but it seems everybody has a different opinion, so I made the list as long as I thought necessary. If you think another is better than the ones already presented, vote "other" - that's what it's there for.
                  Last edited by torez77; 04-27-2005, 12:40 PM.
                  Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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                  • #10
                    --Carlton's 72 season would have been a finalist in my decision if it was on the ballot. I don't really have a preconceived idea about best single season, but there have been few, if any, better than that one. It being overlooked on the ballot was kind of a tie breaker. Had to make sure it didn't go overlooked (although it actually had one other vote already before me).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by torez77
                      Just vote "other" if you think any one of the seasons you mentioned are the best.

                      I went by the seasons on the website I presented, plus I added in RJ's '02 since Metal Ed mentioned it on the other site. I didn't wanna make a super-long list of all the good seasons in history. Really, only a select few can be argued for being the greatest. If you think another is better than the ones already presented, vote "other" - that's what it's there for.
                      I mean they should have replaced some that were on the ballot. Carlton was good but his season was ALSO indicative of how bad his team was. I'm debating between two seasons eighty-seven years apart which was better
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                        I'm debating between two seasons eighty-seven years apart which was better
                        Lemme guess - Walter's 1913 and Pedro's 2000?
                        Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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                        • #13
                          Walter "The Big Train" Johnson

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                          • #14
                            Just to clarify - Carlton's '72 and Newhouser's '46 were mentioned on the other thread, but after or while I was posting the ballot. I should've remembered Carlton's '72 anyway. My bad.
                            Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by torez77
                              Lemme guess - Walter's 1913 and Pedro's 2000?
                              HOW the HECK did you know THAT?
                              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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