willy-t wrote:I'm thinking perhaps Sandy Koufax
For those of us who were fortunate enough to see this man pitch - he was awesome. He had pinpoint accuracy with his blazing fastball and could throw a "12-to-6-o'clock" curve where the bottom would just fall out. He was an absolute mound master that may never be equaled again. Sandy Koufax had . . . the greatest stuff off all time.
Another blast from the past who put it all together for about a two year stint was Vida Blue. He was absolutly unhittable for about two seasons. His four-pitch command (fastball, slider, curve, and changeup) was some of the greatest stuff I've ever seen.
But if there is one man that I wanted to have the ball on any given day it was Bob Gibson. Pure intimidation. He owned the plate and the hitter knew it. One time Willy Mays came up to the plate and started digging into the batters box with both feet. He looked up, forgetting it was Gibson so he backed out of the box and filled both of the holes up. Gibson threw at Willy on the next pitch anyway! Gibson was another true master of some of the greatest stuff of all time.