mbuser wrote:he was the hardest pitcher to get a hit off of in the history of the game. but i have to assume that his BAA numbers can be explained so they are less impressive (?)
Probably, but no matter the explanation his BAA numbers will still be impressive to me.
also, steve carlton's ERA+ (115) was also about the same as al leiter's (112). should this lead me to believe that either carlton was also overrated or al leiter was very underrated? tavish?
I guess that depends on where you think Carlton fits in the overall history of the game. If you want to call him one of the 5 or 10 greatest pitchers ever or (like what many of the Ryan fans will do) call him the Greatest, then yes you have been greatly misled. He makes it in as one of the 10 greatest living pitchers though so I guess thats something.