Swinger wrote:Koufax gets my vote. A longer career is not neccessarily a better career.
Not true. Spahn had more wins after age 35 then Koufax did in his entire career
(187 to 165). Please think about that for a moment. At an age when Koufax was long retired Spahn was still winning games. After age 35, Spahn had seven
20-win seasons. Please think about that for a moment. However, Spahn never had individual seasons like Koufax. Koufax had a much higher "peak" value but Spahn blows koufax out of the water in "career" value.
"Peak" value is like height and "career" value is like weight. If one person is 6'5" and 180 pounds and another person is 6'4" and 450 pounds, the second person is not taller than the first person, no matter who much the weighs. That was Warren Spahn. He was the short person that weighed a lot. His career "weight" was huge but his career "height" was not.