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Who is the greatest Left Handed Pitcher ever?

Lefty Grove
14
21%
Sandy Koufax
24
35%
Steve Carlton
2
3%
Warren Spahn
13
19%
Carl Hubbell
1
1%
Randy Johnson
12
18%
Shawn Estes
2
3%
 
Total votes : 68

Postby shortwavez » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:53 pm

i have to go with sandy koufax
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Postby beltrans_boy » Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:20 pm

Lefty Grove. As much as I love Koufax, he can't touch Lefty's career numbers.
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Postby nuggets » Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:22 am

HOOTIE wrote:Career wise Lefty Grove. You could make a case hes best ever period.
148 career era+, 2nd best ever
9 era titles
.680 win %, 9th best



He really does blow them out of the water. If you give all those complete games full value in all eras it would be very hard to argue against Grove as the greatest ever.
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Postby LittleBuddy579 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:02 pm

Koufax gets my vote, no explanation needed.
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Postby baseball6791 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:23 pm

If I could choose any guy from this list while in his prime to start 1 game it would be Koufax and it wouldn't be close in IMO. in terms of career stats and longevity I would go with RJ. I also think that Rube and Rube (Waddell and Marquard) at least deserve to be on the list.
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Postby davestevenson31 » Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:56 am

i have to be fair on this, i have never seen spahn or most of those guys pitch, so most of my knowledge on them is based on what i've heard. but the greatest lefthander i've ever seen is hands down randy johnson. in his prime, i've never seen a more dominating pitcher. but of course, i'm young and haven't really heard enough about everyone else to make a fair choice... but i think randy is the best. koufax wasn't as consistent as randy, estes is not even worthy of being compared to randy... once again, i'm doing this based on what i have seen and heard, but what i have seen is most important.
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Re: my two cents

Postby nuggets » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:36 am

davestevenson31 wrote:i have to be fair on this, i have never seen spahn or most of those guys pitch, so most of my knowledge on them is based on what i've heard..... once again, i'm doing this based on what i have seen and heard, but what i have seen is most important.


There really is no one close to Lefty Grove. Look it up. http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/grovele01.shtml
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Postby Yoda » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:32 am

Koufax at peak, RJ hands down for career.
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Postby Broncmet724 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:53 pm

Going on career numbers, I'd have to say Warren Spahn. Based on more numbers as far as peak I'd have to say Sandy Koufax. My personal favorite and best pitcher I've ever seen is Randy Johnson.
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Postby DannyMyron89 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:02 pm

I have to agree i cannot argue with lefty groves numbers and Koufax's five or six dominant years, or Spahn


but i have never seen them so i would have to say RJ


also pitching is so much harder now, the hitting does not compare to it was back then with all the steroids and small ball parks.

with all due respect to the past greats i would like to see them rack up 300 plus strikeouts like johnson did year in and year out with only pitching 250 innings not over 300
how did colon win the cy young??

the world is comming to an end...woody paige has a Hall of Fame vote
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