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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 thedude » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:01 am

:-? Lefty Grove. He was a great pitcher, who is almost always overlooked because he pitched during the first live ball era. His numbers aren't as pretty as guys who pitched just 15 years before but that is no reason to down play his greatness.


Hubbell was a very good pitcher as well. he compiled a streak of 46 1/3 scoreless innings in 1933 and won 16 straight games in 1936 (and a record 24 over two seasons). And lets not forget the 1934 All-Star Game when he fanned Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin - in succession ;-D .


Lets see RJ strike out 5 hall of famers in a row.
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Postby thedude » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:15 am

Oh and a final note comparing Hubbell and Grove.

They were elected to the Hall of Fame in the same year (1947), Hubbell got 86% of the Vote. Grove got 76%. These were the baseball writers who saw them both pitch.
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Postby Tavish » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:39 pm

thedude wrote:Oh and a final note comparing Hubbell and Grove.

They were elected to the Hall of Fame in the same year (1947), Hubbell got 86% of the Vote. Grove got 76%. These were the baseball writers who saw them both pitch.


The first time that Grove ever got votes for the Hall of Fame he was completely disrepected. He only got 12 votes of the 170 needed to qualify. Then again that was 5 years before he retired. Says quite abit when the voters are trying to enshrine you while you are still playing. :-D
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Postby prodpaul » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:22 pm

I went with the Big Unit.
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