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The Greatest Right-Handed Pitcher of ALLTIME?

Walter Johnson
22
38%
Pete Alexander
1
2%
Christy Mathewson
3
5%
Roger Clemens
13
22%
Pedro Martinez
6
10%
Greg Maddux
4
7%
Tom Seaver
4
7%
Bob Gibson
5
9%
 
Total votes : 58

The Greatest Right-Handed Pitcher of alltime

Postby frog99 » Fri May 14, 2004 11:50 am

With all of the Roger Clemens talk, i wanted to see what the cafe thought.




And yes, Nolan Ryan is not inculded on purpose, Just look at the numbers: the walks, the ERA, the winnning percentage. The numbers just aren't there.
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Postby Arlo » Fri May 14, 2004 4:45 pm

Hard to say who's the best ever with so many worthy candidates, but Stachel Paige deserves to be mentioned as well. :-)
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Postby frog99 » Sat May 15, 2004 11:30 am

i suppose he desreves an honerable mention, but i find it hard to compare players when a) haven't seen them pitch & b) don't have any numbers to look at.
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Postby Los Angeles Cubs » Sat May 15, 2004 6:18 pm

Oh yeah, that ERA is awful :-?

Wheres Don Drysdale? I know he isnt the best but deserves an honorable mention.
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Postby frog99 » Sat May 15, 2004 8:24 pm

Ryan had a career era of 3.19 while the leageu average was 3.57. For example Roger Clemens had a career ERA of 3.19 as well, but the league average was 4.48.
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Postby Los Angeles Cubs » Sun May 16, 2004 2:15 am

frog99 wrote:Ryan had a career era of 3.19 while the leageu average was 3.57. For example Roger Clemens had a career ERA of 3.19 as well, but the league average was 4.48.


Nolan Ryan never was in Major league baseball when there was 30 teams and 28 teams for only 1 year. So all that extra pitching has well, you know.....
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Postby frog99 » Sun May 16, 2004 6:24 pm

Los Angeles Cubs wrote:
frog99 wrote:Ryan had a career era of 3.19 while the leageu average was 3.57. For example Roger Clemens had a career ERA of 3.19 as well, but the league average was 4.48.


Nolan Ryan never was in Major league baseball when there was 30 teams and 28 teams for only 1 year. So all that extra pitching has well, you know.....




he also was in the majors before many Latin American or Asian players were signed so he didn't have to the pedro Martinez's of the world to drag down the eras.


he also didn't have to pitch in the current bandboxes which have been built in the last ten years, or face batters on Steriods. The quality of the pitchers has nothing to do with the amount amount of runs being scored.
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Postby DK » Sun May 16, 2004 7:39 pm

frog99 wrote: or face batters on Steriods.


Or did he... :-?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon May 17, 2004 8:35 am

I went with Walter Johnson. Not that the others aren't great but IMO no one touches Johnson.
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Postby LCBOY » Mon May 17, 2004 3:13 pm

Walter Johnson- pre WWII
Clemens-Post WWII

Overall, it has to be Walter Johnson. I'll go check out the win share scores, be right back...
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