Pogotheostrich wrote:I'd take Gibson and Maddux over Kid Nichols.
I guess I could see not ranking Nichols real high, especially if you didn't have a ton of faith in the pre-modern era pitchers. If you dropped Young, Brown, and Nichols who all played a large amount of their careers before the turn of the century off the list there are still 10 left. Who comes off next?
And these are just the near no-doubters that outperformed Gibson. There are still a ton of guys who are right at the same level as Gibson but not fairly obviously better. Spahn, Feller, Carlton, Hubbell, Palmer, Walsh, Roberts, Marichal, and Dean are all right in that same class as Gibson.