slomo007 wrote:I could be biased due to the time era I grew up in....but I'll give it to Randy because of the fact that he's pitching in a hitter's era. Also, he doesn't show many signs of slowing down, so I think he'll have 2-3 more years left in him to pad his stats even more.
The early 60's was also a time when offensive records were being rewritten. The prime determining factor for me is a comparison of Koufax to all other pitchers of that same time frame. He blew them all away. And he did it while logging a ridiculous amount of innings. There's no way to prove out these things, but I'll submit that had Koufax maintained good health into the late 60's, when the mound was raised, his numbers would have been beyond belief. Likewise, had he pitched in an era where arm problems are far better treated, one can only imagine what he might have accomplished.