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Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Posted on: November 1, 2008 8:29 am
There have been a lot of questions about the pitching position...We will have a staff of 5...So everybody picks their top pitcher for the "ace" spot now..And then their number two and so on...Lets get this going!
Good luck voting!
Team So Far
C - Johnny Bench
1B - Lou Gehrig
2B - Rogers Hornsby
SS - Honus Wagner
3B - Mike Schmidt
LF - Ted Williams
CF - Willie Mays
RF - Babe Ruth
Category: MLB

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2008 5:17 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

I have to agree with most of the posters on here,this is by far the hardest choice yet.
1. Walter 'The Train" Johnson
2. Christy Mathewson
3. Bob Gibson
4. Cy Young
5. Satchell Paige

This might be easier if we could pick 5 before the 60's,then 5 after. This is a great debate! I cannot wait to see who wins!

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2008 3:34 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Not to criticize, but I kind of wish you would have set some LHP/RHP parameters prior to opening up the SP #1 voting. I think it is almost impossible to compare pitchers from different eras based on the changes and evolution of the game. For example I don't know that we'll ever see a 30 game winner again with 5 man rotations, pitchcounts,  and bullpen specialization.  But that is neither here nor there. So without further ado, I will share my Top 5.

  1. Bob Gibson - Cardinals 251 Wins NL MVP -1968 NL Cy Young 1968, 1970 9 time Gold Glove winner 8 time All-star WS MVP 1964, 1967
  2. Cy Young - Spiders, Perfectos, Red Sox/Americans, Naps, Rustlers 511 career wins 749 Complete games
  3. Tom Seaver - Mets, Reds, White Sox, Red Sox 311 Wins 12 time All-star NL Cy Young 1969, 1973, 1975
  4. Randy Johnson - Expos, Mariners, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees 295 wins 10 time All-Star AL Cy Young 1995 NL Cy Young 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 WS MVP 2001
  5. Walter Johnson - Senators 417 wins AL MVP 1919,1924

HM: Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Chief Bender, Mordecai Brown, Don Drysdale, Dizzy Dean, Whitey Ford, Bob Feller, Lefty Grove, Satchell Paige, Sandy Koufax, Jim Palmer, Phil Niekro, Gaylord Perry, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Curt Schilling, Don Sutton, Fergie Jenkins, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris, David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Roy Halladay, Johan Santana, CC Sabathia, Brandon Webb, Jake Peavy, Warren Spahn, Christy Mathewson, Bob Lemon, Carl Hubbell

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2008 9:26 am

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Wow... lots of choices... many deserving canidates.. will refrain from listing them all... have to go with Bob Gibson... one of the toughest SOB's in baseball... he was a deciding factor in MLB adjusting the height of the mound... quick story... Tim McCarver was catching for Bob Gibson, trotted out to the mound after a batter had walked... Gibson was facing centerfield at the time, as he turned he was shocked to see McCarver approaching the mound... advised McCarver to get his bottom back behind the plate, as the only thing he knew about pitching was that he couldn't hit it... classic Bob Gibson...

Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2008 5:36 am

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Walter Johnson

Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2008 5:22 am

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

My vote goes to Walter Johnson

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2008 5:33 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Tom Seaver = Best pitcher of all time.

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2008 2:03 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Staff of 5

B. Feller

W. Johnson

C. Mathewson

T. Seaver

B. Gibson

Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2008 11:28 am

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

1.  Cy Young

2.  Walter Johnson

3.  Christy Mathewson

4.  Nolan Ryan

5.  Sandy Koufax

6.  Bob Gibson

7.  Warren Spahn

8.  Roger Clemens (didn't really want to but the numbers are there)

9.  Carl Hubbell

10.  Tom Seaver

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2008 8:42 am

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Im voting for Waler Big Train Johnson

Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 10:56 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Walter Johnson is my Ace...

followed by Warren Spahn, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver and Bob Feller.

I would advise the opposing batters not to crowd the plate!

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