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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: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2008 7:40 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Walter Johnson is the ace of my staff . Tops All Time (not number one but close enough)in Strikeouts,Wins, Shutouts,Complete Games. Big Man who was feared by opposing batters. Christy Mattewson, Nolan Ryan, Bob Feller,Grover Cleveland Alexander probably round out my top 5 5 starters. Hard to chose because of the 100 or so of pitchers whom can make the squad. As starters are concerned other than maybe Clemens and Maddox, pitchers of today's teams could not compare to their already Hall Of Fame counterparts. Please take notice that I just graduated to Superstar. Pretty much just following your blogs clutch. Thank you

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 7:06 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Walter "The Big Train" Johnson.

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 6:41 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Here's my five man rotation with a long man.

  1. Sandy Koufax
  2. Don Drysdale
  3. Bob Gibson
  4. Walter Johnson
  5. Cy Young

My Long Man would be Nolan Ryan

Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 6:01 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Here's my 5 man rotation starting with my ace..

  1. Walter Johnson
  2. Christy Mathewson
  3. Ed Walsh
  4. Cy Young
  5. Warren Spahn

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 5:34 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Hard to compare pitchers across eras - IMO even harder than comparing position players. Many pitchers before 1900 threw from 45 feet away, were never relieved, and started half their teams games. They were great, just hard to compare numbers. Of guys after 1900 I'll go with Walter Johnson. Finished in the top three league leaders in ERA 12 times, & strikeouts 15 times. Won over 400 games and pitched over 5900 innings in his career with a lifetime ERA of 2.17.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 3:46 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

i'd give the edge to christy matthewson He had 373 wins, an E.R.A of 2.13, 2500 strikeouts ans was apparently very clutch. He also won a world series title in 1905

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2008 2:11 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

My vote is for Lefty Grove, born Robert Moses Grove, i think he should have stuck with Moses as he really could walk on water when it came to his 2 year stretch during 1930 and 1931, he went 46 and 4, the best 50 game stretch by any pitcher ever!  You must also remember Grove did this when the likes of Ruth and Gehrig were in the league and his same division.  In addition as most starters did back then he pitched in relief on his off days, helped the A's(that would be the Philidelphia Athletics) to 3 straight pennant. I think Lefty Grove was the most dominant left handed pitcher to play the game.

Following Lefty would be these guys:

Walter Johnson

Bob Feller.

Sandy Koufax

Tom Seaver

Nolan Ryan

Bob Gibson

Warren Spahn

Satchel Paige



Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2008 2:04 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

This is probably the toughest choice yet. Its difficult for me to evaluate the old time pitchers. I'll go with the best pitcher I've ever see pitch. Bob Gibson. His 1.12 ERA in 1968 changed the game. Gibson pitched 13 shutouts in '68, and easily could have challenged Grover Alexander's record of 16. Gibson twice pitched a complete game victory in which the only run he allowed was unearned. From June 2 through July 30, 1968, Bob Gibson put on the greatest two-month display of pitching in baseball history. In a stretch of 99 innings, he gave up just two runs. One scored on a wild pitch and the other on a bloop double which was fair by inches. Those were the only things standing between Gibby and ten straight shutouts. Consequently, MLB lowered the height of the pitchers mound in 1969.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 1:33 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

Cy Young...

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2008 1:11 pm

Greatest Baseball Team SP #1

I'd take Bob Feller.

The guy sat out 4 years in his prime for WWII. 

After a 4 year lay off he pitches 370 innings! Wins 26 games, ERA 2.18 and 348K's!!!!

If you average in the 4 years he would be 5th all time in wins and 5th all time in K's.

He's in his 80's now and still has an attitude.....

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