Those are good credentials. Back-to-back is a very powerful statement.Originally posted by Deegan:
Mine would be Johnny Vander Meer, I know it's a little biased, but he's my great uncle, or something to that effect, and I have his signed baseball
Billo_Really said:Those are good credentials. Back-to-back is a very powerful statement.
And I'm not being sarcastic.
Billo_Really said:I personnally like Nolan Ryan. But has anyone put up numbers like Bob Gibson did in 1967? Over 300 innings with an earned run average of 1.02!
I know and your right. But just think about it. That many innings with that low of an average. Doesn't seem possible to me. That's kicking major ass in a major way!Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002:
Being a Cardinal fan I like Gibson, but one season doesn't make the all-time list. Clemens performs every year. Ryan is also great.
Billo_Really said:I know and your right. But just think about it. That many innings with that low of an average. Doesn't seem possible to me. That's kicking major ass in a major way!
Inuyasha said:I have already made my pick above but I have a question.
Is there any kind of formula for players from one era to another? I'd like to see how those guys in the early days who started 50 games a year and threw both games of a double header and so on. Anybody got any ideas on that?
I still say Nolan Ryan is my guy for best pitcher. But I will admit to feeling a little funny about that. Because anyone that ever saw Sandy Koufax pitch, it is hard to think that anyone could be better than that!Originally posted by earthworm:
Rather a tough one - Most men say that todays athlete is bigger, better trained,etc,etc - which is true.
Cy Young would not stand a chance against todays Yankees,IMO...
I do not think anything good comes of making these comparisons..
Roger Clemens won 7 Cy Youngs - How many did Cy Young win ??? lol lol lol
Seriously, the factor that I would use is the degree to which a certain athlete excelled over his competition...
For instance, Bob Gibson with his 1.02 ERA, but where was Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax ???