With the 2012 postseason fast approaching, one can’t help but think about baseball history and how we are on the doorstep of it being made all over again.
September is a fine month for baseball. The division races are insane.
In the AL East, the Yankees have but a one-game lead over the Orioles. The Rays, despite being five games out in the division, still have a chance to creep into October.
In the AL Central, the Tigers and White Sox are slugging it out for a postseason slot, while Oakland could still very well win it out west.
The NL shows a bit more distance in its division races. The Nationals and Reds have their respective divisions locked up, as do the Giants.
But the Wild Card races are truly important in the NL.
The Cardinals, Dodgers, Brewers and Pirates are all alive and kicking.
What it all will boil down to is pitching. It always does.
That thought prompted me to think about the great pitching duos we see today in baseball and, more so, historically, baseball’s best one-two punches.
That said, here is a trip through baseball history with the 15 greatest one-two punches of all time (in no particular order).