Born 1947 - La Grange Ga. Murphy H.S. Atlanta class of '65. Ga. State U. Class of 1975. Retired data processing engineer. Hobbies: dog breeding and showing (shelties), travel, golf, chess, baseball history and research, old movies, folk music.
Sorry for not getting back to you on several articles you wrote. I've had several surgeries and it was a long recovery.
Just read your article on top pitchers. You stated that Mathewson is tied for second in career wins. He's tied for third isn't he behind Walter Johnson and Cy Young. A few of the pitchers you have did start careers in pre modern but just for a short time (Waddell, Mathewson).
Hi Charles - i hope you will enjoy this look at the Boston Red Sox all-time starting rotation -
Hi charles - hope you are well - here's a look at the Baltimore Orioles all-time starting rotation -
Hi Charles - Here is the LA dodgers all-time starting rotation and staff - comments always welcome - hope you are well!
Hi Charles - Here's a look at the Giants all-time starting rotation - one of the best!
Hi Charles - Hope you are well - here's a look at the St. Louis Cardinals all-time starting rotation and staff - who makes it after Gibson? -
Hi charles - hope yiou are well? - the Chicago Cubs - who makes their all-time rotation? - do you agree? -
Hi charles - here's a look at the Phillies all-time starting rotation -
charles - Hi - here's one down your alley - the Braves all-time starting rotation - hope you enjoy1 -
Charles - Hello - thank you for the read and excellent comment. You are correct that i should have mentioned Joey Jay along with O'Toole and Purkey as being instrumental for that '61 pennant winning team. He won 20 games twice - in '61 and in '62, butr really didn't do much after that (he lost 18 games the next year). He pitched a total of 1100 innings for the team, while purkey and O'Toole each pitched about 1500 innings for the Reds.
I have not yet done a side by side comparison of the pitchers for those 18 original teams. I would think the Browns and Phillies might also be weak. Piitsburgh really had some tremendous pitching at the opening fo the modern era. In fact, they may be the team of the 00s decade! and mostly because of their pitching. they had Sam leever, Deacon Phillippe, jesse Tannehill, and Vic willis for that first decade - then babe adams splashed on the scene for the '09 series. He and wilbur cooper kept up the tradition of great Pitt. pitching all the way to '25 after their WS appearance.
Now since then, Pittsburgh has not had many pitching stars. bob Friend, bob Veale, John candeleria.
Pitt. probably gets to claim HOFer Pud Galvin also. - So that gives them two HOFers, two who should be in the HOF, adn two excellent pitchers that led those first teams in the 00s.
If you check carefully - I already have Maloney in the all-time rotation as the #3 pitcher, followed by Mullane and Nolan, then Gullett and White are the spot starters.
thanks for the great points you brought up - wish more could get to see them! at the article!