Most Dominating Pitcher of All Time

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Danielson, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. Walter Johnson

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  2. Grover Alexander

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  3. Tom Seaver

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  4. Sandy Koufax

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  5. Christy Mathewson

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  6. Greg Maddux

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  7. Lefty Grove

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  8. Cy Young

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  9. Warren Spahn

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  10. Bob Gibson

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  11. Roger Clemens

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  12. Mariano Rivera

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  13. Steve Carlton

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  14. Randy Johnson

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  15. Other

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  1. Cy Young.
    511 wins—most in MLB history

    316 losses—most in MLB history

    815 starts—most in MLB history

    749 complete games—most in MLB history

    7,356 innings pitched—most in MLB history

    I think you get it.

    He owns a 2.63 career ERA with a 1.130 WHIP.

    Now let me make a case for Tom Seaver aka Tom Terrific. His 311 wins only barely gets him a spot in the top 20 list of career victories and his total of 3,640 strikeouts is topped by five other pitchers, including one who has 2,000 more Ks to his name. This dude was dominating though, he was virtually untouchable for many years until he lost velocity on his stuff which made his breaking balls manageable due to the difference in speeds.

    I'm a homer though of course, Tom Terrific was a met. Make a case for yours
     
  2. IMO you need to separate the deadball and liveball eras. I honestly don't give a fuck about the deadball era, or any baseball before say 1980.

    Of the pitchers I would have heard about extensively and better yet have seen throw a little bit in my life, I would have to go with Pedro.
     
  3. If we're just going with the word "dominating" and not best overall, I'm going to have to go with Randy Johnson for the modern era. In his prime 5 years in a row of over 300 strikeouts, and many more years in the high 200s. As much of an asshole as he is, when the Big Unit was on the mound, he dominated hitters.
     
  4. Seen pedro pitch when I lived in New York. Was at the tail end of his career. Was always a fan and in 1999 he had one of the best seasons of all time. Can't believe i forgot him.
     
  5. Nolan Ryan, but was going to mention Pedro also. Same deal as hitters, so many options.
     
  6. Rivera is the most dominating closer of all time and does so with two pitches.
     
  7. A lot easier to dominate as a closer than a starter though. Apples and oranges IMO
     
  8. Now who is the best that did both? Smoltz
     
  9. Bronson Arroyo
     
  10. and dolph we will see because Aroldis Chapman is going to make that transition here soon. Not many have tried to do both.
     
  11. You're not saying best ever right? And also Arroyo was a middle reliever, not a closer.
     
  12. Randy Johnson or Pedro Martinez.
     
  13. I'm going to shout out to Maddux, who was just a artist. What a stud
     
  14. Clemens was a beast too.
     
  15. Yeah he was a beast and actually made a comeback last year :true:
     
  16. HUGE Arroyo fan here, and you have to be fucking kidding me. Any Ace > Arroyo, dude is just one of the best #2-3 you can have.
     
  17. [​IMG] @"senhor perfect" Enjoy this magician this year.
     
  18. Oh I will :happy:
     
  19. Going to miss him because he is a class act. Not to mention the best pitcher in the NL last year. Blue Jays have two of my favorite mets :-(
     
  20. Come on by, we'll go to a game together. I'll be smiling, you'll be sobbing, a good time will be had by all.