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Bronco LB 59 03-12-2006 11:58 AM

Who is the greatest southpaw of all-time?
 
I went with Warren Spahn. His career statistics are so remarkable especially when you consider he missed time to serving his country during the war. Spahn embodied everything you wanted from a southpaw pitcher.

FADERPROOF 03-12-2006 12:25 PM

Koufax.

phillybroncosnut 03-12-2006 02:39 PM

It's Homer time. Lefty Carlton. I only can speak for players that I have seen. I'm not a firm beleiver in judging a player by stats alone. IMO, that is shallow thinking. If you wanna go on stats alone, Calton is amongst the best ever.
My favortie stat for him is that he won 24 games for the Phillies one year and the Phillies as a team only won 60 or so. Pretty astounding. He also possessed the most strikeouts in league history for a left hander.

chadta 03-12-2006 03:52 PM

okay homer time, why wasnt jimmy key on that list ?

hes about the only guy that i even know that is a left hander, mind you i havent watched any baseball since the strike , not that i watched much before it.

yhova 03-14-2006 01:08 PM

Koufax

Rohirrim 03-14-2006 02:16 PM

The hero of my childhood; Koufax.

Billy Clyde Puckett 03-14-2006 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rohirrim
The hero of my childhood; Koufax.

Freakin kids on this board :)

Spahn was my childhood hero. Toughest man ever to play baseball.

Smiling Assassin27 03-14-2006 03:57 PM

where the hell is Babe Ruth?

Smiling Assassin27 03-14-2006 03:58 PM

gotta go with koufax or spahn

Breck Bronc 03-14-2006 07:38 PM

Bill James has Lefty Grove as the second best pitcher of all-time (behind Walter Johnson). That's good enough for me.


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