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Old 08-07-2006, 04:47 PM   #261
Breck Bronc
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Next I'll take Robin Roberts, P, Philadelphia Phillies/Baltimore Orioles.

Roberts may have been the best pitcher of the 1950's, at least the early and mid-'50's.

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Originally Posted by Bill James
Robin Roberts threw about as hard as Bob Feller or Walter Johnson or Bob Gibson, possibly as hard. Because he didn't strike out huge numbers of hitters, a lot of people didn't realize this.

....The Cy Young Award began, in other words, just as Roberts reign as the best pitcher in baseball was ending. This brings up a question: if the Cy Young Award had started a few years earlier than it did, and if threre had been an award for each league, would Roberts now be remembered as a legendary pitcher who dominated his era?
How many other pitchers can say they were on the cover of Time magazine?



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Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO  GF SV   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO  HBP  WP  BFP  IBB  BK  ERA *lgERA *ERA+ WHIP
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1948 21 PHI NL   7   9  20  20   9   0   0  0  146.7  148   63   52  10   61   84   4   1   604       0  3.19  3.95  124 1.425
 1949 22 PHI NL  15  15  43  31  11   3   9  4  226.7  229  101   93  15   75   95   5   1   933       0  3.69  3.96  107 1.341
 1950 23 PHI NL  20  11  40  39  21   5   1  1  304.3  282  112  102  29   77  146   2   2  1228       0  3.02  4.06  135 1.180
 1951 24 PHI NL  21  15  44  39  22   6   4  2  315.0  284  115  106  20   64  127   3   4  1274       0  3.03  3.84  127 1.105
 1952 25 PHI NL  28   7  39  37  30   3   2  2  330.0  292  104   95  22   45  148   5   3  1310       0  2.59  3.66  141 1.021
 1953 26 PHI NL  23  16  44  41  33   5   2  2  346.7  324  119  106  30   61  198   2   3  1412       0  2.75  4.20  152 1.111
 1954 27 PHI NL  23  15  45  38  29   4   6  4  336.7  289  116  111  35   56  185   5   2  1331       0  2.97  4.03  136 1.025
 1955 28 PHI NL  23  14  41  38  26   1   3  3  305.0  292  137  111  41   53  160   2   3  1256   3   0  3.28  3.96  121 1.131
 1956 29 PHI NL  19  18  43  37  22   1   6  3  297.3  328  155  147  46   40  157   2   2  1228   3   0  4.45  3.73   84 1.238
 1957 30 PHI NL  10  22  39  32  14   2   5  2  249.7  246  122  113  40   43  128   1   0  1033  16   0  4.07  3.80   93 1.158
 1958 31 PHI NL  17  14  35  34  21   1   0  0  269.7  270  112   97  30   51  130   2   2  1116   5   0  3.24  3.95  122 1.190
 1959 32 PHI NL  15  17  35  35  19   2   0  0  257.3  267  137  122  34   35  137   5   1  1075   4   2  4.27  4.10   96 1.174
 1960 33 PHI NL  12  16  35  33  13   2   2  1  237.3  256  113  106  31   34  122   2   0   982   7   0  4.02  3.88   96 1.222
 1961 34 PHI NL   1  10  26  18   2   0   3  0  117.0  154   85   76  19   23   54   2   1   512   6   0  5.85  4.07   70 1.513
 1962 35 BAL AL  10   9  27  25   6   0   1  0  191.3  176   63   59  17   41  102   4   2   774   7   0  2.78  3.77  136 1.134
 1963 36 BAL AL  14  13  35  35   9   2   0  0  251.3  230  100   93  35   40  124   3   0  1014   8   0  3.33  3.52  106 1.074
 1964 37 BAL AL  13   7  31  31   8   4   0  0  204.0  203   69   66  18   52  109   3   2   846   6   1  2.91  3.59  123 1.250
 1965 38 TOT     10   9  30  25   8   3   2  0  190.7  171   73   59  18   30   97   1   2   762   4   0  2.78  3.42  123 1.054
         BAL AL   5   7  20  15   5   1   2  0  114.7  110   51   43  17   20   63   1   1   469   3   0  3.38  3.46  102 1.134
         HOU NL   5   2  10  10   3   2   0  0   76.0   61   22   16   1   10   34   0   1   293   1   0  1.89  3.36  177 0.934
 1966 39 TOT NL   5   8  24  21   2   1   3  1  112.0  141   66   60  15   21   54   1   2   484   0   0  4.82  3.53   73 1.446
         HOU NL   3   5  13  12   1   1   1  1   63.7   79   31   27   7   10   26   1   0   274   0   0  3.82  3.43   90 1.398
         CHC NL   2   3  11   9   1   0   2  0   48.3   62   35   33   8   11   28   0   2   210   0   0  6.14  3.68   60 1.510
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 19 Yr WL% .539 286 245 676 609 305  45  49 25 4688.7 4582 1962 1774 505  902 2357  54  33 19174  69   3  3.41  3.86  113 1.170
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