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Old 08-25-2006, 01:28 AM   #477
Breck Bronc
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With my next two picks I'm adding more firepower to the bullpen with righty and lefty strikeout artists. Both were starters and racked up a bunch of K's, so I'm sure letting them pitch an inning or two from the bullpen will bring out even nastier stuff.

First up is David Cone, P, Mets/Blue Jays/Yankees/Royals/Red Sox.

Cone won 5 World Series' (1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000), a Cy Young (1994), once held the NL single-game strikeout record (19) and is one of only 17 pitchers in MLB history to hurl a perfect game (1998 vs. Montreal).



Code:
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
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1986 23 KCR AL   0   0  11   0   0   0   5  0   22.7   29   14   14   2   13   21   1   3   108   1   0  5.56  4.27   77 1.853
 1987 24 NYM NL   5   6  21  13   1   0   3  1   99.3   87   46   41  11   44   68   5   2   420   1   4  3.71  3.80  102 1.319
 1988 25 NYM NL  20   3  35  28   8   4   0  0  231.3  178   67   57  10   80  213   4  10   936   7  10  2.22  3.21  145 1.115
 1989 26 NYM NL  14   8  34  33   7   2   0  0  219.7  183   92   86  20   74  190   4  14   910   6   4  3.52  3.26   92 1.170
 1990 27 NYM NL  14  10  31  30   6   2   1  0  211.7  177   84   76  21   65  233   1  10   860   1   4  3.23  3.76  116 1.143
 1991 28 NYM NL  14  14  34  34   5   2   0  0  232.7  204   95   85  13   73  241   5  17   966   2   1  3.29  3.65  111 1.191
 1992 29 TOT     17  10  35  34   7   5   0  0  249.7  201   91   78  15  111  261  12  12  1055   7   1  2.81  3.61  128 1.250
         NYM NL  13   7  27  27   7   5   0  0  196.7  162   75   63  12   82  214   9   9   831   5   1  2.88  3.47  120 1.241
         TOR AL   4   3   8   7   0   0   0  0   53.0   39   16   15   3   29   47   3   3   224   2   0  2.55  4.11  161 1.283
 1993 30 KCR AL  11  14  34  34   6   1   0  0  254.0  205  102   94  20  114  191  10  14  1060   2   2  3.33  4.55  137 1.256
 1994 31 KCR AL  16   5  23  23   4   3   0  0  171.7  130   60   56  15   54  132   7   5   690   0   1  2.94  5.00  170 1.072
 1995 32 TOT AL  18   8  30  30   6   2   0  0  229.3  195   95   91  24   88  191   6  11   954   2   1  3.57  4.66  130 1.234
         TOR AL   9   6  17  17   5   2   0  0  130.3  113   53   49  12   41  102   5   6   537   2   1  3.38  4.72  140 1.182
         NYY AL   9   2  13  13   1   0   0  0   99.0   82   42   42  12   47   89   1   5   417   0   0  3.82  4.58  120 1.303
 1996 33 NYY AL   7   2  11  11   1   0   0  0   72.0   50   25   23   3   34   71   2   4   295   0   1  2.88  5.05  176 1.167
 1997 34 NYY AL  12   6  29  29   1   0   0  0  195.0  155   67   61  17   86  222   4  14   805   2   2  2.82  4.43  158 1.236
 1998 35 NYY AL  20   7  31  31   3   0   0  0  207.7  186   89   82  20   59  209  15   6   866   1   0  3.55  4.47  126 1.180
 1999 36 NYY AL  12   9  31  31   1   1   0  0  193.3  164   84   74  21   90  177  11   7   827   2   1  3.44  4.48  130 1.314
 2000 37 NYY AL   4  14  30  29   0   0   0  0  155.0  192  124  119  25   82  120   9  11   733   3   0  6.91  5.07   73 1.768
 2001 38 BOS AL   9   7  25  25   0   0   0  0  135.7  148   74   65  17   57  115  10   9   614   4   0  4.31  4.53  105 1.511
 2003 40 NYM NL   1   3   5   4   0   0   0  0   18.0   20   13   13   4   13   13   0   0    85   1   0  6.50  4.24   65 1.833
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 17 Yr WL% .606 194 126 450 419  56  22   9  1 2898.7 2504 1222 1115 258 1137 2668 106 149 12184  42  32  3.46  4.16  120 1.256

Next is Sam McDowell, P, Indians/Giants/Yankees.

"Sudden" Sam was a tall, lanky, hard throwing lefty that never totally lived up to his potential, mainly because of alcoholism.

Quote:
Originally Posted by baseballlibrary.com
His biggest problem was not batters. "I was the biggest, most hopeless, and most violent drunk in baseball," McDowell would admit later. He won only 13 games in 1971, walking a career-high 153, as his drinking began to affect his on-field performance. He was traded to the Giants for 1972, winning 10 games for the last time. He finished in the Pirates' bullpen in 1975.


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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
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 1961 18 CLE AL   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  0    6.3    3    0    0   0    5    5   0   0    27   0   0  0.00  3.94  inf 1.263
 1962 19 CLE AL   3   7  25  13   0   0   5  1   87.7   81   64   59   9   70   70   4   5   410   1   0  6.06  3.89   64 1.722
 1963 20 CLE AL   3   5  14  12   3   1   0  0   65.0   63   37   35   6   44   63   0   7   292   0   0  4.85  3.63   75 1.646
 1964 21 CLE AL  11   6  31  24   6   2   3  1  173.3  148   60   52   8  100  177   3  11   760   6   2  2.70  3.59  133 1.431
 1965 22 CLE AL  17  11  42  35  14   3   5  4  273.0  178   80   66   9  132  325   6  17  1116   7   0  2.18  3.49  161 1.136
 1966 23 CLE AL   9   8  35  28   8   5   5  3  194.3  130   66   62  12  102  225   6   5   806   3   1  2.87  3.44  120 1.194
 1967 24 CLE AL  13  15  37  37  10   1   0  0  236.3  201  112  101  21  123  236   7  18  1014   3   0  3.85  3.26   85 1.371
 1968 25 CLE AL  15  14  38  37  11   3   0  0  269.0  181   78   54  13  110  283  10   7  1098   9   1  1.81  2.95  163 1.082
 1969 26 CLE AL  18  14  39  38  18   4   1  1  285.0  222  111   93  13  102  279   7  14  1166   9   1  2.94  3.77  128 1.137
 1970 27 CLE AL  20  12  39  39  19   1   2  0  305.0  236  108   99  25  131  304   7  17  1257  10   0  2.92  3.98  136 1.203
 1971 28 CLE AL  13  17  35  31   8   2   3  1  214.7  160   89   81  22  153  192   3  13   943  13   0  3.40  3.85  113 1.458
 1972 29 SFG NL  10   8  28  25   4   0   1  0  164.3  155   86   79  12   86  122   6  11   718   6   0  4.33  3.49   81 1.467
 1973 30 TOT      6  10  34  18   2   1   7  3  135.7  118   70   62   8   93  110   0  11   607   2   0  4.11  3.71   90 1.555
         SFG NL   1   2  18   3   0   0   6  3   40.0   45   23   20   4   29   35   0   5   190   0   0  4.50  3.82   85 1.850
         NYY AL   5   8  16  15   2   1   1  0   95.7   73   47   42   4   64   75   0   6   417   2   0  3.95  3.67   93 1.432
 1974 31 NYY AL   1   6  13   7   0   0   3  0   48.0   42   27   25   6   41   33   0   3   224   2   0  4.69  3.48   74 1.729
 1975 32 PIT NL   2   1  14   1   0   0   4  0   34.7   30   11   11   0   20   29   0   1   149   3   2  2.86  3.56  125 1.442
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---+-----+-----+----+-----+
 15 Yr WL% .513 141 134 425 346 103  23  39 14 2492.3 1948  999  879 164 1312 2453  59 140 10587  74   7  3.17  3.57  112 1.308
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