Originally Posted by -Slap-
He was phenomenal. He wasn't known for pinpoint control, which made that unreal heater that much scarier.
The guy was called up to the major leagues at 17 years old! He was also the best pitcher in baseball by the time he was 21.
Its interesting you note 1946 was his best season. He had lost the previous three and half years serving in WWII. Its incredible he was able to return at such a high level after that much time away.
He's fun to listen to today, too. I love angry old timers.
He's not particularly angry, but I enjoy listening to part time Madres announcer, and former world series MVP Jerry Coleman. He served in both WWII and Korea as a pilot. The Madres have reduced his shed-yool, but the Colonel is still going strong, and in moments of excitability blurts out some absolute gems.