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papa102960 asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

the best left - handed pitcher of all- time?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sandy Koufax was the best lefty I ever saw. He led the league in ERA from 1962-66. In 1963 he went 25-5 with an ERA of 1.88 and won 2 games in the 1963 WS sweep of the Yankees (he was WS MVP also). He followed up that season in 1964 with a record of 19-5 with an ERA of 1.74, in 1965 was 26-8 with an ERA of 2.04, and in 1966 went 27-9 with an ERA of 1.73. Arm trouble ended his magnificent career.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cy Young was right-handed...

    Lefty Grove was the best left handed pitcher of all time... led the league in ERA 9 times by far the most in history, despite pitching his entire career in hitters parks (like in Philadelphia and Boston).

    He Won 300 games, and lost only 141... That's a lot fewer loses than a lot of 200 game winners had...

    There are pitchers in the Hall of Fame (Rube Waddell, for example) who won less than 200 games but had more loses than Grove.

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  • I've been laughing for 5 minutes at the Bob Feller throwing 115 MPH answer.

    Uh...dude? Feller was right handed, and while very good, never threw 115 mph.

    Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove pitched in the 20's & 30's (when WHOLE TEAM averages reached the .300's. Lefty Grove is the best of all-time. Check his numbers and compare them against the league averages (but highest of praise for Koufax, he just didn't play long enough.)

    And, quit picking Cy Young - he was right handed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Sandy Koufax

    2. Warren Spahn

    3. Lefty Grove

    4. Steve Carlton

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cy Young, Lefty Grove, Sandy Koufax or Steve Carlton - take your pick

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sandy Koufax

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  • 1 decade ago

    Steve Carlton

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  • Tones
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    1 decade ago

    Sandy Kofax

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  • 1 decade ago

    Warren Spahn

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  • smitty
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    1 decade ago

    Warren Spann

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