Pedro Martinez vs. Sandy Koufax: Who was the better pitcher?
They both did not put up big overall numbers because of injuries but when they were healthy, they dominated on the mound.
Personally, I have to say Pedro was better than Koufax because he pitched in more harsh conditions for pitchers.
To you, who was the better pitcher?
- el ÁguilaLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Compare Sandy Koufax with Pedro Martinez' first 13 seasons (he only pitched eight innings his first season):
Games: Koufax (397), Martinez (388)
Games Started: Martinez (321), Koufax (314)
Record: Martinez (182-76), Koufax (165-87)
W%: Martinez (.705), Koufax (.655)
IP: Koufax (2324.1), Martinez (2296.0)
BB: Martinez (615), Koufax (817)
SO: Martinez (2653), Koufax (2396)
ERA: Martinez (2.71), Koufax (2.76)
ERA+: Martinez (168), Koufax (131)
Both had 3 Cy Youngs and 6 All Star games. Both led the league in ERA 5 times. Koufax led in strikeouts 4 times to Pedro's 3.
Koufax, however, was much better than Martinez in the postseason.
- DavidLv 76 years ago
Koufax. Top five all time pitcher. FOUR no hitters including that perfect game. Only Nolan Ryan had more. BTW, Koufax was a far better pitcher than Ryan as well.
- caspian88Lv 76 years ago
I'd also pick Pedro Martinez. I honestly think Koufax is a fairly overrated pitcher, even if his peak was spectacular.
- Bert WeidemeierLv 76 years ago
No contest...Koufax would come out on top in each, and every, category.