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(Hardball Talk)   Seventh game of a World Series, and you can use one pitcher from any era ... who do you choose?   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 263
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2014-03-28 06:08:53 AM  
Babe Ruth. He could have also pitched game 5 and 6.

...assuming the hitters are also from that era.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 06:15:17 AM  
Bob Gibson.
 
2014-03-28 06:35:56 AM  
Whitey Ford
 
2014-03-28 06:37:58 AM  
Sandy Koufax. Book it, done.
 
2014-03-28 07:09:51 AM  
Nolan Ryan
 
2014-03-28 07:30:41 AM  
We can pick guys from certain years? That's easy.

Ron Guidry from the 1978 season or Dwight Gooden from 1985
 
2014-03-28 08:15:02 AM  
Heineken
 
2014-03-28 08:15:05 AM  
Sandy Koufax

All I know you is you want Mariano Rivera to be in the pen to shut the door.
 
2014-03-28 08:15:40 AM  
1999 Pedro Martinez
 
2014-03-28 08:18:04 AM  

jbc: Bob Gibson.

 
2014-03-28 08:18:52 AM  
Bill Buckner

:D

/sox fan
 
2014-03-28 08:19:29 AM  
fark, scratch that. it's supposed to be pitcher
 
2014-03-28 08:24:45 AM  
I am going to go with Satchel Paige even though he was never really tested in the bigs.  I'd love to see him intentionally walk the bases full just to strike out the next three batters on nine pitches in a game 7.
 
2014-03-28 08:26:25 AM  
Jose Rijo
 
2014-03-28 08:29:51 AM  
Pedro
 
2014-03-28 08:29:51 AM  

wooden_badger: 1999 Pedro Martinez


This. No question.
 
2014-03-28 08:33:14 AM  
Christy Mathewson was pretty good in World Series games.
 
2014-03-28 08:38:13 AM  
If the game is not taking place on Yom Kippur, then it's a former Dodger.

If it is Yom Kippur, then I wouldn't mind Chris Carpenter.
 
2014-03-28 08:39:14 AM  
Dwight Gooden

/cards fan
 
2014-03-28 08:40:01 AM  
Nolan Ryan.  Just so he would hit somebody with a ball and then kick their ass.
 
2014-03-28 08:40:31 AM  
93-94 Pedro Martinez. Hands down.
 
2014-03-28 08:41:57 AM  
Jack Morris. He did it in 1991.
 
2014-03-28 08:42:42 AM  

BobBastard: 93-94 Pedro Martinez. Hands down.


I meant 97-98.
 
2014-03-28 08:47:55 AM  
I don't understand the Pedro love. His season was only good if you assume he wasn't on PEDs and everyone else was. Otherwise there are several guys in the modern era that had much better seasons than Pedro according to WAR, Praise Be To It's Formula.
 
2014-03-28 08:50:41 AM  
Greg Maddux
 
2014-03-28 08:51:59 AM  
Randy Johnson, not sure why, but I think he would win...
 
2014-03-28 08:52:32 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Sandy Koufax. Book it, done.


Nefarious: Sandy Koufax

All I know you is you want Mariano Rivera to be in the pen to shut the door.


Ahhhhh ..... Sandy Koufax.  My lawn.
 
2014-03-28 08:52:55 AM  
The jewish kid
 
2014-03-28 08:52:58 AM  

cettin: Randy Johnson, not sure why, but I think he would win...


Would keep the field clear of swooping birds, that's for sure.
 
2014-03-28 08:54:35 AM  
I don't watch or follow baseball, but I know I'd have Mariano closing the game.
 
2014-03-28 08:58:55 AM  
Well if we get to be super specific - 1956 game 5 Don Larsen.

If we assume facing their peers I'd toss Walter Johnson out there.

If it's who *I* most enjoyed seeing - Greg Maddux, hands down.
 
2014-03-28 08:59:11 AM  
Roger Clemens circa 1990.
 
2014-03-28 09:02:13 AM  

Tiberius Gracchus: Greg Maddux, hands down.


Yep.  He could strike out the side without ever going near the plate.
 
2014-03-28 09:05:58 AM  
Kenny Powers
 
2014-03-28 09:06:24 AM  
NOT JOSE MESA

/Sobs
 
2014-03-28 09:06:34 AM  
One pitcher who has to pitch the entire game?  It can't be anyone other than Mr. Complete Game, Roy Halladay.
 
2014-03-28 09:08:51 AM  
Joe Montana
 
2014-03-28 09:09:32 AM  
Mariano Rivera
 
2014-03-28 09:10:50 AM  
Will Eric Gregg be the home plate umpire? If so, then I'll tkae 1997 NLCS Game Five Livan Hernandez
 
2014-03-28 09:11:02 AM  
Vote for Pedro.
 
2014-03-28 09:11:17 AM  
Saw the headline, clicked on link, Yep... Pedro.

I remember those years vividly.  His games were appointment viewing...  I remember one in particular, I was meeting some people for dinner and they were playing at a wierd time... like 5:30 start.  Everyone was transfixed on the game when he was on the mound.

He was FILTHY....  so dominant it was laughable.  Batters looked like 3 year olds, blindly flailing away and you could tell that they, along with everyone else, knew that there was really little chance of them doing real damage.  A high 90's fastball that looked like it broke UP and in and a changeup that you could only be replicated in a video game.

NASTY....   And this all came smack dab in the middle of the juice era, where hitters resembled shaved apes more than actual human beings.
 
2014-03-28 09:11:25 AM  
And give me Craig Kimbrell to close
 
2014-03-28 09:12:02 AM  
Satchel Paige.
 
2014-03-28 09:18:35 AM  

NotoriousW.O.P: NOT JOSE MESA

/Sobs


i.cdn.turner.com

you make Jose angry!!!!
 
2014-03-28 09:18:41 AM  
The '55 version of Herb Score.
 
2014-03-28 09:18:52 AM  
Stupid responses are stupid. I either want Henry Rowengartner, Billy Chapel, or Ricky Vaughn (though it sounds like he's had some drug problems lately).
 
2014-03-28 09:23:15 AM  
Rick Ankiel

Not serious. I'd go Christy Matthewson
 
2014-03-28 09:23:34 AM  
I see Koufax has already been spoken for.

I'll go with Lew Burdette.  Anybody who can beat the 1950s Yankees 3 times in one WS gets my respect.
 
2014-03-28 09:28:26 AM  
Steve Nebraska
 
2014-03-28 09:31:48 AM  

MassD: I remember those years vividly.  His games were appointment viewing...


When it comes to my favorite Pedro moment, it's a toss-up. There's the All Star game in 1999 of course. But I think it would be May 28, 2000: Sox Vs. Yankees, Clemens Vs. Pedro. Clemens had 13 SO and no walks. Pedro had 9 SO and 1 walk. 0-0 in the top of the 9th with 2 outs and Nixon hits a homer to go ahead 2-0, and Pedro pitches out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 9th to win it. But that was just an all-around great game.
 
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