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Nick@Nite
01-04-2005, 07:56 AM
Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=list/greatestrotations)

10. 1964 Chicago White Sox
Gary Peters (20-8, 2.50), Juan Pizarro (19-9, 2.56), Joe Horlen (13-9, 1.88), John Buzhardt (10-8, 2.98)

I would have thought the Sox '83 staff would've been mentioned. With Hoyt and Dotson leading the way, combined with Bannister surging in the second half, that pitching rotation was awesome during that season.

eastchicagosoxfan
01-04-2005, 08:19 AM
Concerning that 1983 team, Britt Burns and Jerry Koosman were numbers 4 and 5. Burns finished 10-11, and could be considered the weak link. Koosman was 11-7. Dewey and Dot had great seasons. I seem to recall that Hoyt was the beneficiary of great run support eary in the season. Hoyt should have won the 1982 Cy Young too. He had a much better season that Vukovich. Floyd " the Barber " Bannister was 16-10. It was arguably, the best season of his career. Dot was 22-7, far and away the best season he ever had. Hoyt of course was 24-10, ate innings like he had the munchies, and would have won game 5 of the ALCS. Whatta, coulda, shoulda.

TDog
01-04-2005, 12:12 PM
The 1920 White Sox, like the 1971 Orioles, had four 20-game winners. That rotation wasn't even mentioned.

Lip Man 1
01-04-2005, 12:36 PM
Ah that 1964 season......the Sox 1967 pitching staff wasn't bad either.

By the way did you know that from 1964 through 1967 (I think) the Sox won the ERA title three years and finished a tenth of a point behind Baltimore in the fourth year.

Now THAT's a pitching staff folks!

Lip

Brian26
01-04-2005, 02:03 PM
Floyd " the Barber " Bannister was 16-10. It was arguably, the best season of his career. Dot was 22-7, far and away the best season he ever had.
I forget what Bannister's '82 record was with the terrible Mariners, but he led the league in strikeouts. I'm not sure if he ever came close to being that dominant again. I might be inclined to say '82 was a better year for him than '83.

Brian26
01-04-2005, 02:03 PM
The 1920 White Sox, like the 1971 Orioles, had four 20-game winners. That rotation wasn't even mentioned.
Dead ball era.:D:

TornLabrum
01-04-2005, 07:51 PM
The 1920 White Sox, like the 1971 Orioles, had four 20-game winners. That rotation wasn't even mentioned.
It was mentioned in the section on the '71 O's as "the only other pitching staff having four 20-game winners" or words to that effect. Nice to know that a staff of Cicotte, Faber, Lefty Williams and Kerr doesn't make the top 10.

batmanZoSo
01-04-2005, 09:24 PM
Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=list/greatestrotations)

10. 1964 Chicago White Sox
Gary Peters (20-8, 2.50), Juan Pizarro (19-9, 2.56), Joe Horlen (13-9, 1.88), John Buzhardt (10-8, 2.98)

I would have thought the Sox '83 staff would've been mentioned. With Hoyt and Dotson leading the way, combined with Bannister surging in the second half, that pitching rotation was awesome during that season.
Good god, that looks like a video game. Poor Joel Horlen, only 13-9 with an era under 2. He must've missed some starts or something. Or just bad luck.

What crap that we didn't do anything that year.

Paulwny
01-05-2005, 10:49 AM
Good god, that looks like a video game. Poor Joel Horlen, only 13-9 with an era under 2. He must've missed some starts or something. Or just bad luck.

What crap that we didn't do anything that year.

This was probably the best sox pitching staff in it's history. The team era was 2.72. Hoyt Wilhelm anchored the bull pen, 27 saves, era 1.99. The sox couldn't beat the yankmees, they lost the first 11 meetings. At the end of the season the sox won 9 in a row but, finished 2nd one game behind the yankmees who won 10 in a row. :whiner: