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voodoochile
05-08-2007, 03:02 PM
http://www.cnn.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0705/gallery.intimidatingpitchers2/content.1.html?cnn=yes

Love the quotes...

Fenway
05-08-2007, 03:20 PM
Early Wynn #3

Nobody can argue with Gibson being #1

This quote of his says it all

"I've played a couple of hundred games of tic-tac-toe with my little daughter and she hasn't beaten me yet. I've always had to win. I've got to win."

"When I knocked a guy down, there was no second part to the story."

Baby Fisk
05-08-2007, 03:39 PM
Some of us youngsters were first introduced to Sal Maglie by reading Ball Four, in which he plays the "villain" in Jim Bouton's eyes. :rolling:

MarySwiss
05-08-2007, 08:04 PM
Early Wynn #3

Nobody can argue with Gibson being #1

This quote of his says it all

"I've played a couple of hundred games of tic-tac-toe with my little daughter and she hasn't beaten me yet. I've always had to win. I've got to win."

"When I knocked a guy down, there was no second part to the story."

I was a SERIOUS Early Wynn fan back in the day. Hell, I still am!

eastchicagosoxfan
05-08-2007, 09:41 PM
No Carl Mays or Lefty Grove? Mays was a pretty mean guy, who pitched side-arm, and actually under-handed. He wasn't afraid to hit guys. He threw the pitch that killed Ray Chapman. Not on purpose, but he threw plenty of " purpose " pitches.

Grove was wild with his fastball in his early years. He also possessed a notorious temper.

Sargeant79
05-09-2007, 12:38 AM
That's a great list. I just knew even before getting there that Bob Gibson would have to be #1. My Dad would tell me some great stories about him. He'd dredge up video of him pitching. That guy was just scary.

viagracat
05-10-2007, 08:30 PM
We discussed this a little in another thread. It was more or less agreed here that as far as pitchers go, Double D and Gibson were the most intimidating players of all time.

Supposedly Fergie Jenkins was the only player Leo Durocher ever feared, and allegedly a reason Jenkins had so many complete games and decisions: he refused to be taken out of games and Durocher usually said "Oh, OK. Whatever you say."

StillMissOzzie
05-11-2007, 02:22 AM
Double D and Koufax were quite the 1/2 punch in their prime. I fully expected RJ to make the list, too. An intimidating 6'-8'' so he looks like he could reach out and touch you, 100mph, a nasty disposition, and plenty of wildness especially early in his career had to be chilling. But who can argue Gibson as #1?

SMO
:gulp:

DrewSox56
05-11-2007, 02:45 AM
I fully expected RJ to make the list, too. An intimidating 6'-8'' so he looks like he could reach out and touch you, 100mph, a nasty disposition, and plenty of wildness especially early in his career had to be chilling.
SMO
:gulp:

I'm a little surprised also. And I think he's even taller than 6'-8". That mug alone is enough to scare the hell out of most people.