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    Aside from being, perhaps, the best righthanded pitcher in the game, and aside from racking up the second-highest number of wins in MLB history, and aside from throwing by far the highest number of shutouts in history, and aside from still standing 9th all-time in strikeouts, Walter Johnson appeared in two World Series and was a member of the 1924 World Champions.

    BTW, while I don't see Mussina as HOF-worthy, he's certainly no worse a candidate than, say, Drysdale or Hunter.

    The way to win is not to move to the right wing; the way to win is to move to the right policy. -- Nameless Soldier

    by N in Seattle on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 09:35:58 AM PST

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    •  OK, not him then (1+ / 0-)
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      I was too blithe......and I know all about Walter Johnson.

      I just meant to say that WP depends on so many things that have nothing to do with the pitcher's performance, yet it looms so large in our assessments of whether that pitcher was great.

      Johnson managed his second place W number DESPITE playing for the Senators.....enough to make him, as you say, the greatest RH ever (and quite reasonably the greatest pitcher ever)

      Blyleven is a better case, or maybe Nap Rucker

      "I do not choose to run for President in 1928" Calvin Coolidge

      by dabize on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 09:42:06 AM PST

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