Archive for best pitchers in baseball

Card of the Day: 2000 Topps Gallery Masters of the Game Greg Maddux

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

madduxtgIt appears that one of the greatest pitchers of this generation has rode off into the sunset. Word broke this week that Greg Maddux is leaning toward retirement rather than return for a 24th season. If this is in fact the end, it truly is a sad event for baseball. Maddux has had a stellar career, one that kind of gets lost in the shadows of his peers who threw faster, struck out more batters and had their names in the news more often. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2001 Topps Combos Don Drysdale / Kevin Brown / Sandy Koufax

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

When I pulled this card to write about it, my initial reaction was that Kevin Brown had no place among Hall of Famers like Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. My focus was to be about why I think it is ridiculous to pair today’s stars with hall of famers, particularly ones as good as Drysdale and Koufax. But something clicked when I started looking at the players’ statistics: All three of these players were good, damn good. Continue reading