Catchers: A View from the Mound

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Catchers: A View from the Mound :  It wasn't the "nobody" part that I went to. It was the connection between walks and getting hit. When Ryan was with the Angels, he got his hair parted a few times when he wasn't walking a lot of people.
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    Never saw Feller...so I can only go on the legend that was...I know that Teddy Ballgame hated to face him...

    Ryan did have a once in a generation fastball but his outpitch was his 12-6 curve...When he was locating that pitch in the zone or even when it appeared to be a strike and was on the corners with his fastball...He was unhittable... something he did 7 times with a host of 1 hitters too...

    In terms of his makeup the guy was the classic bulldog who pitched with an aggresive fastball and when he got behind in the count he'd just reach back an challenge guys in the zone..."good old fashion country hardball"...to me the only real blemish on his HOF resume is 292 losses...basically he was a career .500 pitcher...
     
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    ...and most of those were BB related.
     
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    Ryan and Feller were throwers who learned how to pitch.
    Randy Johnson as well.
    When one can harness talent like that, it's amazing to see.
     

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