In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars's comment:
In response to elvis-surfs' comment:
Are you kidding me? Of course he is, and first ballot...kooks (Joe Sullivan and Scott Thurston)on 10.0 saying that he was second to Pedro on the Sox, citing won/loss record which is the stupidest statistic in pitching...second to Pedro in overall Sox history, but in the years they pitched together they were equal...and I am a major Pedro lover...11-2 in playoff games with a ERA near 2...good grief
I agree Pedro is the nbr 1 pitcher in Sox history. Is Schilling even in the top 10?
I'd say he's clearly behind Pedro Martinez, Luis Tiant, Joe Wood, Cy Young, Roger Clemens, Babe Ruth, Mel Parnell, Carl Mays, Dutch Leonard and even an aging Lefty Grove. And that's just off the top of my head.
ouch, tough crowd, but that's why I read here as much as I do...yeah, that was not worded right...I sorta meant that compared to each other in sox history - not compared to all pitchers during sox history, and in 2004, they were equally important...
As far as other pitchers, I still actually have a soft spot in my heart for Bill Lee...not sure of his stats, but many a fond memory of him pitching when I was a wee lad...and of course Louis...