To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers

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    To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers

    I know there are many here that have followed baseball longer than my 47 years. Give me one great hitting pitcher your remember from the Sox and also all time from Baseball.
    Please no Babe Ruth, we all know that one! And no looking up stats!

    And did you know that Doc Crandell led all pitchers in hitting in 1919 with a .309 average?

     Sonny  Seibert - Red Sox
    Bob Gibson - All time
     
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    Earl Wilson-The former catcher went deep 35 times in his career, 33 times while playing as a pitcher -- you don't see many pitchers come in and collect two pinch-hit homers in their careers these days, but Wilson did.
    Posted by 2004Idiots


    That's a good one Idiot! Pun intended!
     
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    I know there are many here that have followed baseball longer than my 47 years. Give me one great hitting pitcher your remember from the Sox and also all time from Baseball. Please no Babe Ruth, we all know that one! And no looking up stats! And did you know that Doc Crandell led all pitchers in hitting in 1919 with a .309 average?  Sonny  Seibert - Red Sox Bob Gibson - All time
    Posted by Promise4you2
    You beat me to the punch on Sonny Seibert. I seem to remember Ken Brett swinging a pretty good stick too.
     
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    Warren Spahn (35 HRs), Don Drysdale (Lots of power), Gary Peters (who Al Lopez sometimes hit 5th), Art Houtteman, Wes Ferrell (Lifetime .280 BA with 38 HRs, P HR record), Dwight Gooden, Dizzy Dean, Vida Blue (Homered from both sides of the plate in a game), Don Cardwell (One of the few to HR into Shea mezzanine, and seemed to HR every year), Catfish Hunter, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Tommy Byrne, Steve Carlton, Tony Cloninger (who hit 2 GS in 1 game)

    Oh, and Rink Ankiel. There have been many others who converted from a MLB position player to a MLB P and visa versa. Rocky Colavito was an occasional P, 'cause he threw harder than anyone else.

    The best may have been Ken Brett (previously mentioned), then Ferrell & Wilson.
     
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    Not an old timer, but Carlos Zambrano can hit. He has 24 home runs and a .238 batting average in 693 career at bats. Sonny Siebert would have been my choice as sox pitcher also.

     
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    Warren Spahn (35 HRs), Don Drysdale (Lots of power), Gary Peters (who Al Lopez sometimes hit 5th), Art Houtteman, Wes Ferrell (Lifetime .280 BA with 38 HRs, P HR record), Dwight Gooden, Dizzy Dean, Vida Blue (Homered from both sides of the plate in a game), Don Cardwell (One of the few to HR into Shea mezzanine, and seemed to HR every year), Catfish Hunter, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Tommy Byrne, Steve Carlton, Tony Cloninger (who hit 2 GS in 1 game) Oh, and Rink Ankiel. There have been many others who converted from a MLB position player to a MLB P and visa versa. Rocky Colavito was an occasional P, 'cause he threw harder than anyone else. The best may have been Ken Brett (previously mentioned), then Ferrell & Wilson.
    Posted by nhsteven


    NH, Peters was a favorite of mine, I remember many a pinch hits while he played with the Sox.
     
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    Warren Spahn (35 HRs), Don Drysdale (Lots of power), Gary Peters (who Al Lopez sometimes hit 5th), Art Houtteman, Wes Ferrell (Lifetime .280 BA with 38 HRs, P HR record), Dwight Gooden, Dizzy Dean, Vida Blue (Homered from both sides of the plate in a game), Don Cardwell (One of the few to HR into Shea mezzanine, and seemed to HR every year), Catfish Hunter, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Tommy Byrne, Steve Carlton, Tony Cloninger (who hit 2 GS in 1 game) Oh, and Rink Ankiel. There have been many others who converted from a MLB position player to a MLB P and visa versa. Rocky Colavito was an occasional P, 'cause he threw harder than anyone else. The best may have been Ken Brett (previously mentioned), then Ferrell & Wilson.
    Posted by nhsteven


    BTW you filled your quota of 1 each a few times LOL
     
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    In Response to To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : You beat me to the punch on Sonny Seibert. I seem to remember Ken Brett swinging a pretty good stick too.
    Posted by carnie

    Yep Brett could handle the stick! Not as good as his little brother but...........
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : NH, Peters was a favorite of mine, I remember many a pinch hits while he played with the Sox.
    Posted by Promise4you2


    Hit .222 lifetime (in a pitchers era), with 19 HRs. The 1st game I went to was Peters v Ford; Ford pitched a gem, and Peters had one of the few hits in the game for the Chi Sox. By the time he was on Bos, he was no longer an ace.
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : Hit .222 lifetime (in a pitchers era), with 19 HRs. The 1st game I went to was Peters v Ford; Ford pitched a gem, and Peters had one of the few hits in the game for the Chi Sox. By the time he was on Bos, he was no longer an ace.
    Posted by nhsteven


    But he still gave a few of us kids a thrill or two! Cant rememebr if it was him or Siebert that won a 1-0 game against Ryan and the Angels I believe. memory is not what it used to be.
     
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    Not an old timer, but Carlos Zambrano can hit. He has 24 home runs and a .238 batting average in 693 career at bats. Sonny Siebert would have been my choice as sox pitcher also.
    Posted by MikeNagy


    Ummmm if you remember Siebert you older than  dirt! LMAO
     
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    I know Carlton's #s aren't as good as some of the players listed but everytime Iwatched him as a kid it seemed like he got a hit.
     
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    Warren Spahn (35 HRs), Don Drysdale (Lots of power), Gary Peters (who Al Lopez sometimes hit 5th), Art Houtteman, Wes Ferrell (Lifetime .280 BA with 38 HRs, P HR record), Dwight Gooden, Dizzy Dean, Vida Blue (Homered from both sides of the plate in a game), Don Cardwell (One of the few to HR into Shea mezzanine, and seemed to HR every year), Catfish Hunter, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Tommy Byrne, Steve Carlton, Tony Cloninger (who hit 2 GS in 1 game) Oh, and Rink Ankiel. There have been many others who converted from a MLB position player to a MLB P and visa versa. Rocky Colavito was an occasional P, 'cause he threw harder than anyone else. The best may have been Ken Brett (previously mentioned), then Ferrell & Wilson.
    Posted by nhsteven


    Warren Spahn was the first name that came to my mind.  I play Strat-o-Matic and am currently replaying the 1961 season (again).  I am running the Braves for the NL replay and I just had a situation where I actually had Roy McMillan, the SS, sacrifice with runners on 1st and 2nd and Spahn on deck, because I felt Spahn had a better chance to drive home the run. (He didn't, he K's as did the leadoff hitter)
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : Ummmm if you remember Siebert you older than  dirt! LMAO
    Posted by Promise4you2


    Maybe so, look who I use for an avatar, El Tiante.

    Wink
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : Maybe so, look who I use for an avatar, El Tiante.
    Posted by MikeNagy


    Man, what does that say about me?
     
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    Or me? Thankfully, I have no personal recollections of Warren Spahn.
     
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    Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers

     Casale, Wilson, Peters, Brett....you guys all beat me to the punch.

    Of the bunch, I think Peters was the best hitter and Wilson the better long-ball guy.

    I met Peters years ago in Phoenix, AZ at an Octoberfest.  He was working for Budweiser, I think, or some other beer company.

    By the way, met Ron Swoboda at the same event...  I'm no peanut, but the guy had wrists about the size of my forearms....like Peters, he liked his beer, too...LOL
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : Maybe so, look who I use for an avatar, El Tiante.
    Posted by MikeNagy


    So be it my friend. Great game tonight ya think?
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : Man, what does that say about me?
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    Say's you have class and knowledge you should share!
     
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    Or me? Thankfully, I have no personal recollections of Warren Spahn.
    Posted by carnie


    Nor did I , but dad let me know how great he was!
     
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     Casale, Wilson, Peters, Brett....you guys all beat me to the punch. Of the bunch, I think Peters was the best hitter and Wilson the better long-ball guy. I met Peters years ago in Phoenix, AZ at an Octoberfest.  He was working for Budweiser, I think, or some other beer company. By the way, met Ron Swoboda at the same event...  I'm no peanut, but the guy had wrists about the size of my forearms....like Peters, he liked his beer, too...LOL
    Posted by ampoule


    Not wanting to change the direction but Swoboda was an animal!
     
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    Without looking it up I seem to remember James "Kitty" Kaat doing okay with the bat.

    What did that guy play like almost 30 years?
     
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    In Response to Re: To the Old timer's, great hitting pitchers : So be it my friend. Great game tonight ya think?
    Posted by Promise4you2


    Good game so far, a little too close for comfort though. I see King Felix beat the yanks 1-0.

    I actually meant that Zambrano wasn't an old timer, I am old as dirt (almost).
     
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