Re: Favorite sox pitcher?
posted at 11/28/2013 5:23 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to sportsbozo1's comment:
To many to choose from but I will say the greatest pitcher in a Red Sox uniform in the last 50 years was Pedro. Last year I truly enjoyed Uehara and Lester. Other than these guys there have been many who have graced the bump in a Red Sox uniform and they have all been entertaining whether I liked them all or not. El Tiante and even the rental guys like Smoltz,Seaver and Juan Marichal were all great stories, the most disheartening pitcher who was on the verge of greatness was Rogelio Moret, broke my heart to hear his story. He lives in my memories of Sox who could have been along with Billy Rohr,Tony C,and more recently Westmoreland and Daniel Bard.
Great names here. Also, Saberhagen.
Greg Harris (I think he was the guy who had a double glove and wanted to alternate pitching arms.)
I started following the Sox in 1972 after the Tommy Harper trade.
Tiant had a great season in '72, I think with a 1.90 ERA. He was always my favorite pitcher, but I loved Bill Lee as well. Marty Pattin came over from the Brewers as well and had a decent season. (I used to live within 2 blocks of County Stadium in Milwaukee.)
Other favorites or notables up to 2000:
Big Bob Veale
Dick Pole (I was at the game he took a line shot off his head. I remember the ball rolled to Rico at 3B who ignored the ball and rushed to Pole's aid.)
1973: Reggie Cleveland, Dick Drago, Diego Segui (Marichal & Rick Wise)
1975: Roger Moret goes 14-3
1976: Fergie Jenkins
1978: Eckersley wins 20 & Mike Torrez 16
1979: John Tudor comes up
1980: Tom Burgmeier with Hurst and Ojeda coming up
1981: Frank Tanana
Oil Can Boyd & Clemens
1985: 5 starters all 27 or younger with Clemens, Boyd, Hurst, Ojeda & Nipper
1986: Tom Seaver
1988: Mike Boddicker & Lee Smith
Jeff Gray (sad story)
1992: Frank Viola & Danny Darwin
Aaron Sele, Jeff Russell & Paul Quantrill (Ken Ryan)
Tim Wakefield & Mike Maddux
Rich Garces (El Guapo)
Saberhagen & Derek Lowe
[/QUOTE] Like i said so many have graced this team with their perfomances, Heck neither one of us mentioned Foulke and he was the guy holding the ball at the end of the 04 WS...