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CNN.com Baseball's Most intimidating pitchers of all-time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 8, 2007.

  1. Here's their list
    15. Sam McDowell
    14. Walter Johnson
    13. Bob Feller
    12. Sal Maglie
    11. Pedro
    10. JR Richard
    9. Goose Gossage
    8. Sandy Koufax
    7. Juan Marichal
    6. Randy Johnson
    5. Nolan Ryan
    4. Roger Clemens
    3. Early Wynn
    2. Don Drysdale
    1. Bob Gibson

    I thought they compiled a pretty good list.
    To me one, one glaring omission: Mariano Rivera.
    I would not have voted for Sal Maglie either. But's more becuase of Jim Bouton's book than Maglie's stats.
  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I would move Randy up that list, the guy fired 100 MPH heaters for a good portion of his career. At 6'10, he basically strides and he's two feet off the mound.
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I'd like to see Rivera on that list, too.
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Hideki Irabu
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Is Rivera really intimidating?

    He's great. No question. Arguably the best closer ever. But I never really thought of him as intimidating.
  6. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Are we judging based off intimidating stuff or intimidating physical presence. If we are going with presence, throw Johnson to the top of the list for being as tall as he is. If the list is judged by level of filth, maybe Roger could be moved up.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    As long as Gibson is number one that's all that matters.
  8. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Do you think Gooden might deserve a little praise here?

    And how about a least intimidating list?
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I would think this is a combination of presence and stuff. Nobody quite on Gibson's level.
  10. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Man, I'd be scared as hell if I had to go against Pedro. The guy just did not care. He'd hit you in the head whenever he felt like it.
    As a batter, how do you focus after getting this sign from Pedro?
  11. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    By doing this...

  12. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Who is Karim Garcia?
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