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Old 06-07-2013, 11:23 AM
100backstroke 100backstroke is offline
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Default Bob Feller - Cy Young's

The Cy Young award did not start until 1956. Going through Feller's stats, I figure he would have won about 6 Cy Young awards - WITHOUT the 3 years of military service. With no war, could have been 8 or 9 Cy Young's, whew!

Amazing stats he had - look at the numbers in stat reference! Honestly, one cannot say he is not in the conversation for best pitcher of all time. Feller does indeed seem underrated.

I just don't see the typical names (W.Johnson, Grove, Matty, Seaver, Ryan, G.Maddux) being any better. Thoughts?

Steve P.

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:08 PM
howard38 howard38 is offline
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No doubt he would have won three from 1939 to 1941 (assuming, like today, the was both an AL and NL winner) and possibly three others in 1946, 1947 and 1951 though he finished behind other pitchers in the MVP voting in those years. Who knows how many he would have won competing against the likes of Spud Chandler and Hal Newhouser from 1942 to 1945? Pitching w/a balata ball against wartime hitting he surely would have rivaled the outlandish numbers Newhouser put up and may have won thirty games in a season. He may well have won an MVP or two if he wasn't in the service.
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