View Full Version : RedsZone Hall of Fame - Starting Pitchers, Q-Z

02-17-2006, 02:57 AM
Vote for all STARTING PITCHERS with last names beginning with Q-Z that you believe should be in the Hall of Fame. This is a multiple-choice poll so you're allowed to vote for more than one player.

19th century (i.e. pre 1903): Need 2/5 support
Early Modern (roughly 1903-1945): Need 1/2 support
Integration (roughly 1945-1970): Need 5/8 support
Post Integration (roughly 1970-present): Need 2/3 support

Player Innings ERA+ Era
Jack Quinn 3,920.1 114 Early Modern to WWII
Old Hoss Radbourn 4,535.1 120 19th Century
Rick Reuschel 3,548.1 114 Post Integration
Jerry Reuss 3,669.2 100 Post Integration
Eppa Rixey 4,494.2 115 Early Modern to WWII
Robin Roberts 4,688.2 113 Integration
Eddie Rommel 2,556.1 121 Early Modern to WWII
Ed Reulbach 2,632.1 123 Early Modern to WWII
Red Ruffing 4,344.0 109 Early Modern to WWII
Amos Rusie 3,769.2 130 19th Century
Nolan Ryan 5,386.0 112 Post Integration
Bret Saberhagen 2,562.2 126 Post Integration
Tom Seaver 4,782.2 127 Post Integration
Bob Shawkey 2,937.0 113 Early Modern to WWII

Player Innings ERA+ Era
Urban Shocker 2,681.2 124 Early Modern to WWII
Warren Spahn 5,243.2 118 Integration
Al Spalding 2,890.2 142 19th Century
Dave Stieb 2,895.1 122 Post Integration
Don Sutton 5,282.1 108 Post Integration
Frank Tanana 4,188.1 106 Post Integration
Jesse Tannehill 2,750.1 114 Early Modern to WWII
Luis Tiant 3,486.1 114 Post Integration
Virgil Trucks 2,682.1 116 Integration
George Uhle 3,119.2 105 Early Modern to WWII
Dazzy Vance 2,966.2 125 Early Modern to WWII
Hippo Vaughn 2,730.0 120 Early Modern to WWII
Rube Waddell 2,961.1 134 Early Modern to WWII
Ed Walsh 2,964.1 145 Early Modern to WWII
Bucky Walters 3,104.2 115 Early Modern to WWII

Player Innings ERA+ Era
Lon Warneke 2,782.1 119 Early Modern to WWII
Bob Welch 3,092.0 106 Post Integration
Mickey Welch 4,802.0 113 19th Century
Earl Whitehill 3,564.2 100 Early Modern to WWII
Vic Willis 3,966.0 118 Early Modern to WWII
Smoky Joe Wood 1,436.1 146 Early Modern to WWII
Early Wynn 4,564.0 106 Integration
Cy Young 7,354.2 138 Early Modern to WWII

Chip R
02-17-2006, 10:10 AM
Pffft! I don't know why anyone would vote for Cy Young. How many Cy Young awards did he win, huh? ;)

02-17-2006, 01:03 PM
Pffft! I don't know why anyone would vote for Cy Young. How many Cy Young awards did he win, huh? ;)
True, but he always came to play, gave 110%, and "knew how to win."

02-18-2006, 12:42 AM
I voted for

Rube Waddell
Ed Walsh
Smokey Joe Wood

02-18-2006, 09:27 AM
You didn't vote for Robin Roberts?

02-18-2006, 11:22 AM
You didn't vote for Robin Roberts?

No - I missed him. I look at ERA over league average and I missed Roberts.

Big Klu
02-23-2006, 12:01 AM
I voted for:

Radbourn, Rixey, Roberts, Reulbach, Ruffing, Rusie, Ryan, Seaver, Spalding, Spahn, Sutton, Vance, Waddell, Walsh, Wynn, and Young.

I thought that Young, Seaver, Spahn, Ryan, Roberts, and Spalding were the automatic choices.

02-23-2006, 12:56 AM
Vance didn't win his first game until he was 31 and wound up with 197 wins. The guy absolutely dominated the NL in the 1920s. He's sort of the reverse Waddell, who was just about done by age 31.

Hard to ask sympathy for a Yankee, but Ruffing was the ace on probably the best teams of all time, the 1936-39 Bombers. For me that tips the scales for him.

If Radbourn had only pitched his 1884 season (59-12, 1.38, 678.2 IP, 441 Ks), I'd have still voted for him.

02-24-2006, 03:32 PM
Vance was a nasty pitcher for a couple seasons ... absolutely dominant.

My ballot:


Eppa Rixey and Bucky Walters are admittingly homer calls for me.

03-21-2006, 12:47 AM
RedsZone Hall of Fame - Starting Pitchers Q-Z

Player % of votes
Old Hoss Radbourn 48.18 percent
Eppa Rixey 59.26 percent
Robin Roberts 66.67 percent
Nolan Ryan 85.19 percent
Tom Seaver 92.59 percent
Warren Spahn 92.59 percent
Al Spalding 44.44 percent
Rube Waddell 66.67 percent
Ed Walsh 62.96 percent
Early Wynn 62.96 percent
Cy Young 92.59 percent

We've got 11 more starting pitchers elected in this grouping, bringing the final tally to 32 starters.