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Vottomatic
07-12-2011, 12:39 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sotoma01.shtml

One of the greatest pitchers I ever saw pitch.

If he'd have pitched for a good team, he'd be in the HOF. I have no doubt about that.

He won 18 games one year for a horrible team.

He was Cincinnati's strikeout pitcher. He'd rack up 10 to 13 K's a game like it was nothing. Had that nasty circle change.

nux fan
07-12-2011, 12:56 PM
well said he was not supported by any offense, a shame

bounty37h
07-12-2011, 12:56 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sotoma01.shtml

One of the greatest pitchers I ever saw pitch.

If he'd have pitched for a good team, he'd be in the HOF. I have no doubt about that.

He won 18 games one year for a horrible team.

He was Cincinnati's strikeout pitcher. He'd rack up 10 to 13 K's a game like it was nothing. Had that nasty circle change.

First pitcher I followed, he was the Reds early 80's to me.

Little Earl
07-12-2011, 01:46 PM
Soto was a great pitcher when there was nobody else on the team to like. Unfortunately his career was too short and never could have made the HOF. He had only 5 good years.

Vottomatic
07-12-2011, 04:26 PM
Soto was a great pitcher when there was nobody else on the team to like. Unfortunately his career was too short and never could have made the HOF. He had only 5 good years.

Longevity isn't a prerequisite for the HOF. But I realize he may not have a long enough streak of good years, had he played for a winner.

But he was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era.