Originally Posted by dougdirt
I don't think it is really even close. From 97-03, Pedro posted a 213 ERA+ with 1408 IP, 1761 K, 315 BB and a 0.94 WHIP. The final 7 years of his career, Koufax has a 147 ERA+. The final 5 years? A 167 ERA+. Not even close to what Pedro did. Greg Maddux has a darn good stretch from 92-98, but his ERA+ was still just at 190. 1675 innings in that time though.
They were all so spectacular. I think when players are so dominant like all three of those were, Gibson was, or Clemens etc.. It helps me to ask myself, "Who would I want starting game 7 of the WS?"
When I ask myself that Maddux immediately falls off my list.