Re: RedsZone Hall of Fame - Starting Pitchers, Q-Z
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.
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