Re: #1 All-Time Greatest Pitcher
As far as I'm concerned, Labor Day Weekend, 1908 sealed the deal as far as Walter Johnson being the greatest pitcher ever, as he pitched three complete-game shutouts and a total of 30 scoreless innings at New York.
Friday, September 4: Johnson pitched a five-hit shutout as Washington defeated New York, 3-0.
Saturday, September 5: Johnson then turned around and pitched a three-hit shutout the very next day, as Washington beat New York, 6-0.
Monday, September 7: New York state law prohibited sporting events on Sunday, so both clubs had September 6 off. But they played a Labor Day doubleheader on Monday. Johnson pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 1, as Washington won, 4-0. Johnson also started Game 2, pitching three shutout innings before leaving the game after being hit by a pitch. Washington completed the sweep by winning Game 2, 9-3. Tom Hughes got the win in relief.
Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser....Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed...the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.