Originally Posted by GoReds
Garber was more of a sidearm pitcher, IIRC. Was Marshall 3/4 or over the top?
IMO, if a pitcher throws sidearm, it really negates the effect that height plays. It would be interesting to know if sidearm relievers under 6'0 had longer careers.
Marshall was a screwball pitcher during his heyday, the earlier organizations he was in didn't want him to throw it, that probably helped extend his longevity and in turn introduced him as a different pitcher in his 30's. The same holds true for Fred Norman, who was a screwball pitcher that was not allowed to throw ith (Padres) when he came to the Reds Sparky encouraged it.
Juan Berenguer learned the split finger from Roger Craig and prolonged his career.