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    Mario Soto turns 55 today

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...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.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Mario Soto turns 55 today

    well said he was not supported by any offense, a shame

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    Re: Mario Soto turns 55 today

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...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.
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    Re: Mario Soto turns 55 today

    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.

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    Re: Mario Soto turns 55 today

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Earl View Post
    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.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread


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