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Most Intimidating Pitchers of all-time

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...ontent.1.html# The top 6 made me laugh. Those guys are ruthless.
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Jim Abbott isn't on there?JK
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No Satchel Paige? Glad Pedro made the list, he's a freakin nut.

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Don Drysdale > Bob Gibson

Nolan Ryan > Roger Clemens

Where the hell is Satchel Paige and Gregg Maddux?!?!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-02-2006, 06:45 AM
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I have been lucky enough to see 9 of those guys pitch. Notice most of those guys pitched in the 60's thru 80's. If the batter crowded the plate the first pitch would be letter high tight, if that didn't work the next one was on the chin. If the batter really dug in they just threw at the head and sat him on his butt. These cry baby batters that whine when a pitch is on the inside of the plate would have dirtied their diaper back then. I would love to see Bonds with the gayass body armor go against one of these pitchers, he wouldn't last two pitchs with that melon head for a target.
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No Cy Young , but they got JR Richard in there?

I would have cried foul if they put Mariano Rivera in there... glad they didn't give into the hype.
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I think it depends on what you call "intimidating." If you mean it as someone a hitter is scared to stand in against, then it has to be the young Randy Johnson (ask John Kruk). If you view it as a guy that someone didn't want to face because they knew they would probably lose (as in intimitades the team/hitters just because he's that good), then Maddux and John Smoltz have to be on there. Maddux is hardly intimidating or a fireballer, but the fact that he could go through 9 innings in 85-90 pitches at times is intimidating enough. Smoltz throws hard and has a filthy slider and splitter, so it's going to be a tough at bat. He just hasn't been as wild or hit as many batters as others. As for me, I say Johnson and Ryan are the most intimidating though.

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Rob Dibble was pretty intimidating, hell he broke a ladies arm once by throwing a ball into the outfield bleachers. That and he got in a fist fight with Lou Pinella and he tried knocking a runner down with a fast ball before

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What about Mitch Williams? He almost fell off the mound every time he threw....it was comical at least. What about John Rocker....He was definatley off his rocker. I think he would beanball his own mother, he was nuts.

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Without a doubt, if I was up to bat agasint Nolan Ryan, at ANY time during his career, I'd be 2 ft away from the plate, minimum. I remember watching his video Ryan Express, it showed a clip of what it was like to catch his pitches. Fuck that, is all I can remember thinking.

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In the early '80's, Nolan Ryan hit some no-name at the plate. When the no-name takes his base, he tells Ryan, "My grandma hits harder than that!". The next time he's up, Ryan throws a fastball, and busted this guys ASS! While he's writhing on the ground, Ryan walks over and says, "Your grandma ever hit you that hard?"

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I remember watching his video Ryan Express, it showed a clip of what it was like to catch his pitches. Fuck that, is all I can remember thinking.
I can remember when I was about 10 years old, and was a catcher in Little League. I watched him pitch on T.V. and heard so many stories about how hard he pitched, and I thought he was god-like when I heard he broke a catcher's mitt from how hard he pitches
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If he would act his age, there might be a few records left for me.
-Roger Clemens, pitcher

Nobody throws harder than Nolan Ryan. Not even God.
-George Scott, retired first baseman

and who do you think they are talking about.

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i would have hated to face rob dibble, the guy launched one in the stands and hit a school teacher for god's sake.
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