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Mike13
09-19-2006, 06:12 PM
I've always wondered that, it would probably be hell on a guy's arms though.

bullseyeguy
09-19-2006, 06:28 PM
Babe Ruth.

Shula Come Back!
09-19-2006, 06:37 PM
Babe Ruth.

Booya!!!!!!!!!!

Rocky Raccoon
09-19-2006, 07:17 PM
I've been saying for a while now that one of these years there is going to be a player who is going to be a top notch pitcher and a top notch hitter.

UCFinfan86
09-19-2006, 07:41 PM
Rick ankiel was pretty good, not top notch but the best P ive seen that hit. **** he's an OF now batting liek .270 last i seen

DonShula84
09-19-2006, 07:43 PM
Justin Vargas with the Marlins used to pitch and DH at Cal State Long Beach. Doesnt make him a major league hitter I know, but he was pretty good at it in college.

NorthFloridaFin
09-19-2006, 08:18 PM
Mike Hampton always seemed to hit pretty well. I think he had like 5 home runs a few years back.

unifiedtheory
09-19-2006, 10:46 PM
Babe Ruth.

The thread should have ended right there.

pwn3dyo
09-19-2006, 10:48 PM
Livan Hernandez is decent at the plate.

RWhitney014
09-19-2006, 11:06 PM
Ruth, of course. Jason Vargas, sure. Mike Hampton, definitely. Jason Marquis is very good. Dontrelle Willis is having a bad year because he gets pitched to like a hitter. Bob Gibson was a very good hitter. Tony Cloninger once hit two grand slams in an inning. Walter Johnson once hit .425. Don Newcombe hit very well, too.


So the answer is yes. Before 1972, there was no reason for a pitcher in either league not to be able to handle the bat with some ability.

Roman529
09-19-2006, 11:21 PM
Greg Maddux

MikeO
09-19-2006, 11:48 PM
Doesn't Carlos Zambrano have like 4 or 5 home runs with the Cubs this year.

I think he does

RWhitney014
09-20-2006, 12:41 AM
Doesn't Carlos Zambrano have like 4 or 5 home runs with the Cubs this year.

I think he does

Fact-checking is a wonderful thing, and yes, he has 5 along with 10 RBI. Kerry Wood has also hit a few out of Wrigley. But then again, I can hit a ball out of Wrigley.

RWhitney014
09-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Dontrelle must have read this thread before pitching tonight. He's got 3 hits, 2 HR, and 4 RBI tonight. And the starting pitcher for New York was a lefty.

Oh, and he's through 8 on the mound.

King Felix
09-20-2006, 10:36 PM
babe ruth


end of thread

Alex44
09-20-2006, 10:44 PM
I think the question should be more like 'In recent baseball history'

Migs182005
09-20-2006, 11:03 PM
Well, D. Willis did hit 2 HR's tonight and knocked in an RBI single.

Not to mention he went 8 innings strong

RWhitney014
09-20-2006, 11:44 PM
Well, D. Willis did hit 2 HR's tonight and knocked in an RBI single.















Not to mention he went 8 innings strong


And the mystical Migs makes an appearance...where on Earth have you been, man?

Migs182005
09-20-2006, 11:48 PM
lol, hey bro, I have been busy as hell. I have a job at NBC and with school, little time for anything else.

Lot's of work, but short of mystical, lol

RWhitney014
09-21-2006, 12:33 AM
lol, hey bro, I have been busy as hell. I have a job at NBC and with school, little time for anything else.

Lot's of work, but short of mystical, lol

It's funny, when I joined, I thought, man, I wonder what it's like to have that many posts...and then...yeah.

dominizzo
09-21-2006, 01:51 AM
Greg MAddux

tom glavine

NJFINSFAN1
09-21-2006, 08:13 AM
Well, Wes Ferrell was most likely the best ever hitting pitcher (I really don't count Babe Ruth who only had 14 HR's pitching)) and one of the best pitchers no one knows about. I believe he hit 38 homeruns in his career with was in the mid to late thirtys if I'm not mistaken. I think he had a career avg around 280.

Others that were very good hitter were Warren Spahn, Bob Lemon, Don drysdale, Bob Gibson.

Heck I remember Rick Wise hitting 6 Homeruns in one year in the early 70's

finswin56
09-21-2006, 09:19 AM
Well, Wes Ferrell was most likely the best ever hitting pitcher (I really don't count Babe Ruth who only had 14 HR's pitching)) and one of the best pitchers no one knows about. I believe he hit 38 homeruns in his career with was in the mid to late thirtys if I'm not mistaken. I think he had a career avg around 280.

Others that were very good hitter were Warren Spahn, Bob Lemon, Don drysdale, Bob Gibson.

Heck I remember Rick Wise hitting 6 Homeruns in one year in the early 70'sDoc could mash :D

RWhitney014
09-21-2006, 01:23 PM
Rick Wise had what may be the best single-game performance ever by any player at any time. He threw a no-hitter and hit two homers in the same night. Unbelievable.

Amars
09-21-2006, 08:13 PM
Couldnt dwight gooden hit?

NJFINSFAN1
09-22-2006, 09:08 AM
Couldnt dwight gooden hit?

He took a lot of Hits!!!:bong2:


What a waste of God given talent!!:boohoo: