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  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,242 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2023 5:31AM

    Whitey Ford - Yogi Berra

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  • Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don Newcombe - Roy Campanella

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    Clemens-Posada

    Spahn-Crandell

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  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pedro and Varitek

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    Gooden-Carter

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Red Ruffing and Bill Dickey-

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  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Munson & Catfish

    Jack Morris & Lance Parrish

  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:
    Munson & Catfish

    Jack Morris & Lance Parrish

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  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wainwright and Molina

  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bob Gibson & Tim McCarver

  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Steve Carlton & Tom McCarver

  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sandy Koufax and Johnny Roseboro

  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rollie Fingers & Ted Simmons

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    Mickey Lolich & Bill Freehan

  • dallasactuarydallasactuary Posts: 4,112 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grove / Cochrane
    Mathewson/Bresnahan
    Feller/Hegan
    Spahn/Crandall
    Blyleven/Mitterwald

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  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    did anyone mention?
    @grote15 & Seaver

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:
    did anyone mention?
    @grote15 & Seaver

    Clearly the winner! B)



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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If we limit this to just three years, there is a real darkhorse contender-

    Mort and Walker Cooper

    I suspect this will not be a popular choice among those that never heard of them.

    One can also consider Koufax and Roseboro

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  • dallasactuarydallasactuary Posts: 4,112 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    If we limit this to just three years, there is a real darkhorse contender-

    Mort and Walker Cooper

    They certainly deserve their place in the conversation. The black mark on them is that they peaked during the war years, when competition was not exactly at its peak, but they were the #1 battery of that time.

    This is for you @thisistheshow - Jim Rice was actually a pretty good player.
  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 9,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    If we limit this to just three years, there is a real darkhorse contender-

    Mort and Walker Cooper

    I suspect this will not be a popular choice among those that never heard of them.

    ...
    I had never heard of these two. Interesting.

  • streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buster posey and either Tim Lincecum or Bumgartner.

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  • AFLfanAFLfan Posts: 1,272 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maddux-Smoltz-Avery & Javy Lopez

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  • DeutscherGeistDeutscherGeist Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭✭

    @AFLfan said:
    Maddux-Smoltz-Avery & Javy Lopez

    Put Glavine in there, and you got the full set.

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    @DeutscherGeist - Dang, how did I forget Glavine???

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  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,283 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the only combo that could compare to Seaver- Bench would be Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson.

    Arguments could be made that all 4 of those players could be GOAT at their position.
    Every other combo mentioned not so much.

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  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Justin Verlander / Ivan Rodriguez? Right at 3 years I believe.

  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AFLfan said:
    Maddux-Smoltz-Avery & Javy Lopez

    Javy usually didn't catch Maddux, only in the playoffs. It was usually the backup at the time catching Maddux. As for why I really don't know that answer. Personal differences? Pitching strategy differences? And those few times a season they paired up it usually wasn't Maddux's best outings.

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AFLfan said:
    @DeutscherGeist - Dang, how did I forget Glavine???

    Glavine should replace Maddux, who had Eddie Perez as his personal catcher for years.

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  • DeutscherGeistDeutscherGeist Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭✭

    I do recall that Maddux was often paired up with Eddie Perez. They seemed to have worked better together, but I am not sure the exact technicals on that. I think it was more of a strategic practical pairing and nothing to do with any personality conflict with Lopez.

    At one point, it did look like Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux, and Avery would all enter the HOF. It was unfortunate that Avery just kind of fizzled away as he showed a lot of promise at a very young age.

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  • mrbrklynmrbrklyn Posts: 105 ✭✭✭

    It is hard to beat the two hall of famers in Seaver and Bench. It is harder to forget the Bench Home Run off of Seaver in the 1973 playoffs.

    Second would have to be Gooden and Carter which is a third Hall of Famer

    Some others worth mentioning
    Pedro Martinez and Mike Piazza
    Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra
    Lefty Gomez and Bill Dickey
    Bucky Walters and Ernie Lombardi
    Red Ruffing and Bill Dickey
    Mickey Cochrane and Lefty Grove (34-4)

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  • dallasactuarydallasactuary Posts: 4,112 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seaver and Bench are certainly GOAT caliber players, but they were only a battery from 1977 to 1980, and that stretch is hardly GOAT caliber for either of them (although they were both very good).

    I don't see how any combo could hope to compare to Grove and Cochrane.

    This is for you @thisistheshow - Jim Rice was actually a pretty good player.
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