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Tom Seaver, RHP, starter

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New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox

Tom Terrific simply dealt on people. He had an excellent fastball that popped the catcher's mitt in the low-mid 90s. His breaking balls were his signature though, and he mixed in plenty of them. He threw a slider that swept across the hitting zone before falling off the table. Then Tom mixed in two types of curveballs. He threw a standard 12-6 curve, but then would occasionally slow everything down and lob in a 60mph breaking pitch. At times his breaking balls all seemed to blend together into one downward breaking pitch that he simply varied the speed on. I did not get a good look at any pitches I thought might be changeups. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider, curve, slow curve (1969 WS Game 4)

 

Nolan Ryan, RHP, starter

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New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers

Nolan Ryan was a fastball/curveball pitcher. Both pitches were "plus plus", with his fastball rated as maybe the best ever. The curveball got very late, sharp break, and buckled knees. Surprisingly, I noticed Ryan throw a changeup in his '69 WS Game 3 appearance. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, curve, changeup (1969 WS Game 3)

Jim Palmer, RHP, starter

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Baltimore Orioles

Palmer is famous for his big 12-6 breaking ball and rightfully so. The pitch got huge break and left hitters trying to foul the pitch off, while clumsily balancing on their front foot. However, it seems that his fastball was his best pitch. He used a high leg kick and slung his fastball towards home plate. The pitch must have sat in the mid-90s consistently. Palmer's third pitch was a changeup that I saw him bounce terribly on a couple occasions. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, curve, changeup (1969 WS Game 3)

Jerry Koosman, LHP, starter

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New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies

Koosman dealt a rising fastball and an 11-5 curveball. His stuff suggests he was a flyball pitcher but his numbers don't show that he was prone to allowing homeruns. I'm sure Koosman used some type of changeup, but I didn't see any in the one game I've seen him pitch. Koosman was an enormous part of the Mets' '69 World Series run. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, curve, changeup (1969 WS Game 5)

Dave McNally, LHP, starter

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Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos

McNally was a Montana guy. Born there, died there. In between he made a career out of shutting down hitters with a full repertoire. In game 5 of the 1969 WS, he threw a good fastball and overhand curveball. Occasionally he mixed in changeups and a tight slider inside to RHs. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, curve, changeup, slider (1969 WS Game 5)

Gary Gentry, RHP, starter

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New York Mets, Atlanta Braves

Gentry threw hard early in his career. He had a free and easy motion that produced a fastball that must have approached 95mph at times. He backed up his fastball with a slider and 12-6 curveball. The slider was used as his strikeout pitch, thrown away from RHs or inside to LHs. Gentry's curveball looked like a good way to mix up velocities, but he seemed erratic with it. Lastly, Gentry tried some changeups, but he slowed his delivery to throw it, which must have tipped off even the worst hitters. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider, curve, changeup (1969 WS Game 3)

Eddie Watt, RHP, reliever

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Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

Watt threw a sinking fastball and a tight slider. He worked with a compact delivery and often released his pitches from a low 3/4 arm slot. Eddie churned out quality seasons as a late-inning reliever for the Orioles. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider (1969 WS Games 4 and 5)

Dave Leonhard, RHP, reliever

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Baltimore Orioles

Leonhard had an average fastball that was very hittable. He did mix in lots of tight sliders and slow curves, which helped him keep hitters off-balance. I noticed him throw a changeup as well, but he didn't go to it often. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider, curve, changeup (1969 WS Game 3)

Mike Cuellar, LHP, starter

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Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Redlegs, St.Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels

Cuellar threw tons of quality innings during his career. The Cuban owned a good changeup and curveball, two pitches that kept hitters off balance. His fastball was straight but his command and pitch mixture made him tough to hit. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, changeup, curve (1969 WS Game 4)

Don Carman, LHP, starter

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Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers

Carman relied on his slider to get outs. It was a sharp pitch that he would use to either side of the plate against any hitter, routinely backdooring RHs with it. He threw a straight changeup that he appeared to have difficult commanding. Carman's fastball looked fairly straight for a lefty. 10/23/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider, changeup, curve (09/22/08)

Greg Maddux, RHP, starter

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Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Maddux used just three pitches the majority of the time; fastball, changeup, and cutter. His fastball got tons of sink and tailing action towards his armside. He had great command of the pitch and consistently painted corners with it, inside and outside. Off of his fastball he used his dropping changeup. The changeup seemed to get some natural cut, not necessarily tailing like the fastball. However, during his dominant years, his changeup got excellent running and sinking action, and none of the 'cut' that his later changeups got. He used the changeup against both LHs and RHs throughout his career. The cutter was primarily used inside to LHs. The pitch didn't move a ton, but it was enough to throw off a batter looking for the tailing fastball, inducing a weak infield out. In his 1996 WS Game 6 start, Maddux threw a bunch of standard sliders, a pitch that looked to be his worst offering. I'm willing to bet he used the slider most often in these younger years, because that pitch was all but shelved in his final few seasons. Lastly, Maddux also threw a very slow curveball, averaging about one per start. 4/1/09 CSJ

*fastball(84-90), changeup(79-82), cutter(83-86), curve(74-75), slider(79-82)

Ron Darling, RHP, starter

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New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Oakland A's

Darling was smart with his fastballs. He threw a running 2-seamer when he needed a groundball and a straight 4-seamer when he was looking for a K. Ronnie mixed in a good curveball and a split-finger pitch for his change of pace. He said he could never master a standard changeup grip, and used a split-finger grip to throw his offspeed pitch. He would routinely throw his splitter against both LHs and RHs. Darling had an exceptionally quick pickoff move and won a gold glove in 1989. 10/23/08 CSJ

*fastball, splitter, curve (09/22/88)

Kent Tekulve, RHP, closer

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Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds

Tekulve is famous for his sidewinding delivery and saving three games in the 1979 World Series. He slung a sinking fastball and sweeping slider. Both pitches moved well and were difficult to hit squarely. He also owned some sweet eyeglasses. 10/23/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider (09/22/88)

Mike Mussina, RHP, starter

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Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees

Mussina ended his career with a fastball that touched 88mph, but got significant movement due to his varied arm angles. In his early years, he threw mostly 4-seamers, but could consistently hit the low-mid 90s. His signature pitch was a good knuckle-curveball. He mixed his arm angles with this pitch too, dropping down to throw it practically sidearm. Moose didn't stop there though, he'd try anything to get an out. He had a little slider which he started relying on more on more, especially inside on LHs. Then he mixed in some straight changes that were really slow. At different times, Mike tried mixing in split-finger pitches, but that pitch never stuck in his repertoire for very long. Mussina had great command of all his pitches and that was likely his best asset. 3/11/09 CSJ

*fastball(82-90), slider(78-85), curve(61-78), change(65-71), splitter

John Wetteland, RHP, closer

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Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers

Wetteland was a hard thrower who used his rising fastball and two different breaking pitches to rack up 330 Major League saves. His fastball was dominant at times, getting tons of swings and misses up in the zone. John would follow his fastball with a tight downward breaking slider that was tough to lay off. He also showed a hard, 12-6 style curveball to mix up his breaking pitches. Wetteland was a starting pitcher in the minor leagues, and continued to use his full repertoire as a closer. 4/1/09 CSJ

*fastball, slider, curve (1996 WS Game 6)

Jimmy Key, LHP, starter

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Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles

Jimmy Key was a crafty lefty that had the ability to sneak a good fastball by hitters. He consistently pounded the outside corner to both RHs and LHs with a tailing 2-seamer. Once ahead in the count against RHs, Key would turn to his sinking changeup or sweeping curveball. Against LHs, Key preferred throwing a tight slider that broke away and off the plate. He commanded all his pitches well, but didn't miss many bats. He relied on his movement and change of speeds to get batters out. Occasionally, he could bring a 4-seam fastball up in the zone to get a K. 4/1/09 CSJ

*fastball (2-seam and 4-seam), changeup, curve, slider (1996 WS Game 6)

Steve Bedrosian, RHP, closer

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Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins

Bedrosian had some successful seasons in the '80s as a closer. He had a good fastball and coupled it with a hard, downward breaking slider. Bedrosian lucked out in 1987, when no NL pitcher had a dominant season, and he stole a Cy Young award. 10/23/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider (09/22/88)

Dick Hall, RHP, reliever

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Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies

Hall had one of the strangest deliveries I've ever seen. He was listed at 6'6", but he finished his windup by crowching down into a 'drop and drive' position, only to lower his arm and throw from a low 3/4 angle, and sometimes fully sidearm. He threw a running fastball and a tight slider out of that arm slot. Hall also showed the ability to get on top of some pitches, throwing a curveball and 4-seamer. Basically, the guy looked like a mess out there, but actually had good command. 10/22/08 CSJ

*fastball, slider, curve (1969 WS Game 4)

Ramiro Mendoza, RHP, reliever/starter

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New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox

Mendoza put together a 10-year career by using an excellent sinking fastball and soft changeup. Mendoza owned a soft curveball that had a tendency to get banged around. Mendoza was a versatile pitcher, throwing long relief, spot starting, and setting up for the Yankees from 1996-2002. 4/1/09 CSJ

*fastball, changeup, curve


 


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