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  This is Part 2 of my series on creating the greatest team ever in professional baseball history.  Part 2 will be about the team's starting rotation.  Once again feel free to comment and speak your mind! enjoy!

Starting Rotation-

#1 Starter

Walter Johnson, RH, Washington Senators, He is 2nd all time in career wins with 417, 1st all time in career shutouts with 110, and 9th alltime in career strikeouts with 3,509.  He won 2 MVPs (1913,'24) and once pitched 56 consecutive scoreless innings.  His career record is 417-279 with a 2.17 ERA and 3509 k's.  Was known to have thrown over 100 mph while piching sidearm. Inaugural Hall of Famer. 

#2 Starter

Warren Spahn, LH, Boston/Milwaukee Braves, He is 6th on the all time career wins list with 363 but is #1 all time left handed winner.  He made 14 All Star games, won 4 Sporting news Pitcher of the Year awards (1953,'57,'58,'61), 1 Cy Young award (1957), 3 ERA titles, and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1961. His career record is 365-245 with a 3.09 ERA and 2583 K's. Hall of Famer.  

#3 Starter

 Roger Clemens, RH, New York Yankees,  He is 8th on the all time career wins list with 351 and 2nd on the alltime career strikeouts list with 4,641. He has won 7 Cy Young awards (1986,'87, '91, '97, '98, and 2001 in the AL and the NL award in 2004), an MVP, the Pitching Triple Crown twice, and has been named to 11 All star teams.  His career record is 351-182 with a 3.11 ERA and 4641 K's.  He continues to play for the New York Yankees.

#4 Starter

 Bob Gibson, RH, St. Louis Cardinals, He was a fierce competitor who hated to lose and was known to throw at hitters. He won Gold Gloves each year from 1965-1973, two Cy Young awards (1968,'70), one NL MVP in 1968, 2 World Series MVPs in 1964 and '67, and made 8 All Star games. He holds 9 Cardinals career records and 4 single season records. His 1.12 ERA in 1968 is the second best all time and best in the live ball era. His career record was 251-174 with a 2.91 ERA and 3,117 K's. Hall of Famer.   

#5 Starter

Christy Mathewson, RH, New York Giants, He is 3rd all time in career wins with 373, 8th all time in career ERA with 2.13, 3rd all time in career shut outs with 79, and 5th all time in career WHIP with 1.059. Won 20 games or more 13 times, won 30 games or more 4 times. He also won the Pitchers Triple Crown twice in 1905 and '08. He had a great Fastball and his "out pitch" was his Screwball. Inaugural Hall of Famer.

The Rest of the series-  Part 3: The Bench on Saturday-Part 4: The Bullpen on Sunday-Part 5: Coaching Staff and wrap up on Monday.

 

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