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The interleague play records are pretty even until 2005. The AL was dominated by the Yankees in the late 90s who, while great, were also boosted by the fact that the competition was relatively weak.
Pedro Martinez was the best I've ever seen. This guy could literally locate an 11-5 curve where he wanted. It was freaky. His location was as good as Greg Maddux or at least close to it.
At one point Pedro had the best fastball, change and curve in the game and it wasn't close. It was just ridiculous watching it.
It really speaks of the intelligence of PSD that Koufax and Ryan are winning this by a good amount.
Koufax is spelled wrong.
Also one could consider breaking it into two polls split around 1925, and allowing more than one vote - say 3 per poll for top 3 pitchers.
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Also I think allowing for users to pick their top 3 picks would give a more realistic curve.
Now if Koufax and Ryan finish in the top 3, then yes, you are right, the people voting collectively are voting based on reputation.
1.Sandy Koufax (on peak value alone)
5.Nolan Ryan (on longevity alone)
Other better pitcher threw more innings than Ryan. A good twenty pitchers who threw less IP than Ryan were easily better, even in less innings.