Is There a Comparable to Howe in Any Other Sport?
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11-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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Ryan's peak greatness is debatable.
He wasn't a Cy Young award level generally, but then he did throw more no-hitters than anyone
Where he definitely falls short is the "all-around" department. He wasn't even an above average fielder or hitter. He could throw that speedball by ya, make you look like a fool and that's it. It would be like calling Manute Bol a great all-around player.
See that's the thing. The no-hitters are nice, but really it's a just a handful of games in the regular season. There are better pitchers that never threw one. It's like saying a hockey player "wasn't generally at Hart Trophy level, but had more 5-goal games than anybody".
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