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01-25-2013, 02:56 PM
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Hubbell is another of those perennially underrated types. To my knowledge he is one of only two pitchers ever to win at least two MVP awards, a feat that even guys with tremendously brief but heightened peaks such as Sandy Koufax, and another hurler whose name I will not mention in the interest of fairness and adherence to our rules, failed to achieve. But you rarely hear him mentioned with the all-time greats unless on an expanded list despite the fact that his body of work is as impressive as anyone's. Strikeouts were also extremely depressed during the offence-happy 1930s and his career 130 ERA+ matches up well against almost any other historical starting pitcher.
253 wins after the age of 25, a relatively late start for an all-time great, and a .622 career winning percentage are also strong elements in Hubbell's favour.
Truth be told, I didn't fully understand how good Hubbell was until I researched him for this pick.
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