We recently witnessed a great performance by Madison Bumgarner pitching the San Francisco Giants to a World Series title. Many in the media say it was the greatest performance ever.
It was great for the moment, but let us not forget the three wins by Mickey Lolich for the Detroit Tigers in 1968 -- three complete games, and at the plate he had three hits, including a home run. Or in 1957, Lew Burdette with the Milwaukee Braves had three complete-game wins with an earned run average of 0.67.
Overshadowing all, and just as important for the era, was Christy Mathewson pitching three shutouts with an ERA of zero to beat the Philadelphia Athletics for the world title in 1905.
Let's not get completely carried away by stating "the greatest ever" when history indicates otherwise.
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Congratulations to the Giants for winning the title in a wonderful 2014 World Series. It truly was memorable.
Hilton Head Island