San Francisco Giants all-time rotation: Which five starting pitchers make the cut?

By Carlos Murillo
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Carl Hubbell

I follow up my left handed pitcher with another left hander pitcher because left hands!

Carl Hubbell could be thrown into any situation at any time and he would just do his thing.

Another postseason star, Hubbell pitched four complete games in six World Series starts with an ERA of 1.77. A Champion in the 1933 Fall Classic, one of his complete games was an 11 inning performance in which he didn’t allow an earned run.

A 9x All-Star, one of the most impressive performances was Hubbell’s 1934 All-Star Game outing. He struck out five consecutive batters. And well, they were some darn good batters. He punched out Babe Ruth, Lou Gherig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin. Hall of Famers who didn’t even put the ball in play.

Hubbell, a 2x MVP, could just flat out pitch. A career ERA of 2.98 and a WHIP of 1.166 solidified Hubbell’s Hall of Fame career and spot in this rotation. He had five seasons winning over 20 games and finished with a total of 253 wins. Hubbell’s left handed screwball would surely be effective in this rotation.