- Carl Hubbell (1928-1943)
Wins Above Replacement: 67.8
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Carl Hubbell has been the best left-handed pitcher in Giants history and it is not even close, according to WAR. The Hall of Famer’s best season came in 1936, when he had an incredible9.6 WAR, the highest of anyone on this list. In 1936 Hubbell went 26-6 with a 2.31 ERA in 304 IP, and only gave up seven home runs, all while walking only 57 batters. I do not know what is more impressive, the numbers of innings he pitched, or the amount of home runs he gave up in those innings. He also made the all-star team that year and won the MVP award.
Overall, in 16 seasons with the Giants, Hubbell went 253-154 and played his entire career as a Giant. The Hall of Famer had a 2.98 ERA, made the all-star team nine times, and won the MVP twice. He also finished in the top-ten for MVP voting five years in a row, from 1933-1937. Hubbell also won a World Series ring in 1933.
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