Some modern Baseball pitcher thinks he could strike out Babe Ruth every time.


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    BattleGroundUte
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    @battlegroundute

    I have to say I  believe him. Ok let’s ignore Ruth’s batting average, mound difference in height, and field difference. Just focus on one giant detail that this pitcher may be missing. Anyone know?  

    Babe Ruth is dead yeah been dead for years. Pretty sure I could strike him out over his grave to. 

  • #84203
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    Staples
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    @staples

    I’d probably walk him on a 3-2 count.

    • #84247
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      Anonymous

      You really think you could get two past him?

  • #84204
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    Puget Ute
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    @pugetute

    Babe Ruth still has one of the fastest documented reaction times ever measured.  The science was new at the time, but the data was repeated and compared against modern athletes over the last 100+ years.  It is possible that pitcher could strike out Babe (BR also struck out more than nearly every player), but I sincerely doubt he could  consistently strike out The Bambino in his prime.

    A better question for this pitcher is how he would hold up if he pitched 35 complete games (Babe pitched in 41 games that season), as Babe did for the Red Sox in 1917?  Would he win 24 games in that kind of a season?  Could he hold up if he pitched 330+ innings per year?  Could he pitch back-to-back days?

    And finally, does he think he could break Babe’s AL record of shutouts in the postseason (a record Babe still holds)?

    • #84206
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      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      Yeah I mean ignore the data. He dead just bones. Muscle is necessary to swing a bat. So he is correct. 

      But yeah I know the hypothetical silly things. Ruth hit an unbelievable average and had so many home runs in a pitching era. The mound height is something I think most modern pitchers wouldn’t be able to compete with.  He also was a flipping drunk and was amazing. It really shows how uneducated this pitcher is whose name I won’t even remember. 

      • #84212

        Chidojuan
        Ute Fan
        @chidojuan

        Quora is a lot of fun for hypothetical contests. Ali vs. Tyson, Bruce Lee vs. Brock Lesnar, Tolkien vs. Martin, etc. I get a kick out of reading the reasoning.

        • #84214

          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          I want a hypothetical of a SEAL team 6 Sniper vs a Spartan Warrior. I wonder who would win…

          Oh the answer is around 2600 ft per second would win.

          • #84215
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            Chidojuan
            Ute Fan
            @chidojuan

            Spartan’s got my vote unless the SEAL had a gun.

            • #84217
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              BattleGroundUte
              Ute Fan
              @battlegroundute

              I would hope a Sniper would have a gun. 

              • #84236
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                Chidojuan
                Ute Fan
                @chidojuan

                Just realized I needed to expand your comment. Derp.

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