Whether due to being incapacitated by the lingering stench of the Mets’ late-season collapse, blinded by the aura of Johan Santana as it radiated from Wednesday’s press conference, or simply agog at tales of cockfighing aces, I somehow neglected to include the Pedro Martinez-Tom Glavine tandem in today’s piece. Their five Cys (three for Martinez, two for Glavine) tie them with Martinez-Santana for fourth place on the very short list of multi-Cy Young-winning teammates, and their 101.9 combined WARP peaks (53.2 for Pedro, 48.7 for Tommy) places them 32nd, behind the Tom Seaver-Nolan Ryan Mets duo but ahead of the new duo and the Brooklyn/St. Louis pairing of Dazzy Vance and Burleigh Grimes.
That’s 33rd, not 30th, because at least three other omissions have come to my attention; them’s the breaks for trying to compile this by hand. Tying with Roger Clemens-Mariano Rivera for 18th at 107.6 is another duo connected to the 1954-1955 Indians: Hal Newhouser (66.2) and Mike Garcia (41.4). Clemens and Roy Oswalt (44.1) come in at 105.9, tying for 25th with Juan Marichal-Gaylord Perry. Placing 28th at 105.2 is the Greg Maddux-Carlos Zambrano pair from the 2004-2006 Cubs (63.6 for Maddux, 41.6 for the Big Z; thanks to reader Rob Hickey for pointing that one out). Are there more? Let me know and I’ll update as needed. And no, I’m not counting Marichal-Martinez, no matter what the headlines say.
Also, for those who are curious, the Don Drysdale-Sandy Koufax tandem missed the list at 98.8 (49.5 and 49.3, respectively). They weren’t even the top near-miss; Gaylord Perry-Bert Blyleven (101.3), Phil Niekro-Tom Glavine (100.7) and Rube Waddell-Eddie Plank (99.5) all outrank them.