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Cliff Lee Could Make the Phillies Rotation Historic

Cliff Lee has signed with the Phillies! Cliff Lee Has Signed with the Phillies?
What about the Rangers? What about the Yankees?
With a suprise move Cliff Lee is going back to Philadelphia to chase a World Series and not the money. The contract a 5 year $120 Million dollars was considerably less than the Rangers and Yankees offers leaving millions on the table!

Wow! The Phillies have four aces on the mound! Could this be the best four man rotation in the history of baseball? Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels seem tough!

Let's look into some of the top four man rotations in history!
  1. 1906 - Chicago White Sox: Frank Owen, Nick Altrock, Doc White and Ed Walsh
  2. 1910 - Oakland Athletics: Jack Combs, Chief Bender, Eddie Plank and Cy Morgan
  3. 1916 - Boston Red Sox: Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore, Carl Mays and Dutch Leonard
  4. 1927 - New York Yankees: Waite Hoyt, Urban Shocker, Herb Pennock and Dutch Reuther
  5. 1954 - Cleveland Indians: Bob Feller, Early Wynn, Bob Lemon and Mike Garcia
  6. 1966 - Los Angeles Dodgers: Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Don Sutton and Claude Osteen
  7. 1971 - Baltimore Orioles: Dave NcNally, Pat Dobson, Jim Palmer and Mike Cuellar
  8. 1972 - Oakland Athletics: Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Ken Holtzman, Blue Moon Odom and Vida Blue
  9. 1997 - Atlanta Braves: Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and Steve Avery
  10. 2010 - San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Johnathan Sanchez.


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