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The 10 Most Valuable College Football Teams

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Wall Street Journal

SCHOOL TEAM VALUE
1. Texas Longhorns $875M
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish $811.5M
3. Michigan Wolverines $685.5M
4. Ohio State Buckeyes $674.8M
5. Florida Gators $660.8M
6. Oklahoma Sooners $655.2M
7. Alabama Crimson Tide $640.1M
8. Georgia Bulldogs $581.8M
9. Auburn Tigers $537.6M
10. LSU Tigers $529.8M

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Richest.com

SCHOOL TEAM VALUE
1. Texas Longhorns $163.3M
2. Ohio State Buckeyes $142M
3. Michigan Wolverines $140.1M
4. Alabama Crimson Tide $125M
5. Florida Gators $120M
6. Texas A&M Aggies $119.7M
7. LSU Tigers $114.7M
8. Penn State Nittany Lions $108M
9. Oklahoma Sooners $106.5M
10. Auburn Tigers $106M

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Forbes

SCHOOL TEAM VALUE
1. Texas Longhorns $139M
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish $117M
3. Alabama Crimson Tide $110M
4. LSU Tigers $105M
5. Michigan Wolverines $104M
6. Florida Gators $94M
7. Oklahoma Sooners $92M
8. Georgia Bulldogs $91M
9. Ohio State Buckeyes $83M
10. Nebraska Cornhuskers $80M

 

MLB: Strikeout-to-Walk Ratios of the Top 20 Strikeout Pitchers of All Time

Curt Schilling And Pedro Martinez Are The Two Best Control-Strikeout Pitchers Of All Time

Curt Schilling And Pedro Martinez Are The Two Best Control-Strikeout Pitchers Of All Time

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day dug some for another statistical indicator of career strikeout dominance – this time hand-in-hand with control. In other words, which pitchers in history struck out the most batters (minimum 1,000 K’s) while also walking the fewest. They’re the top 20 hurlers with the best strikeout-walk (K-BB) ratios.

But of the greatest strikeout pitchers (see the top 20 with the most strikeouts ever in the second list below), only three made that list. You see, the most dominant strikeout pitchers also, more often than not, walk a bunch of people, too.

Take the No. 1 strikeout pitcher, Nolan Ryan, a perfect example. Ryan struck out 5,714 batters – but also walked 2,795 (most ever, almost 1,000 more than the next guy).

Ryan has the second worst K-BB Ratio of the top 20, ahead of only knuckleballer Phil Niekro.

At the top, though, are those three pitchers alluded to above. Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez are the greatest control-strikeout pitchers the game has ever seen – both over 3,000 K’s and owning the two best K-BB ratios of all time. Mike Mussina is the third of the top 20 strikeout kings in terms of K-BB ratio (and 12th overall).

RANKING TOP 20 STRIKEOUT PITCHERS BY K-BB RATIO

  PITCHER K-BB RATIO STRIKEOUTS RANK STRIKEOUTS WALKS ARM CAREER SPAN
1. Curt Schilling 4.38 15. 3,116 711 R 1988-2007
2. Pedro Martinez 4.15 13. 3,154 760 R 1992-2009
3. Mike Mussina 3.58 19. 2,813 785 R 1991-2008
4. Greg Maddux 3.37 10. 3,371 999 R 1986-2008
5. Randy Johnson 3.26 2. 4,875 1,497 L 1988-2009
6. Fergie Jenkins 3.20 12. 3,192 997 R 1965-1983
7. John Smoltz 3.05 16. 3,084 1,010 R 1988-1999, 2001-2009
8. Roger Clemens 2.96 3. 4,672 1,580 R 1984-2007
9. Jim Bunning 2.86 17. 2,855 1,000 R 1955-1971
10. Bert Blyleven 2.80 5. 3,701 1,322 R 1970-1990, 1992
11. Don Sutton 2.66 7. 3,574 1,343 R 1966-1988
12. Tom Seaver 2.62 6. 3,640 1,390 R 1967-1986
13. Mickey Lolich 2.58 18. 2,832 1,099 L 1963-1976, 1978, 1979
14. Walter Johnson 2.57 9. 3,509 1,363 R 1907-1927
15. Gaylord Perry 2.56 8. 3,534 1,379 R 1962-1983
16. Bob Gibson 2.33 14. 3,117 1,336 R 1959-1975
17. Cy Young* 2.30 20. 2,803 1,217 R 1890-1911
18. Steve Carlton 2.26 4. 4,136 1,833 L 1965-1988
19. Frank Tanana 2.21 21. 2,773 1,255 L 1973-1993
20. Nolan Ryan 2.04 1. 5,714 2,795 R 1966, 1968-1993
21. Phil Niekro 1.85 11. 3,342 1,809 R 1964-1987

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TOP 20 PITCHERS WITH THE MOST STRIKEOUTS

  PITCHER K-WALKS RATIO STRIKEOUTS WALKS ARM CAREER SPAN
1. Nolan Ryan 2.04 5,714 2,795 R 1966, 1968-1993
2. Randy Johnson 3.26 4,875 1,497 L 1988-2009
3. Roger Clemens 2.96 4,672 1,580 R 1984-2007
4. Steve Carlton 2.26 4,136 1,833 L 1965-1988
5. Bert Blyleven 2.80 3,701 1,322 R 1970-1990, 1992
6. Tom Seaver 2.62 3,640 1,390 R 1967-1986
7. Don Sutton 2.66 3,574 1,343 R 1966-1988
8. Gaylord Perry 2.56 3,534 1,379 R 1962-1983
9. Walter Johnson 2.57 3,509 1,363 R 1907-1927
10. Greg Maddux 3.37 3,371 999 R 1986-2008
11. Phil Niekro 1.85 3,342 1,809 R 1964-1987
12. Fergie Jenkins 3.20 3,192 997 R 1965-1983
13. Pedro Martinez 4.15 3,154 760 R 1992-2009
14. Bob Gibson 2.33 3,117 1,336 R 1959-1975
15. Curt Schilling 4.38 3,116 711 R 1988-2007
16. John Smoltz 3.05 3,084 1,010 R 1988-1999, 2001-2009
17. Jim Bunning 2.86 2,855 1,000 R 1955-1971
18. Mickey Lolich 2.58 2,832 1,099 L 1963-1976, 1978, 1979
19. Mike Mussina 3.58 2,813 785 R 1991-2008
20. Cy Young* 2.30 2,803 1,217 R 1890-1911
21. Frank Tanana 2.21 2,773 1,255 L 1973-1993

* Cy Young is the only pre-1901 pitcher. I left him in and added a 21st pitcher to cover the all-time list and also the current era (1901-present) of the unification of the National and American Leagues into Major League Baseball.

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Major League Baseball’s All-Time Non-Steroids, Non-PEDs Career Home Run Leaders

ALL-TIME HOME RUN LEADERS (400 OR MORE HR)

PLAYER HOME RUNS CAREER SPAN BATS
1. Barry Bonds 762 1986-2007 L
2. Hank Aaron 755 1954-1976 R
3. Babe Ruth 714 1914-1935 L
4. Willie Mays 660 1951, 1952, 1954-1973 R
5. Alex Rodriguez 654 1994-2013 R
6. Ken Griffey 630 1989-2010 L
7. Jim Thome 612 1991-2012 L
8. Sammy Sosa 609 1989-2005, 2007 R
9. Frank Robinson 586 1956-1976 R
10. Mark McGwire 583 1986-2001 R
11. Harmon Killebrew 573 1954-1975 R
12. Rafael Palmeiro 569 1986-2005 L
13. Reggie Jackson 563 1967-1987 L
14. Manny Ramirez 555 1993-2011 R
15. Mike Schmidt 548 1972-1989 R
16. Mickey Mantle 536 1951-1968 B
17. Jimmie Foxx 534 1925-1942, 1944, 1945 R
18. Willie McCovey 521 1959-1980 L
18. Frank Thomas 521 1990-2008 R
18. Ted Williams 521 1939-1942, 1946-1950 L
21. Albert Pujols 515 2001-Present R
22. Ernie Banks 512 1953-1971 R
22. Eddie Mathews 512 1952-1968 L
24. Mel Ott 511 1926-1947 L
25. Gary Sheffield 509 1988-2009 R
26. Eddie Murray 504 1977-1997 B
27. Lou Gehrig 493 1923-1939 L
27. Fred McGriff 493 1986-2004 L
29. Stan Musial 475 1941-1944, 1946-1963 L
29. Willie Stargell 475 1962-1982 L
31. Carlos Delgado 473 1993-2009 L
32. Chipper Jones 468 1993, 1995-2012 B
33. Dave Winfield 465 1973-1998, 1990-1995 R
34. Jose Canseco 462 1985-2001 R
35. David Ortiz 461 1997-Present L
36. Adam Dunn 459 2001-Present L
37. Carl Yastrzemski 452 1961-1983 L
38. Jeff Bagwell 449 1991-2005 R
38. Vladimir Guerrero 449 1996-2011 R
40. Dave Kingman 442 1971-1986 R
41. Jason Giambi 440 1995-Present L
42. Paul Konerko 439 1997-Present R
43. Andre Dawson 438 1976-1996 R
44. Juan Gonzalez 434 1989-2005 R
44. Andruw Jones 434 1996-2012 R
46. Cal Ripken 431 1981-2001 R
47. Mike Piazza 427 1992-2007 R
48. Billy Williams 426 1959-1976 L
49. Darrell Evans 414 1969-1989 L
50. Alfonso Soriano 412 1999-2014 R
51. Duke Snider 407 1947-1964 L

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ALL-TIME HOME RUN LEADERS (MINUS LINKED TO STEROIDS)

PLAYER HOME RUNS CAREER SPAN OFFICIAL RANK BATS
1. Hank Aaron 755 1954-1976 2. R
2. Babe Ruth 714 1914-1935 3. L
3. Willie Mays 660 1951, 1952, 1954-1973 4. R
4. Ken Griffey 630 1989-2010 6. L
5. Jim Thome 612 1991-2012 7. L
6. Frank Robinson 586 1956-1976 9. R
7. Harmon Killebrew 573 1954-1975 11. R
8. Reggie Jackson 563 1967-1987 13. L
9. Mike Schmidt 548 1972-1989 15. R
10. Mickey Mantle 536 1951-1968 16. B
11. Jimmie Foxx 534 1925-1942, 1944, 1945 17. R
12. Willie McCovey 521 1959-1980 18. L
12. Frank Thomas 521 1990-2008 18. R
12. Ted Williams 521 1939-1942, 1946-1950 18. L
15. Albert Pujols 515 2001-Present 21. R
16. Ernie Banks 512 1953-1971 22. R
16. Eddie Mathews 512 1952-1968 22. L
18. Mel Ott 511 1926-1947 24. L
19. Eddie Murray 504 1977-1997 26. B
20. Lou Gehrig 493 1923-1939 27. L
20. Fred McGriff 493 1986-2004 27. L
22. Stan Musial 475 1941-1944, 1946-1963 29. L
22. Willie Stargell 475 1962-1982 29. L
24. Carlos Delgado 473 1993-2009 31. L
25. Chipper Jones 468 1993, 1995-2012 32. B
26. Dave Winfield 465 1973-1998, 1990-1995 33. R
27. Adam Dunn 459 2001-Present 36. L
28. Carl Yastrzemski 452 1961-1983 37. L
29. Vladimir Guerrero 449 1996-2011 38. R
30. Dave Kingman 442 1971-1986 40. R
31. Paul Konerko 439 1997-Present 42. R
32. Andre Dawson 438 1976-1996 43. R
33. Andruw Jones 434 1996-2012 44. R
34. Cal Ripken 431 1981-2001 46. R
35. Billy Williams 426 1959-1976 48. L
36. Darrell Evans 414 1969-1989 49. L
37. Alfonso Soriano 412 1999-2014 50. R
38. Duke Snider 407 1947-1964 51. L

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ALL-TIME HOME RUN LEADERS (MINUS ALL STEROID-ERA PLAYERS)

PLAYER HOME RUNS CAREER SPAN OFFICIAL RANK BATS
1. Hank Aaron 755 1954-1976 2. R
2. Babe Ruth 714 1914-1935 3. L
3. Willie Mays 660 1951, 1952, 1954-1973 4. R
4. Frank Robinson 586 1956-1976 9. R
5. Harmon Killebrew 573 1954-1975 11. R
6. Reggie Jackson 563 1967-1987 13. L
7. Mike Schmidt 548 1972-1989 15. R
8. Mickey Mantle 536 1951-1968 16. B
9. Jimmie Foxx 534 1925-1942, 1944, 1945 17. R
10. Willie McCovey 521 1959-1980 18. L
10. Ted Williams 521 1939-1942, 1946-1950 18. L
12. Ernie Banks 512 1953-1971 22. R
12. Eddie Mathews 512 1952-1968 22. L
14. Mel Ott 511 1926-1947 24. L
15. Eddie Murray 504 1977-1997 26. B
16. Lou Gehrig 493 1923-1939 27. L
17. Stan Musial 475 1941-1944, 1946-1963 29. L
17. Willie Stargell 475 1962-1982 29. L
19. Dave Winfield 465 1973-1998, 1990-1995 33. R
20. Carl Yastrzemski 452 1961-1983 37. L
21. Dave Kingman 442 1971-1986 40. R
22. Andre Dawson 438 1976-1996 43. R
23. Cal Ripken 431 1981-2001 46. R
24. Billy Williams 426 1959-1976 48. L
25. Darrell Evans 414 1969-1989 49. L
26. Duke Snider 407 1947-1964 51. L

 

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