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The Oakland Big Three: The Best Young Trio Ever In Baseball

I still wonder to this day what Billy Beane was thinking when he let these three guys get split up, they were the most dominating force in baseball to this day. 

Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson, the most dominating pitchers Oakland has ever seen since Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, and Blue Moon Odom. 

Barry Zito, who debuted in 2000, was not a guy known for throwing hard, but he was known for his wicked 12-to-6 curveball that could even fool the best hitters in baseball. 

Zito who went 7-and-4 with a 2.72 ERA as a rookie, really wanted to show what he could do so next year he went 17-and-8 with 3.49 ERA and 205 Ks. He really surprised everybody the next year, winning the Cy Young Award, winning 23 games and only losing five wi...

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