Who would Phillies alums want to start World Series finale?

Who would Phillies alums want to start World Series finale?

We asked our Alumni the following question: "If you were the manager, what pitcher, past or present, would you pick to start the last game of the World Series?"

Larry Andersen
John Smoltz

Larry Bowa
Steve Carlton

John Briggs
Sandy Koufax

Marty Bystrom
Tough choice between Lefty (Carlton) and Doc (Roy) Halladay. I have to go with Lefty.

Don Carman
Myself, because that would be a great thing to do. My other choice, Sandy Koufax, would be too old if the series was played today.

Doug Clemens
Bob Gibson -- a great competitor as a pitcher, hitter and fielder.

John Denny
Steve Carlton (past) and Clayton Kershaw (present)

Terry Francona
Curt Schilling

Gene Garber
Phil Niekro

Dallas Green
Steve Carlton from the left side; Robin Roberts from the right side

Terry Harmon

Ricky Jordan
Nolan Ryan

Jim Kaat
Justin Verlander

Mike Lieberthal
Roger Clemens

Pete Mackanin
Roy Halladay

Tim McCarver
Bob Gibson

Mickey Morandini
Curt Schilling

Jamie Moyer
Steve Carlton

Dan Plesac
Greg Maddux

Ron Reed
Bob Gibson, a very slight edge over Lefty.

Dick Ruthven
Steve Carlton

Ryne Sandberg
Bob Gibson, because I'd know he'd pitch inside.

Mike Schmidt
Steve Carlton -- impervious to pressure.

Bobby Shantz
Bob Lemon

Kevin Stocker
Out of the pitchers I played with: Schilling. Pitchers played against: Pedro Martinez. Overall pitchers: Nolan Ryan.

Tony Taylor
Justin Verlander

Kent Tekulve

Jim Thome
Bob Gibson

Milt Thompson
Bob Gibson

Del Unser
Steve Carlton

Eric Valent
Curt Schilling, a force on the hill for two World Series champions.

Bobby Wine
Sandy Koufax. I was the last out in one of his no-hitters.

Larry Shenk is the vice president of alumni relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.