Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All TimeSelecting the top 10 starting pitchers is not as difficult as one might think,...after #10 it becomes desperate work, as Bill James used to say. A word on the selection criteria before we get started.
A starter is any pitcher who started at least 50 percent of the games in which they appeared during his career.
The Top Ten
I'm a huge Nolan Ryan fan, but Walter Johnson was the best.V 1 Comment
The award for the best pitcher is called the "Cy Young Award" for a reason.
He got an award named after him he was so good
Set the standard for longevity and excellence in the closing years of the 19th century into the 'modern' era of the new century.V 1 Comment
One of the truly great ones,... his deteriorating health shortened his career and eventually took his life way too soon
Far and a way the best pitcher of his era,.. if he lasted a little longer,... he would be at the top of this list
The reason he's all bloody in that picture is because he was hit by a line drive. He just calmly picked the ball up for the out. When he faced the same batter later in the game, he struck him out with four very determined fastballs (his fastballs were consistently above 100 mph). - eventer51314
Way overrated at #3
Great player should be 1
He won 363 games and was the best lefty pitcher ever
He was absolutely beast mode. I consider him the best lefty of all time
He should be number 1 or 2
Very goodV 3 Comments
He could throw fire
A record very similar to Johnson's,... not quite as dominate in relation to his peers as Walter was in his time.
He was universally recognized as the greatest pitcher of his time.
He pitched 4 No Hitters
HE SHOULD BE 1.
A throwback to the power pitcher in the mold of the 'Big Train'
Nope you guys lie lie lie lie lie lie lie.
He was the 2nd best Giants pitcher of all time
He was spectacular and he had double wins than losses
He dominated and won with teams.V 1 Comment
Was a sensation in his early career,... the bottle eventually removed his effectiveness in later yearsV 1 Comment
In spite of a late start and having to pitch in a pitcher's era,... he was able to carve out a remarkable career
There are many knocking at the door to get in,... however I would argue that none can match the performance recorded by these folks,
No words can describe how good he was
Son was a sensation even in his early years he deserves to be higherV 1 Comment
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2. Cy Young
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2. Cy Young
3. Nolan Ryan