The 100 Greatest Pitchers of All-Time

THE PITCHERS

Walter Johnson

1907—1927
HALL OF FAME

1

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 2nd
LONG PEAK ... 1st
SHORT PEAK ... 1st
PRIME ... 1st

Greg Maddux

1986—2008
HALL OF FAME

2

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 7th
LONG PEAK ... 8th
SHORT PEAK ... 4th
PRIME ... 8th

Tom Seaver

1967—1986
HALL OF FAME

3

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 6th
LONG PEAK ... 12th
SHORT PEAK ... 17th
PRIME ... 16th

Randy Johnson

1988—2009
HALL OF FAME

4

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 9th
LONG PEAK ... 6th
SHORT PEAK ... 11th
PRIME ... 9th

Lefty Grove

1925—1941
HALL OF FAME

5

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 5th
LONG PEAK ... 5th
SHORT PEAK ... 6th
PRIME ... 6th

Bob Feller

1936—1956
HALL OF FAME

6

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 13th
LONG PEAK ... 3rd
SHORT PEAK ... 12th
PRIME ... 3rd

Pete Alexander

1911—1930
HALL OF FAME

7

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 4th
LONG PEAK ... 4th
SHORT PEAK ... 3rd
PRIME ... 5th

Roger Clemens

1984—2007

8

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 3rd
LONG PEAK ... 11th
SHORT PEAK ... 21st
PRIME ... 15th

Pedro Martinez

1992—2009
HALL OF FAME

9

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 20th
LONG PEAK ... 10th
SHORT PEAK ... 9th
PRIME ... 12th

Bob Gibson

1959—1975
HALL OF FAME

10

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 17th
LONG PEAK ... 13th
SHORT PEAK ... 8th
PRIME ... 14th

Cy Young

1890—1911
HALL OF FAME

11

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 1st
LONG PEAK ...2nd
SHORT PEAK ... 2nd
PRIME ... 2nd

Phil Niekro

1964—1987
HALL OF FAME

12

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 12th
LONG PEAK ... 15th
SHORT PEAK ... 26th
PRIME ... 20th

Bert Blyleven

1970—1992
HALL OF FAME

13

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 11th
LONG PEAK ... 16th
SHORT PEAK ... 30th
PRIME ... 33rd

Warren Spahn

1942, 1946—1965
HALL OF FAME

14

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 8th
LONG PEAK ... 29th
SHORT PEAK ... 29th
PRIME ... 37th

Steve Carlton

1965—1988
HALL OF FAME

15

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 14th
LONG PEAK ... 14th
SHORT PEAK ... 7th
PRIME ... 46th

Robin Roberts

1948—1966
HALL OF FAME

16

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 19th
LONG PEAK ... 18th
SHORT PEAK ... 25th
PRIME ... 13th

Christy Mathewson

1900—1916
HALL OF FAME

17

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 10th
LONG PEAK ... 7th
SHORT PEAK ... 10th
PRIME ... 7th

Curt Schilling

1988—2007

18

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 24th
LONG PEAK ... 27th
SHORT PEAK ... 33rd
PRIME ... 28th

Mike Mussina

1991—2008
HALL OF FAME

19

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 18th
LONG PEAK ... 35th
SHORT PEAK ... 43rd
PRIME ... 75th

Fergie Jenkins

1965—1983
HALL OF FAME

20

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 21st
LONG PEAK ... 26th
SHORT PEAK ... 35th
PRIME ... 27th

Clayton Kershaw

2008—

21↑

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 31st
LONG PEAK ... 36th
SHORT PEAK ... 50th
PRIME ... 29th

Justin Verlander

2005—

22↑

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 27th
LONG PEAK ... 51st
SHORT PEAK ... 39th
PRIME ... 52nd

Nolan Ryan

1966—1993
HALL OF FAME

23

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 22nd
LONG PEAK ... 45th
SHORT PEAK ... 58th
PRIME ... 84th

Roy Halladay

1998—2013
HALL OF FAME

24

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 41st
LONG PEAK ... 22nd
SHORT PEAK ... 34th
PRIME ... 38th

Zack Greinke

2004—

25↑

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 26th
LONG PEAK ... 46th
SHORT PEAK ... 36th
PRIME ... 92nd

Max Scherzer

2008—

26↑

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 48th
LONG PEAK ... 38th
SHORT PEAK ... 53rd
PRIME ... 34th

Tom Glavine

1987—2008
HALL OF FAME

27

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 23rd
LONG PEAK ... 94th
SHORT PEAK ... NR
PRIME ... NR

David Cone

1986—2003

28

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 36th
LONG PEAK ... 33rd
SHORT PEAK ... 37th
PRIME ... 54th

Juan Marichal

1960—1975
HALL OF FAME

29

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 45th
LONG PEAK ... 28th
SHORT PEAK ... 24th
PRIME ... 23rd

Gaylord Perry

1962—1983
HALL OF FAME

30

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 16th
LONG PEAK ... 17th
SHORT PEAK ... 23rd
PRIME ... 24th

Sandy Koufax

1955—1966
HALL OF FAME

31

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... NR
LONG PEAK ... 30th
SHORT PEAK ... 16th
PRIME ... 18th

Jim Palmer

1965—1984
HALL OF FAME

32

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 32nd
LONG PEAK ... 39th
SHORT PEAK ... 56th
PRIME ... 56th

Carl Hubbell

1928—1943
HALL OF FAME

33

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 28th
LONG PEAK ... 44th
SHORT PEAK ... 32nd
PRIME ... 22nd

Ed Walsh

1904—1917
HALL OF FAME

34

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 38th
LONG PEAK ... 9th
SHORT PEAK ... 5th
PRIME ... 4th

Stan Coveleski

1916—1928
HALL OF FAME

35

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 53rd
LONG PEAK ... 19th
SHORT PEAK ... 28th
PRIME ... 19th

John Smoltz

1988—2009
HALL OF FAME

36

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 29th
LONG PEAK ... 92nd
SHORT PEAK ... NR
PRIME ... NR

Rube Waddell

1897—1910
HALL OF FAME

37

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 65th
LONG PEAK ... 24th
SHORT PEAK ... 15th
PRIME ... 11th

Luis Tiant

1964—1982

38

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 37th
LONG PEAK ... 47th
SHORT PEAK ... 54th
PRIME ... 76th

CC Sabathia

2001—2019

39

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 46th
LONG PEAK ... 73rd
SHORT PEAK ... NR
PRIME ... 58th

Johan Santana

2000—2012

40

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 91st
LONG PEAK ... 48th
SHORT PEAK ... 44th
PRIME ... 32nd

Eddie Plank

1901—1917
HALL OF FAME

41

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 15th
LONG PEAK ... 32nd
SHORT PEAK ... 52nd
PRIME ... 40th

Don Drysdale

1956—1969
HALL OF FAME

42

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 35th
LONG PEAK ... 52nd
SHORT PEAK ... 80th
PRIME ... 64th

Dazzy Vance

1915—1935
HALL OF FAME

43

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 54th
LONG PEAK ... 23rd
SHORT PEAK ... 19th
PRIME ... 26th

Jim Bunning

1955—1971
HALL OF FAME

44

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 57th
LONG PEAK ... 34th
SHORT PEAK ... 38th
PRIME ... 47th

Vic Willis

1898—1910
HALL OF FAME

45

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 42nd
LONG PEAK ... 21st
SHORT PEAK ... 22nd
PRIME ... 25th

Hal Newhouser

1939—1955
HALL OF FAME

46

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 44th
LONG PEAK ... 25th
SHORT PEAK ... 18th
PRIME ... 17th

Dennis Eckersley

1975—1998
HALL OF FAME

47

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 47th
LONG PEAK ... 82nd
SHORT PEAK ... 100th
PRIME ... 79th

Iron Joe McGinnity

1899—1908
HALL OF FAME

48

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 39th
LONG PEAK ... 20th
SHORT PEAK ... 13th
PRIME ... 10th

Bret Saberhagen

1984—2001

49

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 49th
LONG PEAK ... 43rd
SHORT PEAK ... 31st
PRIME ... 57th

Kevin Brown

1986—2005

50

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 58th
LONG PEAK ... 61st
SHORT PEAK ... 82nd
PRIME ... 25th

Dave Stieb

1979—1993, 1998

51

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 61st
LONG PEAK ... 40th
SHORT PEAK ... 57th
PRIME ... 30th

Wes Ferrell

1927—1941

52

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 52nd
LONG PEAK ... 41st
SHORT PEAK ... 47th
PRIME ... 61st

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