Pedro Martinez

Pedro MartinezYou could make a convincing argument that Pedro Martinez at his peak was the best pitcher in the history of baseball. Here are his numbers for his best seven-year stretch compared to some of the other most popular candidates for that title:

NAME YRS W-L PCT ERA+ QS% SHO K9 BB9
Pedro Martinez 1997-2003 118-36 .766 213 77.0 11 11.3 2.0
Roger Clemens 1986-1992 136-63 .683 160 72.0 32 8.4 2.4
Greg Maddux 1992-1998 127-53 .706 190 81.0 19 6.9 1.4
Randy Johnson 1996-2002 125-42 .749 175 75.0 19 12.3 2.8
Tom Seaver 1969-1975 136-71 .657 146 75.0 27 8.1 2.5
Sandy Koufax 1960-1966 137-60 .695 147 74.0 37 9.5 2.5
Bob Feller 1939-1945 107-51 .677 146 71.0 25 7.5 4.1
Lefty Grove 1926-1932 161-59 .732 164 67.0 18 6.0 2.5
Walter Johnson 1912-1918 195-99 .663 182 84.0 53 5.7 1.7

Pitchers who won 100 games in the AL and NL

Al Orth … (104 in AL, 100 in NL)
Cy Young … (221 in AL, 290 in NL)
Jim Bunning … (118 in AL, 106 in NL)
Fergie Jenkins … (115 in AL, 169 in NL)
Gaylord Perry … (139 in AL, 175 in NL)
Dennis Martinez … (141 in AL, 104 in NL)
Nolan Ryan … (189 in AL, 135 in NL)
Kevin Brown … (102 in AL, 109 in NL)
Randy Johnson … (164 in AL, 139 in NL)
Pedro Martinez … (117 in AL, 102 in NL)