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)