ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS

The Top 100 Pitchers of All-Time

Rankings

#1.  Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson

1907-1927         Primary Team: Washington Senators          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
505.4
165.6
83.1
40.0
124.4
11.0
7.9
302
142

#2.  Lefty Grove

Lefty Grove

1925-1941         Primary Team: Philadelphia Athletics          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
402.0
103.6
66.5
30.8
85.1
26.0
5.3
300
148

#3.  Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver

1967-1986         Primary Team: New York Mets          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
398.8
110.5
56.7
28.8
83.6
17.0
4.6
311
127

#4.  Pete Alexander

Pete Alexander

1911-1930         Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
391.3
120.0
67.2
33.6
93.6
17.0
5.3
326
136

#5.  Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens

1984-2007         Primary Team: Boston Red Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
391.2
140.3
65.7
31.9
103.0
33.0
5.7
354
143

#6.  Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux

1986-2008         Primary Team: Atlanta Braves          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
389.6
106.9
55.5
27.4
81.2
20.0
4.3
355
132

#7.  Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson

1988-2009         Primary Team: Seattle Mariners          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
383.3
102.1
63.3
30.1
82.7
10.0
4.9
303
135

#8.  Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson

1959-1975         Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
357.5
89.9
55.9
30.5
72.9
19.0
4.6
251
127

#9.  Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson

1900-1916         Primary Team: New York Giants          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
353.6
101.7
63.4
30.2
82.6
36.0
4.2
373
136

#10.  Warren Spahn

Warren Spahn

1942-1965         Primary Team: Milwaukee Braves          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
346.9
100.2
49.7
26.2
75.0
12.0
3.8
363
119

#11.  Bob Feller

Bob Feller

1936-1956         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
343.2
63.6
51.8
29.2
57.7
4.0
3.3
266
122

#12.  Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro

1964-1987         Primary Team: Atlanta Braves          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
341.9
96.6
53.6
26.7
75.1
0.0
3.6
318
115

#13.  Steve Carlton

Steve Carlton

1965-1988         Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
340.7
90.4
51.6
29.2
71.0
15.0
3.5
329
115

#14.  Bert Blyleven

Bert Blyleven

1970-1992         Primary Team: Minnesota Twins          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
339.7
95.3
50.7
25.0
73.0
8.0
3.8
287
118

#15.  Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

1992-2009         Primary Team: Boston Red Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
327.9
84.0
59.1
30.4
71.6
6.0
5.9
219
154

#16.  Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

1948-1966         Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
319.2
86.1
53.0
27.1
69.6
7.0
3.7
286
113

#17.  Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling

1988-2007         Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
316.6
79.9
49.8
25.4
64.9
23.0
4.9
216
127

#18.  Fergie Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins

1965-1983         Primary Team: Chicago Cubs          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
306.5
84.9
50.1
25.3
67.5
0.0
3.8
284
115

#19.  Mike Mussina

Mike Mussina

1991-2008         Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
303.7
83.0
44.5
21.9
63.8
13.0
4.7
270
123

#20.  Tom Glavine

Tom Glavine

1987-2008         Primary Team: Atlanta Braves          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
297.7
81.5
36.6
18.6
59.1
25.0
3.7
305
118

#21.  Eddie Plank

Eddie Plank

1901-1917         Primary Team: Philadelphia Athletics          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
293.3
89.9
48.2
22.8
69.1
25.0
4.0
122

#22.  Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan

1966-1993         Primary Team: California Angels          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
286.6
81.8
43.4
21.8
62.6
1.0
3.0
324
112

#23.  Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry

1962-1983         Primary Team: San Francisco Giants          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
285.9
91.0
53.2
27.5
72.1
0.0
3.4
314
117

#24.  Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer

1965-1984         Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
278.6
69.4
47.0
22.6
58.2
19.0
3.5
268
125

#25.  John Smoltz

John Smoltz

1988-2009         Primary Team: Atlanta Braves          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
270.4
69.5
37.3
18.6
53.4
24.0
4.0
213
125

#26.  Don Drysdale

Don Drysdale

1956-1969         Primary Team: Los Angeles Dodgers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
265.0
67.2
42.1
21.0
54.7
17.0
3.9
209
121

#27.  Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell

1928-1943         Primary Team: New York Giants          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
264.3
67.5
45.6
25.6
56.6
22.0
3.8
253
130

#28.  Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay

1998-2013         Primary Team: Toronto Blue Jays          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
260.0
64.7
51.3
25.3
58.0
0.0
4.7
203
131

#29.  Hal Newhouser

Hal Newhouser

1939-1955         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
259.9
63.0
50.5
28.7
56.8
12.0
4.2
207
130

#30.  Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax

1955-1966         Primary Team: Los Angeles Dodgers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
259.6
49.0
48.7
29.1
48.9
31.0
4.2
165
131

#31.  Rick Reuschel

Rick Reuschel

1972-1991         Primary Team: Chicago Cubs          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
259.3
70.0
43.0
21.4
56.5
4.0
3.9
214
114

#32.  Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford

1950-1967         Primary Team: New York Yankees          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
259.0
57.3
33.3
17.1
45.3
42.0
3.6
236
133

#33.  Juan Marichal

Juan Marichal

1960-1975         Primary Team: San Francisco Giants          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
257.1
63.1
49.8
27.2
56.5
4.0
3.6
243
123

#34.  Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

1904-1917         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
255.0
65.5
59.9
32.4
62.7
5.0
4.4
145

#35.  Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant

1964-1982         Primary Team: Boston Red Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
254.7
66.7
44.7
22.8
55.7
3.0
3.8
229
114

#36.  Red Ruffing

Red Ruffing

1924-1947         Primary Team: New York Yankees          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
252.4
70.4
33.8
18.2
52.1
29.0
3.2
273
109

#37.  David Cone

David Cone

1986-2003         Primary Team: New York Mets          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
246.8
62.5
43.7
21.0
53.1
11.0
4.3
194
121

#38.  Don Sutton

Don Sutton

1966-1988         Primary Team: Los Angeles Dodgers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
245.0
67.4
34.5
18.3
51.0
12.0
2.6
324
108

#39.  Stan Coveleski

Stan Coveleski

1916-1928         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
244.3
60.2
52.9
26.5
56.6
15.0
3.9
213
128

#40.  Bret Saberhagen

Bret Saberhagen

1984-2001         Primary Team: Kansas City Royals          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
242.0
59.2
43.1
25.0
51.2
7.0
4.6
167
126

#41.  Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

2005-2017         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
240.2
56.6
43.6
22.8
50.1
13.0
4.4
188
124

#42.  Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

2008-2017         Primary Team: Los Angeles Dodgers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
239.5
59.4
46.7
22.9
53.1
5.0
6.1
144
161

#43.  Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

1955-1971         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
239.4
59.4
47.9
24.8
53.7
0.0
3.2
224
115

#44.  Dennis Eckersley

Dennis Eckersley

1975-1998         Primary Team: Boston Red Sox, Oakland A's          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
238.7
63.0
38.3
19.9
50.7
8.0
3.8
197
116

#45.  Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

2004-2017         Primary Team: Kansas City Royals          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
236.9
60.7
42.7
25.4
51.7
0.0
4.9
172
123

#46.  CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia

2001-2017         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
234.6
61.5
39.7
20.6
50.6
6.0
3.7
237
117

#47.  Orel Hershiser

Orel Hershiser

1983-2000         Primary Team: Los Angeles Dodgers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
230.9
56.8
37.3
20.6
47.1
13.0
3.6
204
112

#48.  Ted Lyons

Ted Lyons

1923-1946         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
230.2
71.5
38.6
18.6
55.1
0.0
3.4
260
118

#49.  Iron Joe McGinnity

Iron Joe McGinnity

1899-1908         Primary Team: New York Giants          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
229.8
57.7
51.9
30.0
54.8
12.0
3.4
246
120

#50.  Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera

1995-2013         Primary Team: New York Yankees          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
228.7
57.1
28.7
13.5
42.9
29.0
3.3
82
205

#51.  Tommy John

Tommy John

1963-1989         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
228.5
62.0
34.4
16.6
48.2
11.0
2.6
288
111

#52.  Dazzy Vance

Dazzy Vance

1915-1935         Primary Team: Brooklyn Dodgers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
228.4
59.9
51.2
28.3
55.6
1.0
4.0
197
125

#53.  Vic Willis

Vic Willis

1898-1910         Primary Team: Boston Braves          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
228.0
63.5
51.5
27.7
57.5
5.0
3.2
249
117

#54.  Red Faber

Red Faber

1914-1933         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
227.8
64.8
41.5
26.7
53.2
2.0
3.2
254
119

#55.  Dave Stieb

Dave Stieb

1979-1998         Primary Team: Toronto Blue Jays          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
227.1
57.2
44.7
22.6
51.0
0.0
4.0
176
122

#56.  Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood

1961-1978         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
226.9
52.2
47.2
29.9
49.7
0.0
3.9
164
114

#57.  Wes Ferrell

Wes Ferrell

1927-1941         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
226.1
61.6
46.2
23.3
53.9
0.0
4.7
193
116

#58.  Rube Waddell

Rube Waddell

1897-1910         Primary Team: Philadelphia Athletics          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
223.7
58.6
51.2
29.4
54.9
9.0
4.0
193
135

#59.  Chuck Finley

Chuck Finley

1986-2002         Primary Team: California Angels          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
223.0
58.4
39.7
22.0
49.1
0.0
3.7
200
115

#60.  Kevin Appier

Kevin Appier

1989-2004         Primary Team: Kansas City Royals          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
222.1
54.9
43.3
23.3
49.1
2.0
4.2
169
121

#61.  Eddie Cicotte

Eddie Cicotte

1905-1920         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
221.9
58.0
44.0
28.2
51.0
20.0
5.3
147
135

#62.  Frank Tanana

Frank Tanana

1973-1993         Primary Team: California Angels, Detroit Tigers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
221.8
57.9
38.4
23.2
48.2
0.0
2.8
240
106

#63.  Early Wynn

Early Wynn

1939-1963         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
220.8
61.3
35.0
19.3
48.2
8.0
2.7
300
107

#64.  Jerry Koosman

Jerry Koosman

1967-1985         Primary Team: New York Mets          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
220.4
53.9
37.9
19.4
45.9
11.0
2.8
222
110

#65.  Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

1999-2015         Primary Team: Oakland A's          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
220.1
58.7
37.5
20.1
48.1
2.0
3.8
222
120

#66.  Mordecai Brown

Mordecai Brown

1903-1916         Primary Team: Chicago Cubs          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
219.7
56.4
40.8
24.0
48.6
25.0
3.6
239
139

#67.  Mark Buehrle

Mark Buehrle

2000-2015         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
216.7
58.5
35.7
17.3
47.1
5.0
3.6
214
117

#68.  Bucky Walters

Bucky Walters

1934-1950         Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
214.9
54.2
37.5
21.2
45.9
14.0
3.5
198
116

#69.  Johan Santana

Johan Santana

2000-2012         Primary Team: Minnesota Twins          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
212.9
51.4
44.2
23.3
47.8
0.0
5.1
139
136

#70.  Urban Shocker

Urban Shocker

1916-1928         Primary Team: St. Louis Browns          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
212.8
58.7
42.7
21.5
50.7
7.0
4.4
187
124

#71.  Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels

2006-2017         Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
212.8
54.0
37.2
18.6
45.6
6.0
4.6
147
124

#72.  Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

1986-2005         Primary Team: Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
211.9
68.3
46.3
23.8
57.3
15.0
4.2
211
127

#73.  Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden

1984-2000         Primary Team: New York Mets          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
211.9
53.2
36.1
22.1
44.7
7.0
3.8
194
111

#74.  Ron Guidry

Ron Guidry

1975-1988         Primary Team: New York Yankees          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
209.8
48.1
38.0
21.4
43.1
17.0
4.0
170
119

#75.  Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt Wilhelm

1952-1972         Primary Team: New York Giants          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
207.7
47.3
28.1
15.2
37.7
3.0
3.0
143
147

#76.  Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce

1945-1964         Primary Team: Chicago White Sox          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
207.1
53.3
38.6
20.3
46.0
4.0
3.2
211
119

#77.  Mark Langston

Mark Langston

1984-1999         Primary Team: Seattle Mariners, California Angels          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
206.9
50.7
41.7
22.4
46.2
0.0
3.4
179
107

#78.  Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte

1995-2013         Primary Team: New York Yankees          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
205.0
60.8
34.9
20.8
47.9
30.0
3.7
256
117

#79.  Frank Viola

Frank Viola

1982-1996         Primary Team: Minnesota Twins          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
205.0
47.4
41.3
22.2
44.4
8.0
3.3
176
112

#80.  Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez

2005-2017         Primary Team: Seattle Mariners          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
203.0
52.2
38.1
19.9
45.2
0.0
4.2
160
125

#81.  Roy Oswalt

Roy Oswalt

2001-2013         Primary Team: Houston Astros          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
202.7
50.2
38.0
19.6
44.1
6.0
4.5
163
127

#82.  Mickey Lolich

Mickey Lolich

1963-1979         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
201.3
49.1
38.6
21.6
43.9
1.0
2.7
217
104

#83.  Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers

1989-2008         Primary Team: Texas Rangers          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
201.2
51.4
35.2
18.3
43.3
7.0
3.1
219
107

#84.  Burleigh Grimes

Burleigh Grimes

1916-1934         Primary Team: Brooklyn Dodgers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
200.1
53.0
37.0
20.1
45.0
14.0
2.5
270
108

#85.  Jim Kaat

Jim Kaat

1959-1983         Primary Team: Minnesota Twins          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
199.9
51.4
36.5
20.3
44.0
0.0
2.3
283
108

#86.  Jimmy Key

Jimmy Key

1984-1998         Primary Team: Toronto Blue Jays          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
199.5
49.6
36.9
18.7
43.3
7.0
3.8
186
122

#87.  Waite Hoyt

Waite Hoyt

1918-1938         Primary Team: New York Yankees          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
198.1
51.8
33.5
16.1
42.7
27.0
2.8
237
112

#88.  Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson

1955-1968         Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
197.5
52.2
35.1
18.5
43.7
0.0
3.2
194
113

#89.  Dizzy Dean

Dizzy Dean

1930-1947         Primary Team: St. Louis Cardinals          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
197.1
44.9
40.7
22.1
42.8
15.0
4.6
150
131

#90.  David Wells

David Wells

1987-2007         Primary Team: Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
196.4
53.6
30.8
14.1
42.2
7.0
3.1
239
108

#91.  Herb Pennock

Herb Pennock

1913-1934         Primary Team: New York Yankees          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
191.4
44.9
35.8
20.3
40.4
26.0
2.6
240
107

#92.  Bobo Newsom

Bobo Newsom

1929-1953         Primary Team: Washington Senators          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
195.9
48.1
38.4
21.8
43.3
10.0
2.6
211
107

#93.  Dizzy Trout

Dizzy Trout

1939-1957         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
195.4
50.6
35.7
22.2
43.2
3.0
3.7
170
124

#94.  Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

2008-2017         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
195.1
45.6
40.8
21.1
43.2
4.0
4.8
141
127

#95.  Vida Blue

Vida Blue

1969-1986         Primary Team: Oakland A's          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
194.5
45.5
38.7
22.5
42.1
5.0
2.7
209
108

#96.  Tommy Bridges

Tommy Bridges

1930-1946         Primary Team: Detroit Tigers          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
192.8
51.1
34.2
16.8
42.7
13.0
3.6
194
126

#97.  Dennis Martinez

Dennis Martinez

1976-1998         Primary Team: Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
192.7
49.3
34.0
16.2
41.7
8.0
2.5
245
106

#98.  Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

2002-2014         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
192.7
44.3
40.0
22.8
42.2
3.0
4.1
143
118

#99.  Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer

1986-2012         Primary Team: Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies          LH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
192.6
50.4
33.2
17.9
41.8
3.0
2.5
269
103

#100.  George Uhle

George Uhle

1919-1936         Primary Team: Cleveland Indians          RH

SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR3 JAWS CHWAR WAR/SN WINS ERA+
192.6
56.0
36.3
20.1
46.2
0.0
3.6
200
106

Uhle most likely discovered or invented a new pitch in the mid-1920s, which he called a slider. But he apparently held the baseball in a different manner than later practitioners of the slider.

"It just came to me all of a sudden, letting the ball go along my index finger and using my ring finger and pinky to give it just a little bit of a twist. It was a sailing fastball, and that's how come I named it the slider. The real slider is a sailing fastball. Now they call everything a slider, including a nickel curve," Uhle said.

Whatever the pitch was, Uhle deployed it to extend his career after suffering a serious arm injury. Prior to the arm problems, Uhle threw a good fastball and curveball, both of which he sent to home plate with a sidearm delivery. He was just 28 years old and had 127 victories before the injury, and the Indians dealt him to the Tigers after they saw he was damaged goods. But Uhle was smart and strong enough to survive for several more years, winning 73 games to finish with exactly 200 wins.

The pitchers who just missed the top 100: Jack Quinn (#101), Hall of Famers Bob Lemon (#102), Catfish Hunter (#103), and Lefty Gomez (#104), Eddie Rommel (#105), Babe Adams (#106), Don Newcombe (#107), Wilbur Cooper (#108), Sudden Sam McDowell (#109), and Carl Mays (#110). The next ten are Bob Shawkey (#), HOFers Jack Morris (#112) and Eppa Rixey (#113), Steve Rogers (#114), the underrated Brad Radke (#115), Hippo Vaughn (#116), Javier Vazquez (#117), Bob Welch (#118), Lon Warneke (#119), and the second Dutch Leonard (#120). Then it gets a little weird with Howie Pollet (#121), Jon Lester (#122), Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage (#123 and the third-ranked true reliever on our list), hot head Carlos Zambrano (#124), Jon Matlack (#125), Mel Harder (#126), Babe Ruth (#127), Harry Brecheen (#128), the often unappreciated Mel Stottlemyre (#129), and Bob Friend (#130).

Based solely on his pitching record with the Red Sox and only counting his accomplishments with the bat in the seasons when he pitched regularly, Babe Ruth does indeed rank 127th all-time among pitchers according to our rankings system. That's how damn good he was --- best player of all-time and 127th best pitcher ever.

If you're interested in where other Hall of Famers rank: the tragic Addie Joss comes in at #150; Jack Chesbro is #161; Rube Marquard is 185th (sandwiched between Jered Weaver and Bump Hadley, to give you a frame of reference); Jesse Haines, generally regarded as the weakest HOF starter, rates at #221; and the last two are relievers, Bruce Sutter is at #258 and Rollie Fingers is just behind him at #260. Incidentally: Dan Quisenberry (#257), Lee Smith (#259), and Trevor Hoffman (#261) are bunched in that same vicinity.