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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30186116 More of the best ever More+of+the+best+ever MLB

Do you agree with this list or was your favorite pitcher snubbed? Whether you want to heap praise or sound off, make your opinion known. Visit FOX Sports Ohio for more Best of All-Time lists and discussion.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30170712 1. Cy Young 1.+Cy+Young MLB

When you have baseball’s most prestigious award named after you, what does that say? And when you won 511 games, nearly 100 more than the next-best guy, what does that say? 749 complete games. 7,354 innings pitched. Twenty wins or more 15 times. First pitcher named to the Hall of Fame. Who’s next?

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30173453 2. Walter Johnson 2.+Walter+Johnson MLB

The Big Train’s fastball was the most feared weapon in baseball in the 1910s and 1920s, even without a radar gun. His 417 wins are second only to Cy Young and he led the league in strikeouts 12 times, amassing 3,509 whiffs. His 110 shutouts are the most in history and he won 20 or more games for 10 straight years in the 1910s.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30173475 3. Nolan Ryan 3.+Nolan+Ryan MLB

The Ryan Express put fear in hitters’ eyes for 27 years over four decades. While he was throwing a record seven no-hitters (three more than anybody in history) and recording 5,714 strikeouts (839 more than runner-up Randy Johnson), Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson said, “Everybody loves ice cream, but nobody likes it stuffed down your throat by the gallons. That was Nolan Ryan’s fastball.” He was still throwing hard at age 46 while winning the strikeout title 11 times. Incredibly, though, he never won a Cy Young award.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30176027 4. Christy Mathewson 4.+Christy+Mathewson MLB

Whether he went by Big Six or Matty, hitters knew they were in for long days when Mathewson pitched, winning 30 or more games four times, including a 37-11 record with a 1.43 ERA in 1908. He won 373 games and his career ERA was 2.13.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30176028 5. Bob Gibson 5.+Bob+Gibson MLB

The scowl from Gibby was almost as intimidating as his close-shave fastballs. His 1.12 ERA in 1968 encouraged baseball to lower to mound to give pitchers less leverage. He pitched 13 shutouts that year and struck out 17 in Game 1 of the World Series. He won two Cy Youngs and was on nine All-Star teams. He was even awarded the MVP in 1968, the last National League pitcher to win the award.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30170715 6. Bob Feller 6.+Bob+Feller MLB

Some say Rapid Robert threw harder than any pitcher in history, a fastball complemented by a devastating curve that enabled him to throw two no-hitters (the only Opening Day no-hitter in history) and 12 one-hitters. He never pitched in the minors, beginning his 18-year career with the Indians at age 17, becoming the first pitcher to win 20 games before he was 21. Scout Cy Slapnicka signed him for $1 and an autographed baseball.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30172018 7. Sandy Koufax 7.+Sandy+Koufax MLB

He had an incredible six-year run before arthritis ended his career when he was only 30. Still, in that time, he amassed 2,396 strikeouts, seventh in history at the time. He was the first to pitch four no-hitters, one of them baseball’s eighth-ever perfect game. He won the Cy Young three times (1963, '65, '66), the first player to do so. One of the first Jewish stars, Koufax backed his strong beliefs by deciding not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30175118 8. Warren Spahn 8.+Warren+Spahn MLB

He was known as “Hooks,” not for his big-breaking curveball, but for his prominent hooked nose that was broken by a baseball. He pitched for 21 years and won 363 games, sixth of all-time. He appeared in 14 All-Star Games, most for any pitcher in the 20th century. He also threw two no-hitters. Spahn and Johnny Sain inspired a poem entitled “Spahn and Sain and Two Days of Rain” when they combined to go 8-0 the last 12 days of the 1948 season to clinch the National League pennant for the Boston Braves.
 

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30173454 9. Randy Johnson 9.+Randy+Johnson MLB

The Big Unit, all 6-foot-10 of him, convinced me when I saw him strike out 20 Reds in a 10-inning game with his 100 mile-an-hour fastballs and hard-biting sliders. He won the Cy Young five times and struck out 4,875 batters, an all-time best for a lefthander. His 10.75 strikeouts per nine innings is the best of all-time. Johnson won 303 games, throwing two no-hitters, one a perfect game.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30173455 10. Tom Seaver 10.+Tom+Seaver MLB

Tom Terrific was totally terrific and was rewarded by getting the highest vote total of any Hall of Famer, named on 98.8 percent of the ballots. He was Rookie of the Year in 1967 when he won 16 times and pitched 18 complete games for the 10th-place Mets. He won 311 in his career with 231 complete games and 61 shutouts, winning three Cy Youngs. Ironically, he never pitched a no-hitter during his long years with the Mets, pitching his only no-no for the Cincinnati Reds.

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MLB 49 1580 Best starting pitchers ever 30173476 Get something started Get+something+started MLB

Any baseball aficionado worth a used rosin sack knows the game begins with starting pitching — and ends with it, too. Picking the best from the thousands and thousands who've thrown fastballs, sliders, curves, changeups, screwballs, sinkers and spitballs is a massive chore and made more difficult by different eras and different styles of play. How do you do it? Pick and duck.

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