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Last Updated: May 11, 2020

The Top Ten Greatest MLB Starting Pitchers of All Time

10.) Bob Gibson

  • Bob Gibson played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975.
  • 2 Time World Series Champion (1964, 1967)
  • National League MVP (1968)

9.) Greg Maddux

  • Gregg Maddux played for the Chicago Cubs, the Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the San Diego Padres.
  • World Series Champion (1995)
  • 4 Time National League Cy Young Award Winner (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)

8.) Roger Clemens

  • Roger Clemens played for the Boston Red Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees, and the Houston Astros.
  • 2 Time World Series Champion (1999, 2000)
  • 7 Time American League Cy Young Award Winner (1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004)

7.) Nolan Ryan

  • Nolan Ryan played for the New York Mets, the California Angels, the Houston Astros, and the Texas Rangers.
  • World Series Champion (1969)
  • 2 Time National League ERA Leader (1981, 1987)

6.) Sandy Koufax

  • Sandy Koufax played for the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966.
  • National League MVP (1963)
  • 2 Time World Series MVP (1963, 1965)

5.) Pedro Martinez

  • Pedro Martinez played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Montreal Expos, the Boston Red Sox, the New York Mets, and the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • World Series Champion (2004)
  • 3 Time Cy Young Award Winner (1997, 1999, 2000)

4.) Cy Young

  • Cy Young played for the Cleveland Spiders, the St. Louis Perfectos / Cardinals, the Boston Americans / Red Sox, the Cleveland Naps, and the Boston Rustlers.
  • World Series Champion (1903)
  • Hold the MLB Record for Most Career Wins (511)

3.) Randy Johnson

  • Randy Johnson played for the Montreal Expos, the Seattle Mariners, the Houston Astros, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the New York Yankees, and the San Francisco Giants.
  • World Series Champion (2001)
  • World Series MVP (2001)

2.) Walter Johnson

  • Walter Johnson played for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927.
  • World Series Champion (1924)
  • 2 Time American League MVP (1913, 1924)

1.) Christy Mathewson

  • Christy Mathewson played for the New York Giants, and the Cincinnati Reds.
  • 2 Time World Series Champion (1905, 1921)
  • Pitched 2 No Hitters

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