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List Rules Please vote for the players only on the strength of their curveball and not other pitches

Who are the greatest curveball pitchers of all time? The best MLB curveball pitchers are often, not surprisingly, also some of the greatest baseball players of all time, too. The curveball pitchers listed here were incredible talents on the mound, pitching curve balls that were nearly impossible to hit. Who do you believe is the best ever? Vote for your favorites, vote down any pitchers that you don't think had a "nasty" curveball and certainly re-rank this list in any order you like.

Any list of the greatest curveball pitchers should include legendary pitchers like Sandy Koufax and certainly Bert Blyleven. With thousands of strikeouts between them, these two had some seriously devastating curveballs. Their breaking pitches fooled some of the best hitters in MLB history, and they pitched for some of the best baseball teams ever, throwing the best curveball in the game.

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Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

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Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Tom Seaver Pitcher

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Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

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Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Steve Carlton Pitcher

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Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Roy Halladay Pitcher

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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

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Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Don Drysdale Pitcher

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Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

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Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Greg Maddux Pitcher

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Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

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Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Don Sutton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Don Sutton Pitcher

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Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Orel Hershiser Pitcher

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Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Roy Oswalt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Satchel Paige Pitcher

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Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jim Palmer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

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Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Bob Feller Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Luis Tiant Pitcher

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Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Frank Tanana Pitcher

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Dennis Martínez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

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Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Chris Carpenter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Corey Kluber Pitcher

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Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jon Lester Pitcher

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Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

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John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

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Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

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Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jim Perry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Juan Marichal Pitcher

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Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Brad Lidge Pitcher

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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

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Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Gio Gonzalez Pitcher

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Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Zack Greinke Pitcher

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Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

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Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jim Bunning Pitcher