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The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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Who are the greatest pitchers of all time? Trying to decide who is the absolute greatest MLB pitcher ever is challenging, to say the least, but it can be done, right here. This list includes some of the best Major League Baseball players of all time, but it is by no means complete. Add anyone you think is missing, vote for your favorites and of course, rerank this list in any order you choose.

Each of the excellent baseball pitchers on this list can, arguably, be called the "best." Some were known for their incredible fastballs, others, including Sandy Koufax and Bert Blyleven, are known for being some of the greatest curveball pitchers of all time. These are the pitchers who managed, with sheer skill, to outwit and beat some of the best hitters in baseball history, too.

If you're interested in some modern-era baseball phenoms, check out this list of the best current MLB pitchers, and vote for the current players you think deserve the top spots.

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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Walter Johnson

    1887 More
    100
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    1935 More
    97
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    1867 More
    97
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    1935 More
    92
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    Greg Maddux

    1966 More
    90
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tom Seaver

    1944 More
    90
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    Christy Mathewson

    1880 More
    90
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    1947 More
    90
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    Randy Johnson

    1963 More
    86
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    Warren Spahn

    1921 More
    85
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    Bob Feller

    1918 More
    83
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    1944 More
    80
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    1971 More
    78
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    Grover Cleveland Alexander

    1887 More
    78
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    1900 More
    75
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    Satchel Paige

    1906 More
    73
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    Roger Clemens

    1962 More
    68
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    Juan Marichal

    1937 More
    66
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    Mariano Rivera

    1969 More
    66
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    Jim Palmer

    1945 More
    64
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    Dizzy Dean

    1910 More
    62
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    Whitey Ford

    1928 More
    61
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    Carl Hubbell

    1903 More
    58
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    Mordecai Brown

    1876 More
    56
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    Tom Glavine

    1966 More
    53
    added by: toycannon18
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    Don Drysdale

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    51
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    Don Sutton

    1945 More
    46
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    Eddie Plank

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    46
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    Orel Hershiser

    1958 More
    46
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    1920 More
    43
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    Denny McLain

    1944 More
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    Bert Blyleven

    1951 More
    42
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    1881 More
    41
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Early Wynn

    1920 More
    41
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    Kid Nichols

    1869 More
    38
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    Trevor Hoffman

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    36
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    Gaylord Perry

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    36
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    1960 More
    35
    added by: zxray
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    Ron Guidry

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    1988 More
    35
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    1955 More
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    1977 More
    34
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    1889 More
    34
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    Cliff Lee

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