The Greatest Pitchers of All Time Baseball Players
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The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up and add all of the very best MLB pitchers of all time.

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 1887

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    1867

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    most listed 1947

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    added by Redtom100 1910

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    added by SeanKaufman Ron Guidry

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    added by Redtom100 1920

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    added by gordonjg1656 1944

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jschro1861 1955

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1869

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    often listed & added by RichardBeecher 1957

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    often listed & added by azazelbadazz Cliff Lee

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    ranked low on reranks & added by GeoffZimmermann 1966

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Purple Panther 1946

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    added by Purple Panther 1946

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    added by Purple Panther 1939

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