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List of the most famous starting pitchers, with pictures of the players when available. This list of greatest starting pitchers is listed by popularity, so the most recognizable starting pitchers are at the top of the list. People often debate over who the best starting pitcher of all time is, so use this list to see who you might want to put in the running for that title. The historic starting pitchers below may be currently active, while others have long retired from the game. Some of these players may be utility players, meaning they didn't always play starting pitcher during their time in the MLB.

List items include Randy Johnson, CC Sabathia and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best starting pitchers of all time?" and "Who are the greatest MLB starting pitchers?"

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Randy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Randy Johnson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
CC Sabathia Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Matt Cain Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Matt Harvey Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Jim Palmer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
R. A. Dickey Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Bob Feller Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Curt Schilling Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jered Weaver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Jered Weaver Starting pitcher

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John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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David Cone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

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Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Chris Carpenter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Clay Buchholz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Clay Buchholz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mat Latos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Mat Latos Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Tommy John is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Tommy John Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Dan Haren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Dan Haren Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Phil Niekro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Phil Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Tim Hudson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Tim Hudson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Johnny Cueto Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Kyle Lohse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Kyle Lohse Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Robin Roberts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Robin Roberts Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Ryan Vogelsong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Ryan Vogelsong Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Jake Peavy Starting pitcher

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Aníbal Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Aníbal Sánchez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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A. J. Burnett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
A. J. Burnett Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mark Buehrle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers
Mark Buehrle Starting pitcher, Pitcher