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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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336 51
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Sandy Koufax Pitcher

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2
216 62
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
172 31
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
129 65
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
60 18
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tom Seaver Pitcher

6
84 35
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

7
53 16
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Pedro Martínez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
77 36
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

9
72 33
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Bootsdad added Steve Carlton Pitcher

10
67 30
Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
SteveFrediani added Roy Halladay Pitcher

11
59 37
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

12
66 30
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
CliffShaw added Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
49 18
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Greg Maddux Pitcher

14
49 31
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Jerry Koosman Pitcher

15
34 9
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Satchel Paige Pitcher

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50 34
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
58 43
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

18
31 8
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
30 8
Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Orel Hershiser Pitcher

20
47 22
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
ByronWarfield added Tom Glavine Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
26 6
Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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24 8
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Roy Oswalt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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24 8
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Jim Palmer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
31 14
Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Paul Nyhart added Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
21 6
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Christy Mathewson Pitcher

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35 18
Don Sutton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
SteveFrediani added Don Sutton Pitcher

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25 11
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Mike Mussina Pitcher

28
18 5
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
franklinwojciechszczesny added Corey Kluber Pitcher

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21 8
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Bob Feller Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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22 9
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Catfish Hunter Pitcher

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22 9
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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17 6
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Frank Tanana Pitcher

33
20 9
Luis Tiant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Luis Tiant Pitcher

34
18 8
Chris Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Chris Carpenter Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
16 7
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Gio Gonzalez Pitcher

36
17 8
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Juan Marichal Pitcher

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19 10
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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15 7
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Jon Lester Pitcher

39
16 8
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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17 9
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Zack Greinke Pitcher

41
17 9
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
18 10
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

43
29 21
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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15 8
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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11 5
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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12 6
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dazzy Vance Pitcher

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12 6
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Jim Perry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
15 9
Dennis Martínez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dennis Martínez Pitcher

49
20 26
Sal Maglie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Sal Maglie Pitcher

50
17 12
Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Brad Lidge Pitcher