Best Athletes The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time  

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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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581 105
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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2
245 45
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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3
394 261
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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4
204 133
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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5
53 22
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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6
358 256
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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7
52 24
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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8
141 98
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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9
59 32
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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10
127 88
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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11
51 26
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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12
50 26
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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13
45 22
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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14
46 23
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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15
43 21
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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16
75 48
Tom Glavine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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17
119 85
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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18
101 70
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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19
127 92
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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20
56 33
Don Sutton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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21
57 34
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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22
127 95
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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23
109 80
Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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24
91 81
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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25
54 33
Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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