Baseball 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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511 90
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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2
152 26
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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3
339 182
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
308 172
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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5
170 122
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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6
46 27
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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7
35 18
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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8
105 79
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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9
28 12
Frank Tanana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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10
36 19
Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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11
84 77
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

12
86 63
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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13
116 90
Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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14
62 43
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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15
105 81
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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16
97 74
Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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17
37 21
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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18
46 29
Don Sutton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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19
46 29
Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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20
78 75
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Pitcher

21
186 186
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

22
49 32
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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23
41 25
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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24
114 90
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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25
106 83
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
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