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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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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
215 59
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
167 30
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
128 64
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Dwight Gooden Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
83 32
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Nolan Ryan Pitcher

6
59 17
Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tom Seaver Pitcher

7
52 14
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
72 32
Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Bootsdad added Steve Carlton Pitcher

9
66 29
Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
CliffShaw added Barry Zito Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
74 35
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
muzziac added Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

11
49 17
Greg Maddux is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Greg Maddux Pitcher

12
58 36
Mordecai Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mordecai Brown Pitcher

13
66 30
Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
SteveFrediani added Roy Halladay 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
50 34
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Mike Cuellar Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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16
58 43
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

17
31 8
Warren Spahn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Warren Spahn Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
32 9
Satchel Paige is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Satchel Paige 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
mike-page added Don Drysdale Pitcher

22
24 8
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Jim Palmer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
24 8
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Roy Oswalt 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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18 5
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
franklinwojciechszczesny added Corey Kluber Pitcher

28
22 9
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Catfish Hunter Pitcher

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24 11
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Mike Mussina Pitcher

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20 8
Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Bob Feller Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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21 9
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Whitey Ford Pitcher

32
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
16 8
Juan Marichal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Juan Marichal Pitcher

37
16 8
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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18 10
John Smoltz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added John Smoltz Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
18 10
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Cliff Lee Starting pitcher

40
29 21
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mickzellar added Mickey Lolich Pitcher

41
14 7
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Jon Lester Pitcher

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11 5
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Dave McNally Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
12 6
Dazzy Vance is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
mike-page added Jim Perry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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14 8
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Tim Lincecum Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
15 9
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
15 9
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Zack Greinke Pitcher

48
20 26
Sal Maglie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
Sal Maglie Pitcher

49
17 12
Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Brad Lidge Pitcher

50
9 4
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time
slaft added Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher