Baseball List of Famous Baseball Starting Pitchers

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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
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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