ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS
A+ fastball and curveball. Tough competitor who hated to lose. Won nine ERA titles, seven K titles.
At his peak as good as any pitcher ever. Best post-season performer in history of the game.
Won over 400 games for mediocre teams mostly. Fastest thrower of his era by wide margin.
Missed four years to WWII, yet still posted eye-popping numbers, three no-hitters.
Best pitcher prior to Johnson, had famous fadeaway (screwball), great control.
Career value nudges him ahead of Koufax.
For 5-6 years was as good as any hurler in history. Tossed four no-hitters.
Best pitcher of the steroid era; dominated with fastball and control.
Not far behind the three directly above him. Heavy fastball.
Hard-living, hard-throwing, excellent control and durability.
Greatest left-hander since Carlton; a delivery much like Grove.
Underrated, he had excellent SO/BB ratio, ERA.
Smart pitcher, softest tosser on list next to Knucksie.
Amazing career that didn't really get rolling until he was in early 30s.
Hard to rate him against the rest because he pitched much of his career when the game was quite different. Still, he was the hardest thrower of his era and a fine pitcher.
Ranks very well among the greats; was hard thrower; had spitter, control.
Ranks where he would fit in had he not suddenly turned his career around in his mid-to-late 30s in Toronto and New York using "something" other than natural ability. A great pitcher before that, though.
Kept runners off base, threw hard, won games year after year.
Best pitcher in AL before Johnson; threw hard and kept runs off the board.
Brilliant on the mound using all his weapons: knuckler, fastball, change.