Twenty Greatest Pitchers of All Time?
Here is a list that I have compiled of the twenty greatest pitchers of all time, in no particular order…yet. I may do something else with this list, but for now I am just trying to get the [correct] twenty that should be considered. Open to suggestions, of course. Give me some names if you think I have overlooked any. And remember, I believe players of today are better than the players in 1900. So even though it is just a theory, it is a theory I agree with, for the most part. And I also believe that a great starter is more valuable than a great reliever, in most cases. So it will be strictly starters on this list. And single season greatness does not translate into this list either. It is not a list of the 20 best seasons. A pitcher like Denny Mcclain is not going to crack the top 10 simply because he won 31 games and had an ERA of 1.96 in a single season. And some current players will not be considered because they have not played enough to qualify. For Example: Johan Santana may end up being on this list, but if his career ended today than it would not be enough. And remember, I am not going to spend countless hours researching every players statisitics, so I may forget someone.
Okay, so I didn’t make it to twenty. I had too many roadblocks and it began to get very hard to choose between certain pitchers. So give me some suggestions. I may actually eliminate three pitchers and make this a top ten list.