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Top 5 MLB Starting Pitchers All Time

Top 5 MLB Starting Pitchers All Time

#5 Sandy Koufax

Credit: Spokesman-Review

• Wins: 165
• Losses: 87
• Innings Pitched: 2,324.1
• Strikeouts: 23241
• WHIP: 1,106
• ERA: 2.76
• Shut outs: 40

• Complete Games: 104
• Triple Crown: 3
• Cy Young awards: 3
• World Series MVP: 2
• League MVP: 1
• World Series championships: 3

Though Koufax's career was cut short due to injury, his impression on the game is indelible. Koufax was undeniably the sport's most dominant force during a four-year run with the Dodgers from 1963-1966.

 

#4 Greg Maddux

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• Wins: 355
• Losses: 227
• Innings Pitched: 
• Strikeouts: 3,371
• Shut outs: 35
• WHIP: 1.143
• ERA: 3.16

• Complete Games: 105
• All-Star appearances: 8
• Gold Gloves: 18
• Cy Young awards: 4
• League MVP: 0
• World Series championships: 1

It didn't matter what pitch Maddux threw, batters couldn't touch it. Maddux is the central reason the Braves were so feared throughout the 90s.

 

#3 Bob Gibson

Credit: Walter Iooss Jr. via Sports Illustrated

• Wins: 251
• Losses: 174
• Innings Pitched: 3,884.1
• Strikeouts: 3,117
• WHIP: 1.188
• ERA: 2.91
• Shut outs: 56

• Complete Games: 255
• All-Star appearances: 9
• Cy Young awards: 2
• Gold Glove: 9
• League MVP: 1
• World Series championships: 2

Bob Gibson was the ultimate competitor. His long career was filled with guts and effort. Like a sumo wrestler, Gibson was unwilling to give up an inch on the mound. Gibson's heroics propelled him to two World Series titles and two World Series MVP awards.

 

#2 Pedro Martinez

• Wins: 219
• Losses: 100
• Innings Pitched: 2,827.1
• Strikeouts: 3,154
• WHIP: 1.054
• ERA: 2.93

• Shut outs: 17
• Complete Games: 36
• All-Star appearances: 8
• Cy Young awards: 3
• League MVP: 0
• World Series championships: 1

After Clemens took the crown the previous two seasons, Pedro pitched his way to a triple crown in 1999. If Boston surrounded Martinez with more bats, he could have single-handedly carried them to at least one more championship.

#1 Roger Clemons

Credit: Sports Illustrated

• Wins: 354
• Losses: 184
• Innings Pitched: 4,916.2
• Strikeouts: 4,672
• WHIP: 1.173
• ERA: 3.12

• Shut outs: 46
• Complete Games: 101
• All-Star appearances: 11
• Cy Young awards: 7
• League MVP: 1
• World Series championships: 1

In addition to the championship accolades, Clemens pitched his way to two pitching triple crowns (best in MLB in wins, ERA, and strikeouts).

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Top 5 MLB Catchers All Time

Top 5 MLB Catchers All Time