Major League Baseball's Top Pitchers of All Time
5) Grover Alexander
Started his career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1911 and was inducted into the MLB HOF in 1938. He won 1 world championship and 2 National League pennants. He would easily have Cy Young's and All Star appearances if they had been created. He also had 373 Wins which is 3rd All Time, a 2.56 ERA, 1.121 career WHIP, and 90 Shutouts which is second all time.
4) Cy Young
Started his career with the Cleveland Spiders in 1890 and was inducted into the MLB HOF in 1937. He won 1 world championship and pitched a a perfect game in 1904. The Cy Young award was named after him for his incredible performances. He had a 511-316 Record which is 1st in both wins and losses, 749 complete games, and pitched 7355 Innings.
3) Roger Clemens
Started his career with the Boston Red Sox in 1984 and is know well know only for his steroid use but lets look at his stats anyway. He won 2 world champions and a 7x Cy Young winner. He also performed in 11 All Star performances and was a 5x pitcher of the year. He also captured a MVP. He had 354 Career wins which is 9th All Time, 3.12 ERA, and 4,672 Strikeout which is 3rd All Time. He would be 2nd on my list if it was not for his steroid use and because of that could be out of the top 5 completely.
2) Christy Matthewson
Started his career with the New York Giants in 1900 and was inducted into the MLB HOF in 1936 with 90% of the votes. He won 1 world championship and pitched 2 no hitters in his career. As with Grover he would have had many all star appearances and Cy Young's if they had been created. His amazing stats are what really make him stick out of the pack with 373 wins which is 3rd All Time, 2.13 ERA which is 8th All Time, 1.059 WHIP which is 5th of All Time. He also won a pitcher triple crown, and was a 5x ERA and strikeout champion in the MLB.
1) Walter Johnson
Started his career with the Washington Senators in 1907 and was inducted into the MLB HOF in 1936. He won 1 world championships and a 2x MVP. He was another pitcher that would have many Cy Young's and All Star appearances if they were created. His stats are amazing with 417 wins which is 2nd All Time, 2.17 ERA which 11th All time, 3580 Strikouts which is 9th All Time, and 110 shutout which is good for first all time.
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