Baseball's Top 10 Pitchers
Who are the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball? Who are the greatest pitchers pitching today? What makes a pitcher great? From the heroes of yesterday like Cy Young to modern superstars like Mariano Rivera, author Ken Rappoport looks at ten of the greatest ballplayers (Grover Cleveland Alexander, Lefty Grove, Walter Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Christy Mathewson, Satchel Paige, Mariano Rivera, Nolan Ryan, Warren Spahn, Cy Young) to ever stand atop a major-league pitcher's mound.
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1999 World Series 300 shutouts 373 victories 511 victories 55 no-hitters all-time American League arthritic elbow Arthur Daley August 14 Babe Ruth baseball history Baseball’s Top batters Big Train championship Cleveland Indians Cleveland Spiders Denton True earned run average Factoryville Famer ﬁnished ﬁrst African-American ﬁve ﬂy ball Gibson Hall of Fame Henderson hitter home plate hurled Johnson's pitches Koufax League in earned League record League's left-hander major league history Marichal Mathewson was back Meusel mound National League Negro Leagues ninth Nolan Ryan November oldest rookie per-hour fastball perfect game Philadelphia Athletics Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter PRC CAREER right-hander roughly 2,100 games Ryan's sannv Satchel Paige season second game Series Most Valuable shutouts and 55 Spahn SSRN strikeouts supreme conﬁdence telegram three straight strikes Top 10 Pitchers Valuable Player award Washington Senators win three Won 373 games Won 417 games York Mets York Yankees