In baseball, every position is important and necessary. However, the main battle is between the pitcher and the batter. The pitchers have great responsibilities on their shoulders. This time we show a count of the 10 best pitchers in the history of the majors, almost all of them with a deserved position in the Hall of Fame.
10. Warren Spahn
One of the best left-handed pitchers in history. He won at least twenty or more games in thirteen seasons. He had 300 wins and two games without hits or races. He led the league in full games every year from 1957 to 1963 and was exalted to the Hall of Fame in 1973.
9. Greg Maddux
Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards between 1992 and 1995, a feat only matched by Randy Johnson. It is among the 22 pitchers to have achieved 300 victories. Maddux won 20 games only in two seasons, in 1992 and in 1993. He won 19 games five times.
8. Tom Seaver
Winner of three Cy Young awards. During his 20-season career, he achieved 311 victories, 3,640 strikeouts, and a 2.86 PCL. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992, with the highest percentage up to that moment 98.8% (then he would be surpassed in that regard by Ken Griffey Jr.)
7. Roger Clemens
The biggest winner of Cy Young Awards in the history of MLB by accumulating seven trophies. Third in strikeouts with 4,672. He participated in 11 Star Games throughout his career. The controversy with steroids has taken him away from the Hall of Fame, for now.
6. Pedro Martínez
Winner of three Cy Young awards, in 1997, 1999 and 2000. He is considered the best Latin pitcher of all time. He arrived at the Hall of Fame in 2015. Eight times he said present at the All-Star Game and was champion of the 2004 World Series with Boston.
5. Randy Johnson
He was exalted to the Hall of Fame in 2015. The second pitcher with the most Cy Young awards in his career. A disciple of Nolan Ryan and go if he learned well. Second in strikeouts throughout history with 4805 fans and 10 times called the All-Star Game.
4. Sandy Koufax
Despite playing only 12 seasons, Koufax was the youngest player to be exalted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. For many, the best lefty in history. He won five consecutive titles of the effectiveness of the National League from 1962 to 1966.
3. Mariano Rivera
The best closer in the history of MLB. His record of 602 saved games will make him immortal. He will arrive at the Hall of Fame in July 2019 and could be the first player in history to enter unanimously.
2. Nolan Ryan
He has the current record of 5,714 hitters. In his long career of more than 26 years in the big tent, Ryan also accumulated 324 wins and 292 losses with 3.19 clean runs per game. He was exalted to the Hall of Fame in 1999.
1. Cy Young
The simple fact that the prize for the best pitchers today bears his name speaks of his legacy in baseball. He played for 22 seasons. Young had 511 victories, being the biggest winner in history. He released the first perfect game in 1904 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937.