Greatest pitcher of all-time

Now, I know this is a tricky subject. There are a lot of questions raised and factors taken into account to determine this. How do we account for the different eras- deadball, liveball, WWII, pre and post integration, steroid, etc.? Do you want to base it off their career or peak? And in the end, there will still be no right or wrong answer.

With that said, he is a table with stats/info on pitchers typically in the discussion.


Quite clearly the names that fly above the rest are Walter Johnson, Roger Clemens, and Pedro Martinez, and Lefty Grove. Within that party, Johnson and Clemens seem to be the two pitchers who stand out. While Pedro has superior stats, its an extremely inferior amount of innings. Is it fair to criticize Pedro for that? Maybe and maybe not. However, its extremely impressive that Johnson and Clemens stayed dominant throughout a very long career (even with the help of PED’s in Clemens case).

Who do you consider the best of all time?

EDIT: Some names left off include Seaver and Pete Alexander to name a few. However, I don’t feel that will change the end conclusion.

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