The 50 Greatest Starting Pitchers in MLB History

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The 50 Greatest Starting Pitchers in MLB History
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Chicks might dig the long ball, but it's pitching that wins championships.

While relief pitchers might throw harder, nobody is more important to a team's fate than the guy who takes the ball every fifth day—or in some cases, more often than that.

It's no coincidence that two of the stars of that Nike bit, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, were elite starting pitchers during their careers.

When you consider the number of starting pitchers that the game has seen over it's storied history, narrowing the list down to a Top 100 is a daunting task.

A Top 50? You've got to be insane to try that.

Well, call me crazy, because that's what this is all about—narrowing the field down to the 50 best starting pitchers in the history of the game.

Did Glavine and Maddux both make the cut? 

There's only one way to find out.

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