Baseball Digest magazine called Early Wynn the "grimmest pitcher" in baseball.
Whether he was not, Wynn perpetuated the perception by telling everyone within earshot that he'd hit his own mother if she stood between him a victory.
Sal Maglie was another pitcher who supposedly had a poor regard for the welfare of his fellow man.
His nickname, "The Barber" contains all you need to know about his willingness to offer an enemy batter a close shave, with or without his consent.
Yet, their career statistics belie their reputation.
Wynn hit just 64 batters in 4564 innings; Maglie plunked 44 in 1,723 innings.
There are plenty of current MLB hurlers who have long ago eclipsed Wynn's and Maglie's totals.