1. MLB's 10 Best Left-Handed Starting Pitchers of All Time

    There have been hundreds of left-handed starting pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. The question is, who is the best ever? Rating is both hard and easy...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 3,350 reads 45 comments

  2. MLBs 10 Best Starting Pitchers of All Time: Johnson, Mathewson, Walsh

    There have been hundreds and hundreds of starting pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. The question is, who is the best ever? Rating is a hard thing in a way, an easy thing in a way...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 48,013 reads 111 comments

  3. MLBs 10 Best Relief Pitchers of All Time

    Relief pitching is the most overlooked position in the history of Major League Baseball. It’s amazing because about 30 percent of the team bus consists of relief pitchers today...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 7,526 reads 27 comments

  4. MLB's 10 Best Left-Handed Relief Pitchers of All-Time

    Relief pitchers still don’t generally get the respect they deserve, even though about 30% of the seats on the team bus are taken by this position. Left-handed relief pitchers even get less respect, generally speaking...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 8,881 reads 18 comments

  5. MLBs 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 1970s: Fingers, Garber, Lyle, McGraw

    Relief pitching in the 1970s had some things similar and some things different than the relief pitching of today. In a way, it was still the general ideology of managers that the good arms were in the starting rotation and the duds were in the bullpen...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 1,390 reads 21 comments

  6. MLBs 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 1960s: McMahon, Wilhelm, Wood

    Relief pitching in the first half of the 20th century was much different than the relief pitching of today. Back then, it was still the general ideology of managers that the good arms were in the starting rotation and the duds were in the bullpen...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 1,539 reads 28 comments

  7. MLB: 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 1980s: Gossage, Orosco, Sutter?

    The 1980s is the only decade in the history of Major League Baseball with three relief pitchers in the Hall of Fame. The 1980s was the decade that we started seeing prevalence with career relief pitching...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 3,013 reads 23 comments

  8. MLB's 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 1950s: Kinder, Shantz, Staley

    Relief pitching in the 1950s was much different than the relief pitching of today. It was still the general ideology of managers that the good arms were in the starting rotation and the duds were in the bullpen...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 1,415 reads 27 comments

  9. MLB 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 1990s: Franco or Wetteland?

    The 1990s were an interesting decade for relief pitching because it was, more or less, the bridge between the modern relief pitchers of the 2000s and the old school style of relief pitchers from the 1980s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 2,248 reads 33 comments

  10. MLB's 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 1910s-1940s: Marberry or Rommel No. 1?

    There were really no relief pitchers during the first 40 seasons of Major League Baseball, through the 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1900s. The first relief pitchers really came along in the 1910s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 1,127 reads 15 comments

  11. MLBs 10 Best Relief Pitchers of the 2000s: Papelbon, Rivera, Wagner?

    Now that the decade of the 2000s has just ended, I thought it would be a good time to make a list of the best relief pitchers from this decade. Now keep in mind, this list is a list of the best careers, so far...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 4 years ago 742 reads 39 comments

  12. MLB's 10 Best Starting Pitchers of the 1940s: Feller, Leonard, or Newhouser?

    There were 63 starting pitchers from the 1940s who pitched in at least 200 games. If a player does not appear on the list, he either didn’t reach 200 games or I consider him a pitcher from the 1930s or the 1950s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about almost 5 years ago 2,926 reads 30 comments

  13. MLBs 10 Best Starting Pitchers Of The 1930s: Grove, Hubbell, Lyons?

    The 1930s is an interesting decade to write about because it was the single worst decade in the history of Major League Baseball for starting pitcher stats, other than the 1890s and the 2000s (now)...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about almost 5 years ago 1,855 reads 31 comments

  14. MLBs 10 Best Starting Pitchers of the 1950s: Ford, Roberts, Spahn?

    There were 60 starting pitchers from the 1950s who pitched in at least 200 games. If a player does not appear on the list of the 60 eligible players list, then they either didn’t reach ...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about almost 5 years ago 4,228 reads 47 comments

  15. Alexander, Faber, Vance: MLB's Best Starting Pitchers of the 1920's

    The 1920s was one of the worst decades in the history of Major League Baseball for starting pitcher stats. It is the worst, except for the 1890s, 1930s, and 2000s (now)...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about almost 5 years ago 2,984 reads 10 comments

  16. MLBs 10 Best Starting Pitchers of the 1960s: Gibson, Koufax, Marichal?

    There were 69 starting pitchers from the 1960s who pitched in at least 200 games. If a player does not appear on the list of the 69 eligible players list, then they either didn’t reach ...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about almost 5 years ago 3,333 reads 27 comments

  17. Cicotte, Johnson, Walsh, Wood? Ten Best Starting Pitchers From the 1910s

    The 1910s decade is interesting to write about because it is the single best decade in the history of Major League Baseball for starting pitcher numbers, other than the 1870s and the first decade of the 1900s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about almost 6 years ago 782 reads 23 comments

  18. Carlton, Palmer, Seaver?: The 10 Best Starting Pitchers From The 1970s

    There were 87 starting pitchers from the 1970s who pitched in at least 200 games. That is the highest number of any decade in the history of Major League Baseball, other than the 1980s and 2000s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 2,902 reads 12 comments

  19. MLB History Unblurred: 10 Best Pitchers From the First Decade of the 1900s

    There were 49 pitchers from the first decade of the 1900s who pitched in at least 200 games. That is the lowest number of any decade in the history of Major League Baseball, other than the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 1,097 reads 15 comments

  20. Three BR Historians Give Voted Consensus: 10 Best Starting Pitchers of the 1980s

    About the Authors and the Voting Process Section written by Jonathan Stilwell and Michael W This is a collaboration piece that was really written by three different Bleacher Report members...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 561 reads 8 comments

  21. The 10 Best Pitchers From The 1890's

    There were 36 pitchers from the 1890's that pitched at least 200 games. That is the lowest number of any decade in the history of Major League Baseball, other than the 1870's and 1880's...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 373 reads 21 comments

  22. MLB History Unblurred: The 10 Best Pitchers from the 1870s and 1880s

    I recently wrote two articles. One was on the 10 best starting pitchers from the 1990s and the other was on the 10 best from the 2000s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 813 reads 24 comments

  23. History Unblurred: The 10 Best Starting Pitchers from the 1990s

    I recently wrote an article on the 10 best Starting Pitchers from the first decade of the 2000s. I thought it would be a good idea to write the same type of article on the 10 best from the last decade of the 1900s...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 1,397 reads 22 comments

  24. History Unblurred: The 10 Best Starting Pitchers from the 2000s

    Now that the decade of the 2000s has just ended, I thought it would be a good time to make a list of the best starting pitchers from this era. Now keep in mind, this list is a list of the best careers, so far...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about 5 years ago 2,807 reads 22 comments

  25. History Unblurred: Quotes About Smoky Joe Wood (Best Not In The HOF)

    I have spent the past two or three weeks in stat land, researching Starting Pitcher's. I have collected dozens of quotes on different players and I wanted to share the quotes about Smoky Joe Wood...

    Michael  W Written by Michael W about over 5 years ago 381 reads 39 comments