1. Bert Blyleven, Waiting in the Wings: New Perspectives

    During the course of baseball history, from the very beginning in 1876 until now, only 29 major league pitchers have forged their way to what I call an epic career—one that has included 4500 or more innings of pitching...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about 5 years ago 237 reads 24 comments

  2. The Pioneers of Pitching: The Top Pitchers of the Pre-Modern Era

    The Pioneers of Pitching; the Top Hurlers of the Pre-Modern Era (1876 - 1901) With my goal of ranking pitchers across eras, this is a period of baseball I put off to the side...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about 5 years ago 428 reads 25 comments

  3. The Ten Greatest Left-Handed Pitchers: A Legacy Worth Knowing

    The Top Ten Left-handed Pitchers of the Modern Era “Daddy—What’s a southpaw?” was the line I recently heard watching “Field of Dreams,” in the scene where ...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about 5 years ago 2,889 reads 41 comments

  4. Peak Performance: The Top 20 Pitching Peaks Of The Modern Era

    Peak Performance! The Top 20 Pitching Peaks in Modern Baseball As I started research on the best pitchers in each era of baseball, the concept of a peak in a pitcher’s career was somewhat nebulous and undefined in my understanding...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about 5 years ago 444 reads 18 comments

  5. Baseball's Greatest Pitching Seasons: The Prime Nine Revisited

    The Best Ever Seasons by Starting Pitchers: The Prime Nine Revisited The best seasons ever by starting pitchers emblazon the path of major league history...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about over 5 years ago 2,972 reads 14 comments

  6. The Top Pitchers of the (Steroids?) Era: 1990-2009

    These are the pitchers we all know. They have dominated the starting pitching world for the most part of the last 20 years. It does feel like the end of an era, with so many of these pitchers coming to the end of brilliant careers...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about over 5 years ago 1,777 reads 34 comments

  7. The Nine All-Time Greats Of The Post-Raised Mound Era: 1969: 1990

    The Nine All-Time Great Pitchers of the Lowered Mound – Divisional Baseball era: 1969 – 1990 (And the best of the Rest) As I grew up and followed baseball through this era, I was aware of all these pitchers...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about over 5 years ago 336 reads 12 comments

  8. The Top Ten Pitchers Of The "Golden Years" and The Raised Mound Era: 1946-1968

    This period, post - WWII, witnessed great domination by the Yankees, and the advent of integration in baseball. The Tigers, Phillies, Giants, Dodgers, Indians, White Sox, Braves, Cardinals, Pirates ...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about over 5 years ago 1,394 reads 12 comments

  9. The Top 10 Pitchers from the Live Ball Era: 1923-1945

    As a youth, I read biographies about Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Mel Ott. I knew many of our great position players made their careers during this era: Rogers Hornsby, Jimmy Foxx, Charlie Gehringer...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about over 5 years ago 687 reads 2 comments

  10. The Modern Deadball Era's Top Ten Pitchers (1901- 1923)

    Baseball historians acknowledge 1901 as the beginning of modern baseball. Most recognize that as the start date for comparing stats—pitching and hitting...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about over 5 years ago 1,833 reads 6 comments

  11. Why Bert Blyleven Belongs in the Hall of Fame

    Bert Blyleven toiled long and hard (4,970 innings worth) to produce a career of pitching excellence. It's time to give him his due, his Day in the Sun, by voting him into the Hall of Fame on this year's 2009 Hall of Fame ballot...

    Jonathan Stilwell Written by Jonathan Stilwell about almost 6 years ago 1,684 reads 3 comments