Monday, August 8, 2011

My favorite Starting Pitchers. MINE, dagnabit you whippersnapper!

This is the sixth in this series of posts.  

1st basemen here, 2nd basemen here, Shortstops here, 3rd basemen here and Catchers here, Outfielders here.

I have been wanting to do a series on my favorite players by position for a while now.  I decided on "top 10's by position" as my format.  I want it to be fun and interactive though.  So I decided on a few 'rules'.

1. I can bend the rules when I feel like it.
2. The players on the list have to have played when I payed attention to baseball.  So my arbitrary cutoff date is 1980.  All players on the list must have played in the 1980 season or later.
3. No ranking, just the top 10 in no real order.  So Duane Kiper might make the list, but you won't know if he is #1 or #9 on that list
4. SP will be a top 20 and OF will be a top 30
5. This is a card blog, so each player must have an accompanying picture of one of their baseball cards.  Usually it will be one I don't have, so you all can send them to me!!
6. I'll update each page with reader suggestions (even if I don't care for them) and keep a link to all other positions on future pages


My favorite Starting Pitchers (top 20!?!?)

I expect some negative feedback on this one.  There are just too many good ones to get them all!!

Dwight Gooden

Nolan Ryan - Refractors of old Astros Uni's catch my eye.

Randy Johnson - Send this card to me.

Joaquin Andujar

Cliff Lee

Jack Morris

Roy Oswalt

 Steve Carlton - I had this when I was a kid.  No longer, so sad.

Pedro Martinez - Send me this card!!

Jim Palmer

Greg Maddux

Oil Can Boyd

Orel Hershiser - Send me this card!!!

Roger Clemens - Yeah, yeah, bad person, liar, yeah yeah.

Dave Stewart

LaMar Hoyt

Tom Seaver

 Bret Saberhagen - ooohh, shiny

 Fernando Valenzuela

 John Smoltz

Reader picks: Put them in the comments or e-mail to me!
1. Tom Glavine.  Duh!!
2. Tim Lincecum
3. Justin Verlander(rapidly climbing my list!)
4. Felix Hernandez
5. John Tudor


  1. the best lefty of the 90's/00's???
    Tom Glavine.

  2. That Randy Johnson card image is just scary.

    How about a few more modern players: Tim Lincecum, Justin Verlander, and Felix Hernandez.

    And you can't include Smoltz without Eckersley!

  3. Smoltz is a starter in my tiny little mind. Eck is a reliever. I don't know why it is that way in my head, but it is!!

  4. I agree about Smoltz being a starter and Eck a reliever.

    I would like to include one of my favorites John Tudor. Not the biggest name, but one of my favorites.