Posted by bad_luck on 7/31/2014 6:46:00 PM (view original):
Starting pitching is a monster. I'm tempted to break it up into groups: pre-1910, pre-1969, and 1969 forward. Instead I'm going to keep them grouped as one, probably unfairly favoring pitchers from the modern era.
That's a pretty good list, and really hard, too. There aren't any pre-1900 position players on the list, and for good reason. Not so sure about Kid Nichols, and even Cy Young - the game was hardly the same when they pitched.
Other guys near the bottom to consider would be Eddie Plank, Gaylord Perry and Three-Finger Brown. And of course you're always going to get the Koufax people, but I'm happy with him out.