The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of 1900-1909

 

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The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of 1900-1909

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player pitched 120 innings and a majority of the games he pitched in were starts.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Christy Mathewson 2.56300
2   Cy Young 5.27440
3   Joe McGinnity 5.44144
4   Rube Waddell 8.56830
5   Jack Chesbro 12.39333
6   Eddie Plank 12.63956
7   Deacon Phillippe 13.33856
8   Vic Willis 13.89770
9   Mordecai Brown 13.91257
10   Addie Joss 16.06013
11   Jesse Tannehill 20.27075
12   Ed Reulbach 20.90700
13   Bill Donovan 22.19689
14   Noodles Hahn 24.62380
15   George Mullin 24.72100
16   Bill Dinneen 24.86533
17   Frank Smith 28.54067
18   Doc White 29.01644
19   Sam Leever 30.23622
20   Ed Walsh 31.16860
21   Orval Overall 31.28980
22   Jack Powell 33.04110
23   Hooks Wiltse 34.26300
24   Chief Bender 38.33471
25   Jack Taylor 39.15163
26   Jake Weimer 39.97580
27   Howie Camnitz 42.01700
28   Lefty Leifield 43.10700
29   Al Orth 43.45456
30   Earl Moore 44.22617
31   Togie Pittinger 44.56417
32   Jack Pfiester 45.90975
33   Red Donahue 47.87643
34   Red Ames 50.40425
35   Bill Bernhard 50.56786
36   Bob Ewing 50.70229
37   Tully Sparks 51.33456
38   Ed Summers 51.81600
39   Frank Kitson 52.71671
40   Harry Howell 54.29950
41   Dummy Taylor 54.42625
42   Nap Rucker 54.94500
43   Carl Lundgren 55.11114
44   Ed Killian 55.80733
45   Tom Hughes 57.03233
46   Clark Griffith 59.31750
47   Bob Rhoads 60.14029
48   Kid Nichols 62.19600
49   Casey Patten 63.63157
50   Harry Krause 64.44300
51   Frank Owen 64.57940
52   Chick Fraser 67.12956
53   Walter Johnson 67.37000
54   Nick Altrock 67.91240
55   George McQuillan 69.03650
56   Roy Patterson 71.54840
57   Bill Duggleby 72.34100
58   Ed Siever 72.65467
59   Glenn Liebhardt 72.82400
60   Bugs Raymond 72.97550
61   Jack Harper 73.20480
62   Barney Pelty 73.26950
63   Jimmy Dygert 73.42800
64   Fred Glade 74.36650
65   Otto Hess 77.06400
66   Bob Wicker 77.60840
67   Frank Arellanes 77.87600
68   George Winter 79.00625
69   Andy Coakley 79.36600
70   Frank Corridon 79.74960
71   Rube Vickers 80.09800
72   Nick Maddox 82.26750
73   Willie Sudhoff 83.41933
74   Cy Morgan 84.94200
75   Ned Garvin 85.20360
76   Johnny Lush 85.29975
77   Harry Gaspar 87.47100
78   Irv Young 87.54700
79   Nixey Callahan 87.60167
80   Jim Hughes 89.59000
81   Henry Schmidt 91.30900
82   Patsy Flaherty 91.97060
83   Doc Scanlan 92.19300
84   Heinie Berger 92.56950
85   Ed Doheny 92.90000
86   Fred Beebe 92.97575
87   Oscar Jones 93.12300
88   Buttons Briggs 95.54900
89   Eddie Cicotte 95.95300
90   Lew Moren 96.18667
91   Norwood Gibson 96.45600
92   Bill Carrick 96.59067
93   Mike Lynch 98.27600
94   Elmer Stricklett 99.48600
95   Cy Falkenberg 100.57600
96   Brickyard Kennedy 101.00300
97   Jack Coombs 102.62125
98   Weldon Henley 104.23300
99   Roscoe Miller 105.31033
100   Doc Newton 106.21160
101   Bill Phillips 106.55600
102   Vive Lindaman 106.75800
103   Art Fromme 106.96200
104   Bob Spade 107.36800
105   Bill Hogg 108.90850
106   Mike O'Neill 109.48500
107   Charlie Smith 109.69125
108   George Bell 110.76433
109   Joe Lake 111.30500
110   Harry McIntire 111.82720
111   Wiley Piatt 112.54450
112   Kaiser Wilhelm 112.64550
113   Jake Thielman 113.72900
114   Ed Poole 114.53500
115   Ed Karger 114.63600
116   Win Kellum 114.64000
117   Chappie McFarland 116.05000
118   Al Mattern 116.25600
119   Jack Sutthoff 116.30450
120   Win Mercer 116.31933
121   Jack Cronin 116.38667
122   Jim Pastorius 116.45400
123   Charlie Chech 117.36500
124   Jock Menefee 117.59867
125   Pink Hawley 120.09200
126   Jack Warhop 120.09400
127   Ted Lewis 120.69800
128   Buster Brown 123.07375
129   Ed Scott 123.32400
130   Stoney McGlynn 123.73000
131   Slow Joe Doyle 123.87950
132   Jim Scott 123.93200
133   Mal Eason 127.36625
134   Happy Townsend 127.90640
135   Tom Walker 128.27300
136   Watty Lee 128.37400
137   Charlie Case 129.18200
138   Pop Williams 129.48700
139   Smoky Joe Wood 129.68900
140   Gus Dorner 129.78600
141   Snake Wiltse 130.64650
142   Barney Wolfe 130.99800
143   Rube Manning 131.55550
144   Beany Jacobson 132.21000
145   John Malarkey 135.99950
146   Billy Campbell 136.15100
147   Roy Evans 137.06000
148   Big Jeff Pfeffer 138.27200
149   Lew Richie 138.27200
150   Lew Brockett 141.20300
151   Bill Reidy 142.26150
152   Bert Husting 144.18050
153   Cowboy Jones 144.33400
154   Rube Kroh 145.04100
155   Bill Burns 145.64500
156   Joe Yeager 146.45300
157   Cecil Ferguson 147.46300
158   Bill Bailey 148.87900
159   Doc Crandall 149.18200
160   Ed Murphy 149.38200
161   Jack Katoll 150.94750
162   Ralph Glaze 150.99800
163   Walter Clarkson 151.00000
164   Jack Rowan 152.71700
165   Stan Yerkes 152.81800
166   Fred Burchell 154.63600
167   Slim Sallee 154.63600
168   Pete Dowling 155.44400
169   Clarence Currie 156.14900
170   Ham Iburg 157.06000
171   Fred Mitchell 158.87600
172   Frank Foreman 159.88800
173   Jerry Nops 162.11000
174   Ted Breitenstein 165.54400
175   Bill Grahame 166.15000
176   Davey Dunkle 167.66500
177   Gene Wright 167.81450
178   Rube Marquard 168.06900
179   Bill Foxen 169.18000
180   Bob Groom 169.98800
181   Carl Druhot 170.99800
182   Harry Coveleski 171.90700
183   Chick Robitaille 172.81600
184   Henry Thielman 176.14900
185   Burt Keeley 176.45200
186   Biff Schlitzer 180.08800
187   Highball Wilson 180.39100
188   Jim Buchanan 183.72400
189   Bill Hart 184.33000
190   Kirby White 185.34000
191   Ed Smith 185.54200
192   Roy Hitt 185.54200
193   Bill Phyle 186.55200
194   John Deering 186.75400
195   Jake Boultes 187.36000
196   Tom Fisher 187.36000
197   Dolly Gray 189.17800
198   John McPherson 189.17800
199   Charlie Shields 190.99600
200   Del Mason 190.99600
201   Ed McNichol 190.99600
202   Jack Dunn 190.99600
203   Wish Egan 190.99600
204   Bob Harmon 191.09700
205   Jesse Stovall 192.81400
206   Tex Pruiett 192.81400
207   John Eubank 194.63200
208   Archie Stimmel 195.44000
209   Joe Harris 196.45000
210   Dale Gear 197.66200
211   Les Backman 198.77300

 


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