The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1920's

 

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The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1920's

 

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   Dazzy Vance 8.28838
2   Urban Shocker 8.82800
3   Burleigh Grimes 9.79000
4   Red Faber 13.10556
5   Herb Pennock 14.28460
6   Waite Hoyt 14.95770
7   Eppa Rixey 17.71390
8   Walter Johnson 18.10143
9   Wilbur Cooper 18.53250
10   Charlie Root 18.79125
11   Ray Kremer 18.89000
12   Pete Donohue 20.06500
13   Lefty Grove 20.68480
14   Pete Alexander 22.24580
15   Carl Mays 22.90680
16   Stan Coveleski 23.29371
17   George Uhle 23.84422
18   Bob Shawkey 25.63883
19   Eddie Rommel 27.03457
20   Ted Lyons 28.89583
21   Bill Sherdel 29.14286
22   Tommy Thomas 29.59825
23   Jesse Haines 29.91070
24   Sad Sam Jones 31.05060
25   Lee Meadows 31.29513
26   Dolf Luque 32.31460
27   Howard Ehmke 35.22400
28   Bullet Joe Bush 36.02900
29   Rube Walberg 36.05700
30   Art Nehf 39.00000
31   Larry Benton 39.28900
32   Pat Malone 40.95850
33   Freddie Fitzsimmons 41.59200
34   Dutch Ruether 43.77013
35   Jack Quinn 45.25278
36   George Pipgras 46.76400
37   Johnny Morrison 47.47250
38   Sam Gray 49.65160
39   Vic Aldridge 49.98950
40   Red Lucas 50.70300
41   Earl Whitehill 51.30100
42   Willis Hudlin 52.11700
43   Firpo Marberry 52.92900
44   Virgil Barnes 54.01500
45   Tom Zachary 54.92933
46   Carmen Hill 55.85600
47   Jakie May 56.56100
48   Elam Vangilder 56.66643
49   Jesse Barnes 57.43700
50   Jack Scott 58.33417
51   Wes Ferrell 58.68600
52   Guy Bush 59.10520
53   Bill Doak 62.23817
54   Fred Toney 62.25067
55   General Crowder 62.95767
56   Hooks Dauss 63.93300
57   Jesse Petty 64.11480
58   Sheriff Blake 64.76120
59   Tony Kaufmann 65.35225
60   Jimmy Ring 65.85138
61   Hugh McQuillan 65.95057
62   Rosy Ryan 66.05500
63   Hal Carlson 66.39533
64   Dickey Kerr 66.61250
65   Ed Morris 68.93550
66   Joe Shaute 69.41586
67   George Mogridge 69.64960
68   Watty Clark 69.69300
69   Slim Harriss 70.04788
70   Rip Collins 73.08800
71   Babe Adams 73.60900
72   Emil Yde 73.63000
73   Hod Lisenbee 74.64400
74   Eddie Cicotte 75.25000
75   Jim Bagby 75.50050
76   Lefty Williams 77.27000
77   Carl Hubbell 78.07600
78   Herman Pillette 78.53050
79   Hippo Vaughn 79.29000
80   Dixie Davis 79.32540
81   Garland Braxton 79.79300
82   George Earnshaw 80.50000
83   Phil Douglas 81.50800
84   Jack Bentley 82.58533
85   Bob Smith 85.07250
86   Ted Blankenship 85.29817
87   Joe Genewich 85.33517
88   Flint Rhem 85.42600
89   Jake Miller 85.55225
90   Syl Johnson 86.66100
91   Dave Danforth 86.69267
92   Dutch Levsen 87.37000
93   Bill Walker 87.47100
94   Rube Marquard 87.59750
95   Milt Gaston 88.71840
96   Vic Keen 90.12667
97   Jeff Pfeffer 90.55660
98   Kent Greenfield 90.72850
99   Ray Caldwell 91.41000
100   Sloppy Thurston 92.88733
101   Erv Brame 95.14700
102   Ownie Carroll 96.32133
103   Bump Hadley 97.26400
104   Al Mamaux 97.47000
105   Doug McWeeny 97.64700
106   Joe Oeschger 97.97525
107   George Blaeholder 98.57900
108   Johnny Cooney 99.08400
109   Rube Benton 99.18725
110   Sam Gibson 100.09400
111   Percy Jones 101.83850
112   Whitey Glazner 101.99000
113   Ray Kolp 102.33320
114   Garland Buckeye 102.51600
115   Leon Cadore 102.65067
116   Ferdie Schupp 103.53000
117   Allan Sothoron 104.38875
118   Dutch Leonard 105.04100
119   Stan Baumgartner 105.55000
120   Charlie Robertson 106.13100
121   Lil Stoner 106.13100
122   Sherry Smith 106.71660
123   Earl Hamilton 107.73433
124   Ed Wells 108.12350
125   Alex Ferguson 109.43750
126   Dixie Leverett 110.24450
127   Dana Fillingim 110.29500
128   Bill Pertica 110.39800
129   Clarence Mitchell 112.48529
130   Red Ruffing 113.70580
131   Ken Holloway 113.72900
132   Mule Watson 115.34300
133   Dutch Henry 116.45800
134   Hank Johnson 117.67000
135   Lefty Stewart 118.70967
136   Jack Ogden 119.69000
137   Hod Eller 121.71000
138   Rollie Naylor 121.71025
139   Danny MacFayden 121.90800
140   Ted Wingfield 121.91000
141   Guy Morton 122.92000
142   Red Oldham 123.08633
143   Jumbo Elliott 125.24300
144   Vic Sorrell 127.21250
145   Art Reinhart 127.36600
146   Sarge Connally 127.36600
147   Rasty Wright 127.77000
148   Bob Hasty 128.10267
149   Ernie Wingard 128.19950
150   Bill Hubbell 128.27525
151   Fred Heimach 129.18000
152   Eric Erickson 129.31467
153   Duster Mails 129.33350
154   Johnny Couch 131.25250
155   Claude Willoughby 131.65650
156   Elmer Ponder 131.81000
157   Dutch Ulrich 131.90900
158   George Smith 132.44567
159   Frank Miller 133.83000
160   Virgil Cheeves 134.88850
161   Jack Russell 135.03800
162   Mike Cvengros 135.44600
163   Socks Seibold 137.36500
164   Leo Dickerman 137.39467
165   Elmer Jacobs 137.87000
166   Johnny Wertz 138.27200
167   Ray Benge 138.52450
168   Curly Ogden 143.93000
169   Les Sweetland 145.99850
170   Paul Zahniser 146.35000
171   Ray Fisher 147.97000
172   James Edwards 148.17000
173   Roy Walker 148.57600
174   Hal Wiltse 150.08900
175   Elmer Myers 150.39200
176   Speed Martin 150.69700
177   Ray Moss 150.79800
178   Lefty Weinert 151.55350
179   Don Songer 154.63600
180   Grady Adkins 155.49250
181   Lefty Tyler 156.05000
182   Roy Sherid 156.55500
183   Tiny Osborne 156.95700
184   Ed Brandt 157.81550
185   Art Delaney 158.07000
186   Scott Perry 158.07000
187   Bill Piercy 160.34050
188   Lloyd Brown 160.39300
189   Benn Karr 161.90800
190   Fred Fussell 164.13000
191   Jim Shaw 164.13000
192   Rube Ehrhardt 165.54400
193   Johnny Stuart 166.15000
194   Myles Thomas 166.15000
195   Bob McGraw 167.36200
196   Buck Freeman 167.66500
197   Wayland Dean 167.76400
198   Ole Olsen 168.17000
199   Roy Moore 168.31950
200   Curt Fullerton 168.57200
201   Tim McNamara 168.67300
202   Cactus Keck 170.19000
203   Claude Hendrix 170.19000
204   Johnny Miljus 171.90700
205   Doc Ayers 174.23000
206   Joe Giard 174.63400
207   Harry Courtney 175.84400
208   Bob Osborn 178.27000
209   George Grant 178.27000
210   Ray Francis 178.27000
211   Bobby Burke 179.58300
212   Carl Weilman 180.29000
213   Eddie Dyer 182.31000
214   Hank Thormahlen 182.31000
215   Tony Welzer 183.72400
216   Hub Pruett 185.54200
217   Skinny Graham 185.54200
218   Harry Harper 186.35000
219   Ben Cantwell 187.25900
220   George Murray 187.25900
221   Dennis Burns 188.37000
222   Ed Walsh 189.17800
223   Slim Sallee 190.39000
224   Del Lundgren 190.99600
225   Roy Wilkinson 190.99600
226   Clise Dudley 191.09700
227   Red Causey 192.41000
228   Art Decatur 196.45000
229   Jack Knight 196.45000
230   Petie Behan 198.77300

 


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