The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1940's

 

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The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1940'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   Bob Feller 3.26467
2   Hal Newhouser 5.00430
3   Whit Wyatt 17.83175
4   Mort Cooper 18.33683
5   Claude Passeau 19.71214
6   Rip Sewell 20.05189
7   Dizzy Trout 20.38525
8   Harry Brecheen 20.70971
9   Tex Hughson 21.16960
10   Bucky Walters 21.32663
11   Max Lanier 22.55350
12   Allie Reynolds 22.59971
13   Virgil Trucks 23.11467
14   Kirby Higbe 25.80417
15   Johnny Vander Meer 27.92514
16   Spud Chandler 28.27633
17   Dutch Leonard 29.42711
18   Hank Borowy 29.55650
19   Bob Lemon 34.03800
20   Larry Jansen 34.03800
21   Johnny Sain 34.21900
22   Warren Spahn 35.53200
23   Fred Hutchinson 35.83500
24   Bobo Newsom 36.70225
25   Lon Warneke 40.43467
26   Dave Ferriss 41.44467
27   Vic Raschi 42.82700
28   Ralph Branca 43.73400
29   Joe Dobson 43.90743
30   Johnny Schmitz 44.77350
31   Red Ruffing 46.12433
32   Eddie Lopat 46.40500
33   Howie Pollet 46.79350
34   Red Munger 48.91450
35   Elmer Riddle 49.36900
36   Tiny Bonham 50.27343
37   Mickey Haefner 50.65914
38   Murry Dickson 50.93450
39   Mel Parnell 51.00800
40   Tommy Bridges 53.13125
41   Paul Derringer 53.55767
42   Jack Kramer 53.85320
43   Joe Hatten* 54.26750
44   Johnny Beazley 54.64600
45   Preacher Roe 54.82280
46   Jim Tobin 58.09520
47   Lou Brissie 58.28000
48   Johnny Rigney 58.58300
49   Marius Russo 59.08800
50   Ewell Blackwell 59.15333
51   Hank Wyse 59.67080
52   Sheldon Jones 61.00700
53   Phil Marchildon 62.45840
54   Curt Davis 62.51383
55   Al Brazle 63.30700
56   Bill Voiselle 63.53933
57   Ted Lyons 63.59733
58   Bob Muncrief 63.66500
59   Don Newcombe 63.73600
60   Dave Koslo 64.26650
61   Schoolboy Rowe 65.46483
62   Thornton Lee 65.73100
63   Freddie Fitzsimmons 66.36200
64   Harry Gumbert 66.84180
65   Vic Lombardi 66.90240
66   Al Javery 67.09450
67   Nels Potter 67.36700
68   Alex Kellner 67.37200
69   Hal Schumacher 67.97400
70   Johnny Niggeling 68.10083
71   Junior Thompson 68.28100
72   Al Benton 68.72040
73   Ken Raffensberger 68.92240
74   Mike Garcia 69.19000
75   Larry French 69.65733
76   Bill Bevens 70.46533
77   Al Smith 72.08867
78   Hugh Casey 72.82600
79   Ken Burkhart 72.82600
80   Ted Wilks 72.82600
81   Ellis Kinder 74.03400
82   Ernie White 74.64200
83   Jim Bagby 74.82080
84   Roger Wolff 76.19440
85   Max Butcher 76.36950
86   Russ Meyer 76.46000
87   Steve Gromek 76.72733
88   Denny Galehouse 76.79038
89   Eddie Smith 76.88120
90   Early Wynn 77.83100
91   Earl Johnson 78.28000
92   Clyde Shoun 78.37900
93   Orval Grove 78.61840
94   Red Barrett 78.82040
95   Nate Andrews 78.88200
96   Dick Fowler 81.48680
97   Spec Shea 81.91400
98   Lefty Gomez 81.91600
99   Ray Prim 81.91600
100   Fritz Ostermueller 82.05240
101   Vern Bickford 82.82300
102   Tommy Byrne 83.73400
103   Bill Lohrman 83.99933
104   Nick Strincevich 84.16350
105   Cliff Melton 84.64325
106   Hi Bithorn 85.55000
107   Sid Hudson 85.88350
108   Ken Heintzelman 86.53629
109   Randy Gumpert 86.56000
110   Carl Hubbell 86.96200
111   Charlie Wagner 87.36800
112   Ed Heusser 87.70267
113   Mel Harder 88.12775
114   Robin Roberts 88.27700
115   Russ Christopher 88.91050
116   Al Hollingsworth 89.18400
117   Rex Barney 89.18600
118   Butch Wensloff 89.18800
119   Elden Auker 89.52067
120   Atley Donald 90.39600
121   Sig Jakucki 91.00400
122   Al Milnar 91.17033
123   Mickey Harris 91.81000
124   Al Gettel 92.82000
125   Joe Coleman 92.82000
126   Ed Head 92.82200
127   Monk Dubiel 93.91000
128   Ray Scarborough 94.66750
129   Vern Olsen 95.54700
130   Gene Bearden 95.54900
131   Jesse Flores 96.07120
132   Stubby Overmire 96.63700
133   Bill Dietrich 96.93980
134   Jim Turner 98.98500
135   Bill Lee 100.18871
136   Paul Erickson 100.98000
137   Joe Haynes 101.73750
138   Hal Gregg 101.91200
139   Walt Masterson 102.54550
140   Sam Zoldak 104.06467
141   Ray Starr 104.63900
142   Johnny Humphries 104.81800
143   Oscar Judd 105.32300
144   Joe Bowman 105.57967
145   Harry Feldman 106.45700
146   Mace Brown 106.66100
147   Gerry Staley 107.36800
148   Jim Hearn 107.36800
149   Johnny Babich 108.58000
150   Marv Breuer 108.77800
151   Monty Kennedy 108.98000
152   Frank Papish 109.08300
153   Joe Beggs 109.59000
154   Dick Barrett 109.78800
155   Dick Newsome 109.78800
156   Bill Wight 110.09300
157   Ned Garver 110.09300
158   Jack Wilson 110.49900
159   Jack Banta 111.00400
160   Milo Candini 111.00400
161   Cliff Fannin 112.81800
162   Howie Krist 112.82200
163   Bob Klinger 113.18833
164   Bob Carpenter 113.72900
165   Ken Chase 113.86167
166   Fred Sanford 114.63800
167   Hal White 114.63800
168   Lefty Chambers 114.64000
169   Tommy Hughes 115.84800
170   Steve Sundra 116.45400
171   Art Houtteman 116.45600
172   Arnold Carter 116.45800
173   Vern Kennedy 116.58867
174   Luke Hamlin 117.76700
175   Rube Melton 118.27400
176   Ken Gables 118.27600
177   Manny Salvo 119.01267
178   Marino Pieretti 119.18300
179   Van Mungo 119.18300
180   Bob Chesnes 120.09200
181   Harry Taylor 120.09400
182   Don Black 120.27100
183   Charley Schanz 121.00100
184   Lum Harris 121.68500
185   Jack Knott 121.70800
186   Joe Page 121.71000
187   Carl Scheib 121.91000
188   Johnny Lanning 121.91200
189   Hugh Mulcahy 123.93200
190   Red Embree 124.39933
191   Alex Carrasquel 124.63700
192   Clint Hartung 125.54400
193   Si Johnson 125.90175
194   Bob Chipman 126.45500
195   Bill Werle 127.36600
196   Bill McGee 127.66700
197   Ed Klieman 128.27300
198   Blix Donnelly 129.18200
199   Bob Rush 129.18200
200   Johnny Hutchings 129.18400
201   Ted Gray 129.18400
202   Al Gerheauser 129.78600
203   Johnny Gorsica 130.05533
204   Howie Fox 132.21000
205   Bill McCahan 132.82000
206   Bill Posedel 133.52700
207   Johnny Allen 134.58550
208   Dick Errickson 135.44400
209   Herm Wehmeier 136.45400
210   Chuck Stobbs 136.45600
211   Joe Sullivan 137.36500
212   Tom Earley 138.27400
213   Bob Harris 139.28200
214   Ed Wright 139.89000
215   Doyle Lade 140.09000
216   Bob Kuzava 140.09200
217   Ray Poat 140.09200
218   Tom Seats 140.09200
219   Bill Fleming 141.90800
220   Jake Mooty 141.91000
221   Tex Carleton 143.12200
222   George Dockins 143.72800
223   Tommy de la Cruz 145.54600
224   Buck Ross 146.35200
225   Art Herring 147.36400
226   Tex Shirley 148.17000
227   Billy Pierce 149.18200
228   Bob Logan 149.18200
229   Ed Hanyzewski 149.18200
230   Chubby Dean 149.34633
231   Bill Kennedy 150.08900
232   Curt Simmons 150.99800
233   Lou Tost 151.00000
234   Rufe Gentry 151.00000
235   Hank Gornicki 152.81800
236   Lefty Grove 153.16950
237   Dick Mauney 154.63600
238   Kent Peterson 156.45200
239   Jack Brewer 156.45400
240   Ed Bahr 160.09000
241   Wally Hebert 160.09000
242   Johnny Podgajny 160.99700
243   Bill Zuber 161.90800
244   Emmett O'Neill 162.81500
245   Yank Terry 162.81500
246   Al Jurisich 163.72600
247   Jack Kraus 163.72600
248   Jim Wilson 163.72600
249   Joe Ostrowski 163.72600
250   Les Mueller 165.54400
251   Clem Hausmann 167.36000
252   Art Johnson 167.36200
253   Lou Knerr 171.90500
254   Rube Fischer 174.63200
255   Ewald Pyle 174.63400
256   Warren Hacker 174.63400
257   Xavier Rescigno 176.45200
258   Herb Hash 177.66400
259   Dutch Dietz 180.08800
260   Les McCrabb 180.08800
261   Johnnie Wittig 181.90600
262   Paul Calvert 183.72400
263   Ken Trinkle 184.33000
264   Cy Blanton 185.54200
265   Dutch McCall 185.54200
266   Al Papai 189.17800
267   Lee Grissom 189.17800
268   Pinky Woods 189.17800
269   Buddy Lively 190.99600
270   Boom-Boom Beck 191.09700
271   Bob Savage 192.41000
272   Charlie Sproull 192.81400
273   Karl Drews 192.81400
274   Bryan Stephens 194.63200
275   Ike Pearson 194.93500
276   Bill Beckmann 196.45000
277   George Caster 196.85400
278   Lefty Hoerst 198.26800
279   Orie Arntzen 198.26800
280   Herman Besse 200.08600

 


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