The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1950's

 

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The Top Ranked Starting Pitchers of the 1950'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   Robin Roberts 3.02160
2   Warren Spahn 3.02330
3   Early Wynn 6.54150
4   Billy Pierce 9.15160
5   Bob Lemon 10.82471
6   Whitey Ford 14.50029
7   Johnny Antonelli 14.74271
8   Allie Reynolds 16.68520
9   Mike Garcia 18.57225
10   Don Newcombe 19.67313
11   Lew Burdette 23.36714
12   Sal Maglie 24.28838
13   Jim Bunning 25.62133
14   Carl Erskine 30.53550
15   Sam Jones 31.37060
16   Bob Buhl 32.17860
17   Harvey Haddix 32.18514
18   Curt Simmons 33.12375
19   Frank Lary 33.73400
20   Bob Porterfield 33.90650
21   Bob Turley 34.09783
22   Frank Sullivan 34.81467
23   Bob Rush 36.32244
24   Larry Jansen 39.62250
25   Don Drysdale 40.09800
26   Vic Raschi 40.27880
27   Preacher Roe 40.98600
28   Billy Loes 44.41980
29   Herb Score 44.67667
30   Eddie Lopat 45.18550
31   Paul Foytack 45.98550
32   Bob Friend 46.60744
33   Virgil Trucks 47.60683
34   Tom Sturdivant 47.82650
35   Jack Harshman 49.21317
36   Mel Parnell 49.36880
37   Ewell Blackwell 50.09900
38   Murry Dickson 50.71743
39   Johnny Sain 51.38900
40   Larry Jackson 53.08075
41   Johnny Podres 55.36820
42   Dick Donovan 55.77220
43   Ned Garver 58.44044
44   Joe Nuxhall 58.67857
45   Gerry Staley 58.88067
46   Jim Hearn 60.48843
47   Tom Brewer 61.38450
48   Bob Feller 61.65040
49   Billy Hoeft 61.66383
50   Joe Dobson 62.31800
51   Bob Shaw 63.13000
52   Bobby Shantz 63.38850
53   Jack Sanford 63.83300
54   Ken Raffensberger 64.06450
55   Ray Narleski 64.34000
56   Brooks Lawrence 64.53900
57   Vinegar Bend Mizell 64.76700
58   Mickey McDermott 67.01100
59   Gene Conley 67.28620
60   Dave Koslo 68.04133
61   Ruben Gomez 69.05450
62   Billy O'Dell 69.35433
63   Gary Bell 69.59200
64   Jim Wilson 70.10233
65   Hoyt Wilhelm 71.21000
66   Cal McLish 72.45167
67   Ike Delock 73.19233
68   Art Houtteman 74.15420
69   Vern Law 74.84729
70   Don Mossi 76.96500
71   Vern Bickford 77.46800
72   Ray Moore 77.75000
73   Ted Gray 77.95200
74   Dizzy Trout 78.34333
75   Chuck Stobbs 78.91463
76   Russ Meyer 79.42640
77   Steve Gromek 80.84040
78   Warren Hacker 81.18380
79   Duke Maas 81.27233
80   Bud Daley 81.31000
81   Connie Johnson 81.45950
82   Ellis Kinder 81.91600
83   Paul Minner 82.34667
84   Art Ditmar 83.17875
85   Art Fowler 83.56167
86   Bob Purkey 84.63900
87   Tommy Byrne 84.87050
88   Willard Nixon 85.48640
89   Max Lanier 86.82733
90   Connie Marrero 86.99150
91   Max Surkont 87.22360
92   Johnny Klippstein 87.25483
93   Fred Hutchinson 88.27700
94   Ralph Branca 88.27700
95   Bob Hooper 88.57800
96   Saul Rogovin 89.31450
97   Alex Kellner 90.33886
98   Sandy Consuegra 90.72850
99   Harry Byrd 90.93050
100   Bob Kuzava 91.60800
101   Pedro Ramos 92.14250
102   Camilo Pascual 92.75840
103   Bob Cain 93.02200
104   Roger Craig 93.17550
105   Jim Brosnan 93.43000
106   Jim Perry 93.43000
107   Ron Kline 93.44520
108   Herm Wehmeier 93.46329
109   Bob Keegan 94.64000
110   Arnie Portocarrero 95.24600
111   Karl Drews 95.65000
112   Glen Hobbie 95.75100
113   Jim Konstanty 96.46000
114   Al Worthington 96.55700
115   Ben Wade 97.47000
116   Tom Morgan 97.66800
117   Sandy Koufax 99.23550
118   Hal Brown 99.41450
119   Lindy McDaniel 100.09600
120   Milt Pappas 100.19500
121   Chet Nichols 100.86633
122   Harry Perkowski 101.40700
123   Jerry Walker 101.51000
124   Johnny Kucks 102.31300
125   Ray Crone 102.81900
126   Mike Fornieles 102.82100
127   Bob Grim 102.97250
128   Walt Masterson 103.66067
129   Joe Coleman 103.73200
130   Lefty Chambers 104.63900
131   Sid Hudson 105.37350
132   Don Elston 105.55000
133   Bubba Church 106.23200
134   Hal Newhouser 106.35600
135   Don Larsen 107.14080
136   Howie Pollet 107.22160
137   Spec Shea 108.47700
138   Ray Scarborough 110.09300
139   Johnny Schmitz 110.69700
140   Dick Drott 110.85050
141   Sheldon Jones 111.00200
142   Bill Wight 111.38280
143   Bob Miller 112.81800
144   Duane Pillette 113.30200
145   Jim Owens 113.63000
146   Don Liddle 113.72900
147   Mike McCormick 114.48650
148   Moe Drabowsky 115.14100
149   Erv Palica 115.39550
150   Tom Poholsky 116.25200
151   Jim Davis 117.71850
152   Mudcat Grant 117.71850
153   Dean Stone 117.93533
154   Al Brazle 118.27600
155   Frank Hiller 119.95533
156   Harry Brecheen 121.00100
157   Ray Semproch 121.00300
158   Stu Miller 121.70600
159   Dick Littlefield 121.90800
160   Don Johnson 121.91000
161   Marv Grissom 123.12200
162   Danny McDevitt 123.73000
163   Ralph Terry 124.09633
164   Willie Ramsdell 126.45500
165   Fred Baczewski 127.36400
166   George Susce 127.77000
167   Howie Fox 128.27300
168   Ray Herbert 129.03050
169   Willard Schmidt 130.34350
170   Jackie Collum 130.89900
171   Cloyd Boyer 131.00200
172   Corky Valentine 132.82000
173   Ken Holcombe 132.82000
174   Carl Willey 133.72900
175   Jerry Casale 133.83000
176   George Zuverink 134.63800
177   Morrie Martin 134.63800
178   Steve Ridzik 134.63800
179   Dave Sisler 134.83600
180   Lou Brissie 138.27400
181   Randy Gumpert 138.80867
182   Hal Jeffcoat 139.18100
183   Tom Gorman 141.75650
184   Bill Werle 143.72800
185   Bob Anderson 143.93000
186   Turk Lown 144.93600
187   Luis Arroyo 145.04100
188   Lou Kretlow 147.36200
189   Dan Bankhead 147.36400
190   Jim McDonald 147.36400
191   Don Cardwell 150.49300
192   Mel Queen 150.99800
193   Julio Moreno 151.90700
194   Carl Scheib 152.01000
195   Russ Kemmerer 152.81400
196   Curt Raydon 152.81800
197   Juan Pizarro 154.03000
198   Marion Fricano 154.63400
199   Bob Trowbridge 154.63600
200   Paul LaPalme 157.36100
201   Curt Barclay 158.27200
202   Dave Hillman 158.42150
203   Wally Burnette 161.30200
204   Bill Macdonald 161.90800
205   Barry Latman 162.11000
206   Jack Urban 163.26950
207   Joe Presko 163.62300
208   Al Widmar 165.54400
209   Al Aber 167.36200
210   Sam Zoldak 167.36200
211   Howie Judson 169.18000
212   Stubby Overmire 169.18000
213   Dick Starr 170.99600
214   Red Munger 170.99800
215   Leo Kiely 172.81600
216   Bill Monbouquette 174.23000
217   Bob Chipman 174.63400
218   Ernie Broglio 176.25000
219   Don Gross 176.45200
220   Marlin Stuart 176.45200
221   Monk Dubiel 178.27000
222   Ramon Monzant 178.27000
223   Johnny Lindell 180.08800
224   Joey Jay 180.29000
225   Jake Thies 181.90600
226   Bill Fischer 182.31000
227   Taylor Phillips 182.51200
228   Stan Williams 184.33000
229   Don Kaiser 184.63300
230   Gene Bearden 188.37000
231   Hank Wyse 189.17800
232   Joe Hatten 189.17800
233   Bob Kelly 190.39000
234   Bob Hall 192.81400
235   Dick Fowler 192.81400
236   Charlie Bishop 194.63200
237   Ken Heintzelman 194.63200
238   Art Ceccarelli 194.93500
239   Bob Wiesler 195.23800
240   Gary Blaylock 198.47000
241   Hal Griggs 199.48000
242   Jim O'Toole 200.49000

 


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