Strikeout Kings: The Best Pitchers In MLB History

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson is one of the best pitchers in baseball history, holding a top-ten slot in multiple pitching categories, including strikeouts (2,502), wins (373), and ERA (2.13). The two-time World Series champion even pitched two no-hitters during his 17-season career with the New York Giants.

Christy Mathewson, Major League Baseball Player, New York Giants, Harris & Ewing, 1912
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A five-time NL strikeout leader and five-time NL ERA leader, Mathewson retired from baseball with a solid 79 career shutouts.