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The Best Pitchers In Baseball History, Ranked



30. Rube Waddell

As one of baseball’s original players, Rube Waddell quickly became among the first hard-throwing strikeout pitchers, a spectacle that fans eagerly watched. When his career came to a close, he had 2,316 strikeouts under his belt – especially astonishing in an era where hitters were more focused on putting the ball in play. Even more astonishing is the fact that his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 3 to 1.