5. Walter Johnson (SP-Senators)
- 1907-27, Senators
- 2nd in Wins (417)
Just as Barry Bonds doesn’t get completely penalized for juicing during the Steroid Era, Washington Senators legend Walter Johnson doesn’t get pounded for pitching during the Dead-Ball Era.
As the highest-ranked pitcher on the list, Johnson was a complete nightmare for hitters during his day. Check out his stat-line during the 1913 season: 36-7, 1.14 ERA and 11 shutouts.
Granted, it was a different game during those days, but Johnson still stood out from the crowd.
He led the league in strikeouts an astounding 12-times and still holds the all-time record with 110 complete-game shutouts (a record I don’t see anybody breaking anytime soon).