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Pitchers are usually the team captains because they are chiefly in control of the game. Learn how starting pitching and closing pitching can make a difference in the win column.

Jack Chesbro

Jack Chesbro holds the modern record for wins in a season with 41 in 1903. After a productive career, Chesbro was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. You can see highlights of his career in this section.

Andy Cooper is considered one of the great left-handed pitchers, with a record-holding 29 saves. Learn about Andy Cooper’s career and statistics. See more »

Ray Brown pitched a one-hit shutout in 1944 for the Homestead Grays. Learn about Ray Brown’s impressive career as a pitcher and see his statistics. See more »

Jose Mendez reportedly killed a teammate with an errant fastball. Discover more about Jose Mendez’s lethally fast arm and career. See more »

Bruce Sutter introduced the split-finger fastball, a pitch that earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. See Bruce Stutter’s career statistics. See more »

Pitcher Rollie Fingers set records for the most saves and longest mustache in major-league history. Get statistics on this Hall of Fame member. See more »

Dennis Eckersley is considered one of the greatest closers of all time. Learn about pitcher Dennis Eckersley’s comeback career and see statistics. See more »

Pitcher Tom Seaver retired with a .603 career winning percentage. Learn about Seaver’s records, statistics and election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. See more »

Pitcher Phil Niekro was only the second knuckleballer to reach the Baseball Hall of Fame. Learn all about Niekro’s 24-year career and statistics. See more »

Learn about Steve Carlton’s Hall of Fame pitching career. Carlton won four Cy Young Awards and finished second to Nolan Ryan for all-time strikeouts. See more »

Pitcher Don Sutton is most remembered for his durability and consistency. See the Hall of Fame statistics from Sutton’s remarkable 23-year career. See more »