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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.

Chief Bender

As a member of Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's from 1903 to 1914, Charles Albert Bender (1884-1954) was surrounded by fellow All-Star pitchers Eddie Plank and Rube Waddell and backed up by the famous "$100,000 Infield."

Andy Cooper

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

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

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

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 »

Rollie Fingers

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

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 »

Tom Seaver

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 »

Phil Niekro

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 »

Steve Carlton

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 »

Don Sutton

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 »