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This is a list of the top 500 Major League Baseball winningest pitchers. In the sport of baseball, a win is a statistic credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead. The main exception is that a starting pitcher must complete five innings to earn a win; if this does not happen, the official scorer awards the win based on guidelines set forth in the official rules.

Cy Young holds the Major League Baseball win record with 511. Second is Walter Johnson with 417. Young and Johnson are the only players to earn 400 or more wins.

ListEdit

Listed are all Major League Baseball players with 106 or more wins, the current cutoff for the top 500 (includes ties for the top 500, whenever applicable). Players in bold face are active as of the 2008 Major League Baseball season (including free agents), with the number in parentheses designating the number of wins they have earned during that season.

The stats are updated as of August 23, 2008.

Rank Player (2008 Ws) W
1 Cy Young 511
2 Walter Johnson 417
3 Grover Cleveland Alexander 373
Christy Mathewson 373
5 Warren Spahn 363
6 Kid Nichols 361
7 Pud Galvin 360
8 Roger Clemens 354
9 Greg Maddux (6) 353
10 Tim Keefe 342
11 Steve Carlton 329
12 John Clarkson 328
13 Eddie Plank 326
14 Nolan Ryan 324
Don Sutton 324
16 Phil Niekro 318
17 Gaylord Perry 314
18 Tom Seaver 311
19 Charley Radbourn 310
20 Mickey Welch 307
21 Tom Glavine (2) 305
22 Lefty Grove 300
Early Wynn 300
24 Bobby Mathews 297
25 Randy Johnson (10) 294
26 Tommy John 288
27 Bert Blyleven 287
28 Robin Roberts 286
29 Ferguson Jenkins 284
Tony Mullane 284
31 Jim Kaat 283
32 Red Ruffing 273
33 Burleigh Grimes 270
34 Jim Palmer 268
35 Bob Feller 266
Mike Mussina (16) 266
Eppa Rixey 266
38 Jim McCormick 265
39 Gus Weyhing 264
40 Ted Lyons 260
41 Red Faber 254
Jack Morris 254
43 Carl Hubbell 253
Al Spalding 253
45 Bob Gibson 251
46 Vic Willis 249
47 Jack Quinn 247
48 Joe McGinnity 246
49 Dennis Martínez 245
Jack Powell 245
Amos Rusie 245
52 Juan Marichal 243
53 Jamie Moyer (11) 241
54 Herb Pennock 240
Frank Tanana 240
56 Mordecai Brown 239
David Wells 239
58 Clark Griffith 237
Waite Hoyt 237
60 Whitey Ford 236
61 Tommy Bond 234
62 Charlie Buffinton 233
63 Sad Sam Jones 229
Luis Tiant 229
Will White 229
66 George Mullin 228
67 Jim Bunning 224
Catfish Hunter 224
69 Paul Derringer 223
Mel Harder 223
71 Hooks Dauss 222
Jerry Koosman 222
73 Joe Niekro 221
74 Jerry Reuss 220
75 Kenny Rogers (9) 219
76 Bob Caruthers 218
Earl Whitehill 218
78 Freddie Fitzsimmons 217
Mickey Lolich 217
80 Wilbur Cooper 216
Charlie Hough 216
Curt Schilling 216
83 Stan Coveleski 215
Jim Perry 215
85 Andy Pettitte (13) 214
Rick Reuschel 214
87 Pedro Martínez (4) 213
88 Chief Bender 212
89 Kevin Brown 211
Bobo Newsom 211
Billy Pierce 211
Bob Welch 211
93 Jesse Haines 210
John Smoltz (3) 210
95 Vida Blue 209
Don Drysdale 209
Milt Pappas 209
98 Eddie Cicotte 208
99 Bob Lemon 207
Carl Mays 207
Hal Newhouser 207
102 Orel Hershiser 204
Silver King 204
104 Lew Burdette 203
Silver King 203
Jack Stivetts 203
107 Rube Marquard 201
Charley Root 201
109 Chuck Finley 200
George Uhle 200
111 Jack Chesbro 198
Bucky Walters 198
113 Dennis Eckersley 197
Larry French 197
Bob Friend 197
Jesse Tannehill 197
Adonis Terry 197
Dazzy Vance 197
119 Claude Osteen 196
Bob Shawkey 196
121 Joe Bush 195
Ed Walsh 195
123 Babe Adams 194
Doyle Alexander 194
Tommy Bridges 194
David Cone 194
Dwight Gooden 194
Larry Jackson 194
Sam Leever 194
Dolf Luque 194
131 Wes Ferrell 193
Curt Simmons 193
Rube Waddell 193
134 Lon Warneke 192
135 Dutch Leonard 191
Jim Whitney 191
137 Lefty Gomez 189
Deacon Phillippe 189
Doc White 189
140 Lee Meadows 188
Rick Wise 188
142 Brickyard Kennedy 187
Urban Shocker 187
144 Bill Donovan 186
Jimmy Key 186
Tom Zachary 186
147 Mike Cuellar 185
Mike Torrez 185
149 Dave McNally 184
Art Nehf 184
151 Red Ames 183
Bill Hutchison 183
153 Ed Reulbach 182
Allie Reynolds 182
155 Mark Langston 179
156 Hippo Vaughn 178
157 John Candelaria 177
Larry Corcoran 177
Virgil Trucks 177
160 Guy Bush 176
Frank Dwyer 176
Dave Stieb 176
Frank Viola 176
164 Chick Fraser 175
Tim Wakefield (7) 175
166 Ken Holtzman 174
Camilo Pascual 174
Slim Sallee 174
Rank Player (2008 Ws) W
169 Guy Hecker 173
Sadie McMahon 173
Fernando Valenzuela 173
172 Murry Dickson 172
173 George Bradley 171
Danny Darwin 171
Ed Morris 171
Eddie Rommel 171
Rick Sutcliffe 171
178 Bill Dinneen 170
Ron Guidry 170
Dizzy Trout 170
181 Kevin Appier 169
Bill Doak 169
Bill Lee 169
184 Bob Forsch 168
Dave Stewart 168
186 Alvin Crowder 167
Mike Flanagan 167
Pink Hawley 167
Bret Saberhagen 167
190 Bob Buhl 166
John Burkett 166
Howard Ehmke 166
Ed Lopat 166
Paul Splittorff 166
195 Sandy Koufax 165
Bill Sherdel 165
197 Red Donahue 164
Frank Killen 164
Mel Stottlemyre 164
John Montgomery Ward 164
Wilbur Wood 164
202 Scott Sanderson 163
203 Nig Cuppy 162
Bill Gullickson 162
Vern Law 162
Al Leiter 162
Earl Moore 162
Claude Passeau 162
209 Bump Hadley 161
Mike Moore 161
211 Ted Breitenstein 160
Addie Joss 160
213 Elton Chamberlain 159
214 Jack Coombs 158
Curt Davis 158
Willis Hudlin 158
Jeff Pfeffer 158
Steve Rogers 158
Schoolboy Rowe 158
Hal Schumacher 158
221 Jim Lonborg 157
Red Lucas 157
223 Mark Baldwin 156
224 Andy Benes 155
Doug Drabek 155
Rube Walberg 155
227 Jouett Meekin 153
228 Jesse Barnes 152
Rudy May 152
Jack Taylor 152
231 Tom Candiotti 151
Burt Hooton 151
Rick Rhoden 151
Jim Slaton 151
235 Rube Benton 150
Bartolo Colón (4) 150
Dizzy Dean 150
238 Dick McBride 149
Don Newcombe 149
240 Firpo Marberry 148
Johnny Podres 148
Brad Radke 148
Aaron Sele 148
244 Dave Foutz 147
245 Stan Bahnsen 146
Tim Belcher 146
Tim Hudson (11) 146
Bob Knepper 146
Ron Reed 146
250 Jack Billingham 145
Candy Cummings 145
Charlie Getzien 145
Mudcat Grant 145
Livan Hernandez (11) 145
Bruce Hurst 145
256 Claude Hendrix 144
Dennis Leonard 144
258 Harry Gumbert 143
Ray Kremer 143
Rip Sewell 143
Kevin Tapani 143
Steve Trachsel (2) 143
Hoyt Wilhelm 143
264 Johnny Allen 142
Joe Coleman 142
Bert Cunningham 142
Scott Erickson 142
Mike Garcia 142
Kevin Gross 142
Bobby Witt 142
271 Woodie Fryman 141
Matt Kilroy 141
Lindy McDaniel 141
Sam McDowell 141
Mike Morgan 141
276 Jim Clancy 140
Mike Hampton (2) 140
Charlie Leibrandt 140
Kevin Millwood (7) 140
Sonny Siebert 140
281 Larry Dierker 139
Red Ehret 139
Dutch Leonard 139
Johnny Sain 139
Frank Smith 139
Fred Toney 139
Hooks Wiltse 139
288 Dock Ellis 138
Kid Gleason 138
Tom Gordon (5) 138
Scott McGregor 138
Todd Stottlemyre 138
293 Mike Caldwell 137
Joe Dobson 137
Dutch Ruether 137
Jack Sanford 137
297 Ron Darling 136
Harvey Haddix 136
Harry Staley 136
300 Ramón Martínez 135
Joe Nuxhall 135
Ray Sadecki 135
Chris Short 135
304 Floyd Bannister 134
Mike Boddicker 134
Pete Donohue 134
Jim Maloney 134
Pat Malone 134
Mike McCormick 134
Steve Renko 134
Nap Rucker 134
Jerry Staley 134
313 Harry Brecheen 133
Ray Caldwell 133
Howie Camnitz 133
Darryl Kile 133
Fritz Peterson 133
318 Mark Gubicza 132
Danny MacFayden 132
George Mogridge 132
Vic Raschi 132
Woody Williams 132
323 Pat Hentgen 131
Harry Howell 131
Tom Hughes 131
Jon Lieber (2) 131
Denny McLain 131
Win Mercer 131
Juan Pizarro 131
Howie Pollet 131
331 Elden Auker 130
Cy Falkenberg 130
Noodles Hahn 130
Andy Messersmith 130
Kirk Rueter 130
336 Pedro Astacio 129
Rank Player (2008 Ws) W
Nelson Briles 129
Ned Garver 129
Charles Nagy 129
Bob Purkey 129
George Zettlein 129
342 Dean Chance 128
Mort Cooper 128
Frank Kitson 128
Frank Lary 128
Jason Schmidt 128
347 Joaquín Andújar 127
Jim Bagby 127
Larry Benton 127
George Earnshaw 127
Jack McDowell 127
Preacher Roe 127
Bob Rush 127
Jeff Suppan (9) 127
Lefty Tyler 127
356 Johnny Antonelli 126
Larry Gura 126
Roy Halladay (15) 126
Esteban Loaiza (1) 126
John Smiley 126
Ed Whitson 126
362 Jon Matlack 125
Clarence Mitchell 125
Dan Petry 125
Javier Vázquez (10) 125
366 Bob Ewing 124
Goose Gossage 124
Ross Grimsley 124
Mike Krukow 124
Lefty Leifield 124
Doc Medich 124
Terry Mulholland 124
Denny Neagle 124
Gary Peters 124
Mike Scott 124
376 Tom Browning 123
John Denny 123
Al Downing 123
Steve Gromek 123
Ad Gumbert 123
Hideo Nomo 123
Roy Oswalt (11) 123
Mel Parnell 123
Dick Ruthven 123
Greg Swindell 123
386 Ray Culp 122
Pat Dobson 122
Dick Donovan 122
Carl Erskine 122
Larry Jansen 122
Derek Lowe (10) 122
392 Steve Barber 121
Gary Bell 121
Bud Black 121
Ed Brandt 121
Jeff Fassero 121
Matt Morris 121
Dick Rudolph 121
Tully Sparks 121
Earl Wilson 121
Barry Zito (8) 121
402 Van Mungo 120
Jack Taylor 120
Bob Veale 120
405 Bob Groom 119
Bill Lee 119
Sal Maglie 119
Ken Raffensberger 119
Bobby Shantz 119
Johnny Vander Meer 119
Milt Wilcox 119
412 Mark Buehrle (11) 118
Kirby Higbe 118
Jimmy Ring 118
Bill Singer 118
416 Freddy García 117
Ken Hill 117
Thornton Lee 117
Chan Ho Park (4) 117
Pedro Ramos 117
Tommy Thomas 117
John Tudor 117
Mike Witt 117
Smoky Joe Wood 117
425 Bill Bernhard 116
Kid Carsey 116
Larry Cheney 116
Earl Hamilton 116
Joe Horlen 116
Jaime Navarro 116
José Rijo 116
Dummy Taylor 116
433 Dave Burba 115
Dick Ellsworth 115
Bruce Kison 115
Bob Ojeda 115
Togie Pittinger 115
Bob Stanley 115
Jeff Tesreau 115
440 Hal Carlson 114
Sid Fernandez 114
Rollie Fingers 114
Ken Forsch 114
Ron Kline 114
Bill Monbouquette 114
Fritz Ostermueller 114
Marty Pattin 114
Toad Ramsey 114
Shane Reynolds 114
Billy Rhines 114
CC Sabathia (14) 114
Sherry Smith 114
453 Tony Cloninger 113
Storm Davis 113
Dave Goltz 113
456 Fred Goldsmith 112
Danny Jackson 112
Syl Johnson 112
459 Jim Bibby 111
Watty Clark 111
Richard Dotson 111
Dolly Gray 111
Bill Hands 111
Pete Harnisch 111
Shane Rawley 111
Walt Terrell 111
Geoff Zahn 111
468 Jack Lynch 110
Gary Nolan 110
Russ Ortiz 110
Bob Tewksbury 110
472 Spud Chandler 109
Denny Galehouse 109
Don Gullett 109
Jim Hearn 109
Rick Honeycutt 109
Mark Portugal 109
Don Robinson 109
Ed Stein 109
Stan Williams 109
481 Hank Borowy 108
Ray Burris 108
Rip Collins 108
Bill Dietrich 108
Dick Drago 108
Max Lanier 108
Orval Overall 108
Bob Shaw 108
Bryn Smith 108
490 Alex Fernandez 107
Bob Harmon 107
J. R. Richard 107
Jim Scott 107
Chuck Stobbs 107
Steve Stone 107
Ralph Terry 107
497 Turk Farrell 106
Fred Frankhouse 106
Kirk McCaskill 106
Bob Smith 106
Whit Wyatt 106


Close to the top 500Edit

As of August 23, 2008, these active players are within five wins of entering the top 500, now with a cutoff of 106 career wins:

See also Edit

SourcesEdit

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