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Atlanta Braves Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All-Time

Here are my top 10 Atlanta Braves starting pitchers of all-time. To be eligible a player had to have at least 75 starts with the franchise. Also, pitchers are only eligible as a starter or reliever so if they for both they will be listed at the position I feel they had the most success. If you think I missed someone or have them in the wrong order, comment below.


  1. Phil Niekro
    • Age: 25 – 44, 48
    • Years: 1964 – 1983, 1987

    Phil Niekro
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    89.9 84 740 595 268 230 3.20 4622.2 226 43 29 1922 1645 1458 2912 15.1% 1.23

  2. Greg Maddux
    • Age: 27 – 37
    • Years: 1993 – 2003

    Greg Maddux
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    66.1 61 363 363 194 88 2.63 2526.2 61 21 0 845 739 383 1828 18.1% 1.05

  3. Warren Spahn
    • Age: 21, 25 – 43
    • Years: 1942, 1946 – 1964

    Warren Spahn
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    92.2 83 714 635 356 229 3.05 5046 374 63 29 1912 1710 1378 2493 12.0% 1.19

  4. John Smoltz
    • Age: 21 – 32, 34 – 41
    • Years: 1988 – 1999, 2001 – 2008

    John Smoltz
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    67.2 79 708 466 210 147 3.26 3395 53 16 154 1336 1229 992 3011 21.6% 1.17

  5. Tom Glavine
    • Age: 21 – 36, 42
    • Years: 1987 – 2002, 2008

    Tom Glavine
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    58.7 83 518 518 244 147 3.41 3408 52 22 0 1428 1291 1177 2091 14.6% 1.30

  6. Vic Willis
    • Age: 22 – 29
    • Years: 1898 – 1905

    Vic Willis
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.6 90 206 197 89 109 2.70 1685.1 182 18 3 730 505 483 828 1.23

  7. Tim Hudson
    • Age: 29 – 37
    • Years: 2005 – 2013

    Tim Hudson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    24.4 87 244 243 113 72 3.56 1573 9 5 0 662 622 464 997 15.2% 1.24

  8. Johnny Sain
    • Age: 24, 28 – 33
    • Years: 1942, 1946 – 1951

    Johnny Sain
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    21.4 92 257 206 104 91 3.49 1624.1 121 15 11 733 629 502 698 10.1% 1.32

  9. Lew Burdette
    • Age: 24 – 36
    • Years: 1951 – 1963

    Lew Burdette
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    26.3 97 468 330 179 120 3.53 2638 146 30 23 1163 1036 557 923 8.4% 1.23

  10. Bob Buhl
    • Age: 24 – 33
    • Years: 1953 – 1962

    Bob Buhl
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    23.0 90 282 220 109 72 3.27 1599.2 83 16 5 673 582 782 791 11.5% 1.39

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