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Boston Red Sox Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All-Time

Here are my top 10 Boston Red Sox 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. Roger Clemens
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1984 – 1996

    Roger Clemens
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    81.2 69 383 382 192 111 3.06 2776 100 38 0 1045 943 856 2590 22.8% 1.16

  2. Cy Young
    • Age: 34 – 41
    • Years: 1901 – 1908

    Cy Young
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    66.1 69 327 297 192 112 2.00 2728.1 275 38 9 872 606 299 1341 0.97

  3. Pedro Martinez
    • Age: 26 – 32
    • Years: 1998 – 2004

    Pedro Martinez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    53.7 53 203 201 117 37 2.52 1383.2 22 8 0 428 387 309 1683 30.6% 0.98

  4. Lefty Grove
    • Age: 34 – 41
    • Years: 1934 – 1941

    Lefty Grove
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    44.8 71 214 190 105 62 3.34 1539.2 119 15 4 665 571 447 743 11.3% 1.32

  5. Luis Tiant
    • Age: 30 – 37
    • Years: 1971 – 1978

    Luis Tiant
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    36.4 85 274 238 122 81 3.36 1774.2 113 26 3 709 663 501 1075 14.8% 1.20

  6. Smoky Joe Wood
    • Age: 18 – 25
    • Years: 1908 – 1915

    Smoky Joe Wood
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.8 68 218 157 117 56 1.99 1418 121 28 9 485 313 412 986 1.08

  7. Mel Parnell
    • Age: 25 – 34
    • Years: 1947 – 1956

    Mel Parnell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.4 80 289 232 123 75 3.50 1752.2 113 20 10 797 682 758 732 9.7% 1.41

  8. Jon Lester
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 2006 – 2014

    Jon Lester
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    30.9 83 242 241 110 63 3.64 1519.1 10 3 0 655 615 529 1386 21.7% 1.29

  9. Dutch Leonard
    • Age: 21 – 26
    • Years: 1913 – 1918

    Dutch Leonard
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.4 78 211 160 90 64 2.13 1361.1 96 25 11 427 322 412 771 12.1% 1.14

  10. Tex Hughson
    • Age: 25 – 28, 30 – 33
    • Years: 1941 – 1944, 1946 – 1949

    Tex Hughson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    25.6 79 225 156 96 54 2.94 1375.2 99 19 17 504 450 372 693 12.2% 1.19

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