There were 49 pitchers from the first decade of the 1900s who pitched in at least 200 games. That is the lowest number of any decade in the history of Major League Baseball, other than the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. The first decade of the 1900s is an interesting decade to write about, because it is the single best decade in the history of MLB for pitching numbers and it was chock-full of high-caliber pitchers. In fact, there are nine pitchers from the first decade of the 1900s that are in the HOF, and that is more than any other decade in the history of Major League Baseball, along with the nine from the 1920s. So, making this top 10 is harder to do than any other decade, since there are nine HOFers. Eight of the nine made the top 10, so only two non-HOFers are in the top 10. á If a player ...
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