Hall of Famers and their Signature Pitches

The following is a list of Hall of Fame pitchers, sorted by the types of pitches described on their plaques in Cooperstown.


"Fast ball" or "Fastball"

Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, Jose Mendez, Hal Newhouser, Nolan Ryan, Hilton Smith, John Smoltz, Smokey Joe Williams

"Fire ball"

Amos Rusie

"Fastest ball"

Walter Johnson

"Split-fingered fastball"

John Smoltz, Bruce Sutter

"Curve ball"

Ray Brown, Candy Cummings, Jose Mendez, Hilton Smith, Vic Willis

"Breaking ball"

Bert Blyleven

"Slider"

Steve Carlton, Dennis Eckersley, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz

"Change-up"

Pedro Martínez

"Change of pace"

Tim Keefe, Smokey Joe Williams

"Changing speeds"

Tom Glavine, Fergie Jenkins

"Knuckleball"

Phil Niekro, Hoyt Wilhelm

"Spitball"

Burleigh Grimes