The 2012 season marks 143 total years of Major League Baseball, the oldest of any of the major sports leagues in the United States.  Only 207 players have been elected into the Hall of Fame, leaving fans with a good idea of who the best players of all time were.

Specifically, a list of the greatest starting pitchers is always hotly debated.  Whether it is throwing skills, statistics, championships, or career length, baseball's elite starting pitchers can be separated from the masses with careful analysis.