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15 Greatest Rookie Pitchers of All-Time

We look at the hurlers who had amazing first seasons
<p> Athlon Sports baseball expert Charlie Miller identifies the 15 best rookie seasons ever by pitchers. Remember Fernandomania and The Bird?</p>

Baseball has been filled with great pitchers who started their careers with average performances and slowly developed over the course of several seasons. But for a select few hurlers, success came quickly. Here's our look at the best first-year pitchers in baseball history.