Warren Spahn did not need too many pitches and once said, "A pitcher needs two pitches — one they're looking for and one to cross 'em up." Tommy John had a few more in his repertoire and once said, "Four basic ones — fastball, curve, slider, and change-up — plus eight illegal ones."
Those who enjoyed A Swing And A Miss by J. Patrick Lewis might want to check out some of these other poems he has contributed to Baseball Almanac: Baseball Parks, The Reason for Rainbows and Father Time Is Coming (or check out his website for even more).
Who do you believe had the best arsenal at his disposal? Connie Mack thought it was Rube Waddell, others historians / experts say the fastball-curveball combination of Sandy Koufax was the best ever, and you probably have an opinion of your own that we would love to see on our message board.