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Pitching Hero Trivia Quest

Posted by Raphy on September 23, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the players who were leading baseball in various offensive categories in the '00s. Here is the pitching version of that article. The leaders are much  more predictable than the last one.

Games: He had to play for 7 different teams to do it, but Dave Weathers has this category locked up.

  Cnt Player              **G**  From  To   Ages  GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+--------+----+----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Dave Weathers        708   2000 2009 30-39   2   0   0 260  42  51  .452  73  766.1  699  311  283  323  554   3.32  131  75  3275  51  33   2  11 MIL-TOT-NYM-CIN  .246  .328  .384  .712  103  55  23 130  18  82   37  20   1
    2 LaTroy Hawkins       650   2000 2009 27-36   0   0   0 257  34  37  .479  87  672    638  261  243  208  491   3.25  140  56  2797  24   7   0  35 MIN-CHC-TOT-BAL-COL-TOT-HOU  .252  .308  .369  .677   92  26  20 112   9  54   33  18   2
    3 Mariano Rivera       646   2000 2009 30-39   0   0   0 584  45  39  .536 394  708.1  544  182  165  137  664   2.10  213  38  2791  18  29   1   6 NYY          .209  .256  .285  .541   55  17  10  64   9  52   37  17   1

Games Started: Apparently pitching for the Expos in 2003 was good for longevity.

  Cnt Player             **GS** From  To   Ages   G   CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Livan Hernandez     330   2000 2009 25-34  330  36   7   0 128 124  .508   0 2188.2 2435 1159 1085  718 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19
    2 Javier Vazquez      325   2000 2009 23-32  326  22   6   0 127 115  .525   0 2148   2090 1019  953  527 1985   3.99  113 267  8964  40  63   4  58 MON-NYY-ARI-CHW-ATL  .253  .302  .414  .716  103  81  46 425  49 150   72  34   9
    3 Jeff Suppan         318   2000 2009 25-34  321  11   4   0 115 108  .516   0 1953.1 2144 1076  977  679 1073   4.50  101 257  8542  47  82   5  67 KCR-TOT-STL-MIL  .281  .344  .453  .797  124  87  61 443  50 208   83  40  15
    4 Barry Zito          318   2000 2009 22-31  319  10   4   0 133 105  .559   0 1989.2 1766  924  847  819 1492   3.83  115 208  8441  34  81   7  36 OAK-SFG      .238  .319  .375  .694  101  75  59 325  32 161  116  69  22

Innings Pitched: Buehrle jumps up the list.

  Cnt Player              **IP**   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+----------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Livan Hernandez     2188.2   2000 2009 25-34  330 330  36   7   0 128 124  .508   0 2435 1159 1085  718 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19
    2 Javier Vazquez      2148     2000 2009 23-32  326 325  22   6   0 127 115  .525   0 2090 1019  953  527 1985   3.99  113 267  8964  40  63   4  58 MON-NYY-ARI-CHW-ATL  .253  .302  .414  .716  103  81  46 425  49 150   72  34   9
    3 Mark Buehrle        2051.2   2000 2009 21-30  324 299  24   8   6 134  96  .583   0 2132  968  867  469 1185   3.80  122 236  8523  35  52  10  17 CHW          .270  .314  .420  .734  109  61  49 413  32 240   39  55  65
    4 Barry Zito          1989.2   2000 2009 22-31  319 318  10   4   0 133 105  .559   0 1766  924  847  819 1492   3.83  115 208  8441  34  81   7  36 OAK-SFG      .238  .319  .375  .694  101  75  59 325  32 161  116  69  22

Decisions: The top 2 are getting repetative.

  Cnt Player            **Dec** From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Livan Hernandez     252   2000 2009 25-34  330 330  36   7   0 128 124  .508   0 2188.2 2435 1159 1085  718 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19
    2 Javier Vazquez      242   2000 2009 23-32  326 325  22   6   0 127 115  .525   0 2148   2090 1019  953  527 1985   3.99  113 267  8964  40  63   4  58 MON-NYY-ARI-CHW-ATL  .253  .302  .414  .716  103  81  46 425  49 150   72  34   9
    3 Barry Zito          238   2000 2009 22-31  319 318  10   4   0 133 105  .559   0 1989.2 1766  924  847  819 1492   3.83  115 208  8441  34  81   7  36 OAK-SFG      .238  .319  .375  .694  101  75  59 325  32 161  116  69  22

Wins: Making 215 starts for the Yankees has to help.

  Cnt Player             **W**  From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Andy Pettitte       147   2000 2009 28-37  301 298  11   3   1  88  .626   0 1871.2 1962  910  810  538 1436   3.89  114 164  7959  29  32   8  30 NYY-HOU      .270  .321  .400  .721  109  65  47 379  38 188  105  46  45
    2 Randy Johnson       143   2000 2009 36-45  284 281  32  12   1  78  .647   0 1882.1 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26
    3 Jamie Moyer         140   2000 2009 37-46  319 315  11   3   2  94  .598   0 1975   2022  987  929  548 1174   4.23  103 270  8393  31  80   3  21 SEA-TOT-PHI  .265  .318  .432  .750  114  66  59 404  31 154  132  58  31

Losses: Weaver has the most with a losing record.

  Cnt Player             **L**  From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Livan Hernandez     124   2000 2009 25-34  330 330  36   7   0 128  .508   0 2188.2 2435 1159 1085  718 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19
    2 Javier Vazquez      115   2000 2009 23-32  326 325  22   6   0 127  .525   0 2148   2090 1019  953  527 1985   3.99  113 267  8964  40  63   4  58 MON-NYY-ARI-CHW-ATL  .253  .302  .414  .716  103  81  46 425  49 150   72  34   9
    3 Jeff Suppan         108   2000 2009 25-34  321 318  11   4   0 115  .516   0 1953.1 2144 1076  977  679 1073   4.50  101 257  8542  47  82   5  67 KCR-TOT-STL-MIL  .281  .344  .453  .797  124  87  61 443  50 208   83  40  15
    4 Jeff Weaver         106   2000 2009 23-32  280 245  16   7  10  90  .459   2 1627   1770  889  830  438 1070   4.59   94 195  7042  36 106   3  37 DET-TOT-NYY-LAD-SEA  .277  .331  .443  .774  115  59  51 378  48 117   82  54  13

Saves: 1 and 2 are no-brainers

  Cnt Player             **SV** From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Mariano Rivera      394   2000 2009 30-39  646   0   0   0 584  45  39  .536  708.1  544  182  165  137  664   2.10  213  38  2791  18  29   1   6 NYY          .209  .256  .285  .541   55  17  10  64   9  52   37  17   1
    2 Trevor Hoffman      360   2000 2009 32-41  540   0   0   0 461  21  40  .344  527    430  179  163  121  518   2.78  143  46  2119  20   5   0  17 SDP-MIL      .219  .265  .346  .611   83  17  16  87  11  29   20   5   0
    3 Jason Isringhause   284   2000 2009 27-36  541   0   0   0 447  27  28  .491  556.1  439  211  187  234  510   3.03  143  41  2342  27  19   1  24 OAK-STL-TBR  .214  .298  .320  .618   67  21  12  84   6  38   48   6   0
    4 Billy Wagner        284   2000 2009 28-37  553   0   0   0 465  23  24  .489  576.1  404  174  155  167  691   2.42  182  55  2291  18  22   1  32 HOU-PHI-NYM-TOT  .198  .265  .310  .575   51  12   9  63   5  34   34  14   6

Holds: The career middle reliever.

                   Games Link to Individual Games
+-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
 Arthur Rhodes       191 Ind. Games
 Scot Shields        154 Ind. Games
 Bobby Howry         153 Ind. Games

Blown Saves: I didn't see that one coming.

                   Games Link to Individual Games
+-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
 Francisco Cordero    56 Ind. Games
 Jason Isringhause    55 Ind. Games
 LaTroy Hawkins       50 Ind. Games

Complete Games: No surprise here.

  Cnt Player             **CG** From  To   Ages   G   GS SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Roy Halladay         45   2000 2009 23-32  273 265  12   4 137  69  .665   0 1865.1 1822  790  712  372 1385   3.44  133 151  7647  21  51   7  37 TOR          .255  .295  .373  .668   97  34  37 333  29 179  156  44   2
    2 Livan Hernandez      36   2000 2009 25-34  330 330   7   0 128 124  .508   0 2188.2 2435 1159 1085  718 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19
    3 Randy Johnson        32   2000 2009 36-45  284 281  12   1 143  78  .647   0 1882.1 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26

Shutouts: Bob Gibson had more in 1 season.

  Cnt Player            **SHO** From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Roy Halladay         12   2000 2009 23-32  273 265  45   4 137  69  .665   0 1865.1 1822  790  712  372 1385   3.44  133 151  7647  21  51   7  37 TOR          .255  .295  .373  .668   97  34  37 333  29 179  156  44   2
    2 Randy Johnson        12   2000 2009 36-45  284 281  32   1 143  78  .647   0 1882.1 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26
    3 Tim Hudson           11   2000 2009 24-33  287 286  21   0 136  76  .642   0 1905.1 1814  811  742  563 1255   3.50  125 154  7945  59  71   6  52 OAK-ATL      .252  .311  .372  .683   83  75  40 317  42 201  116  49  13
    4 C.C. Sabathia        11   2001 2009 20-28  286 286  28   0 135  80  .628   0 1879.2 1729  818  755  583 1579   3.62  122 168  7788  21  57  11  36 CLE-TOT-NYY  .246  .306  .377  .683  104  54  54 362  30 163  126  71  15

W-L%   (at least 100 decisions):

  Cnt Player             **W-L%** Dec From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez       .691   162 2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50   0 1464   1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Roger Clemens        .682   157 2000 2007 37-44  229 228   3   1   0 107  50   0 1454.1 1268  596  539  478 1356   3.34  133 129  6029  19  45   2  53 NYY-HOU      .233  .299  .360  .659   73  37  31 253  25 104  154  44  12
    3 Johan Santana        .670   182 2000 2009 21-30  310 234   9   6  23 122  60   1 1709.2 1430  641  592  473 1733   3.12  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18

ERA (at least 1000 innings):

  Cnt Player              **ERA**  Dec From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+----------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez        3.00   162 2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1464   1165  527  488  349 1618  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Johan Santana         3.12   182 2000 2009 21-30  310 234   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1709.2 1430  641  592  473 1733  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18
    3 Roy Oswalt            3.23   207 2001 2009 23-31  283 271  18   6   5 137  70  .662   0 1803.1 1756  695  647  412 1473  134 154  7455  30  66   4  21 HOU          .256  .303  .388  .691  102  84  44 367  36 164   35  31   5

ERA+ (at least 1000 innings):

  Cnt Player            **ERA+** Dec From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA   HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+--------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez       152   162 2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1464   1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Johan Santana        143   182 2000 2009 21-30  310 234   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1709.2 1430  641  592  473 1733   3.12 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18
    3 Brandon Webb         142   149 2003 2009 24-30  199 198  15   8   1  87  62  .584   0 1319.2 1200  557  479  435 1065   3.27  92  5515  34  50   6  56 ARI          .243  .309  .352  .661   73  60  35 215  24 140  143  46   9

Strikeouts:

  Cnt Player             **SO**  From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+--------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Randy Johnson       2179   2000 2009 36-45  284 281  32  12   1 143  78  .647   0 1882.1 1612  788  698  484   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26
    2 Javier Vazquez      1985   2000 2009 23-32  326 325  22   6   0 127 115  .525   0 2148   2090 1019  953  527   3.99  113 267  8964  40  63   4  58 MON-NYY-ARI-CHW-ATL  .253  .302  .414  .716  103  81  46 425  49 150   72  34   9
    3 Johan Santana       1733   2000 2009 21-30  310 234   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1709.2 1430  641  592  473   3.12  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18
    4 Pedro Martinez      1618   2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1464   1165  527  488  349   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6

SO /9 IP (at least 1000 innings):

  Cnt Player             **SO/9**   IP   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Randy Johnson       10.42   1882.1 2000 2009 36-45  284 281  32  12   1 143  78  .647   0 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26
    2 Kerry Wood          10.05   1103.2 2000 2009 23-32  304 152  10   4 108  66  58  .532  53  875  480  455  516 1233   3.71  116 124  4677  15  79   2  47 CHC-CLE      .219  .317  .366  .683   91  47  33 175  22  72   82  33  16
    3 Pedro Martinez       9.95   1464   2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6

BB:

  Cnt Player             **BB**  From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+--------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Barry Zito           819   2000 2009 22-31  319 318  10   4   0 133 105  .559   0 1989.2 1766  924  847 1492   3.83  115 208  8441  34  81   7  36 OAK-SFG      .238  .319  .375  .694  101  75  59 325  32 161  116  69  22
    2 Doug Davis           729   2000 2009 24-33  285 267   7   3   4  89  96  .481   0 1617   1674  831  765 1198   4.26  107 167  7107  26  38  10  58 TEX-TOT-MIL-ARI  .270  .348  .415  .763  125  92  41 319  41 164   82  51  43
    3 Livan Hernandez      718   2000 2009 25-34  330 330  36   7   0 128 124  .508   0 2188.2 2435 1159 1085 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19

Fewest Walks/9 IP (at least 1000 innings):

  Cnt Player             **BB/9** Dec From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Brad Radke           1.36   153 2000 2006 27-33  214 214  19   7   0  82  71  .536   0 1366   1502  676  632  206  803   4.16  112 175  5696   8  41   1  15 MIN          .280  .310  .446  .756   93  45  44 284  39  92   70  41   7
    2 David Wells          1.40   156 2000 2007 37-44  216 215  18   3   0  98  58  .628   0 1362   1559  689  643  212  791   4.25  105 157  5766   9  38   3  25 TOR-CHW-NYY-SDP-BOS-TOT  .287  .316  .440  .756   97  46  36 320  21 113   92  33  20
    3 Greg Maddux          1.43   235 2000 2008 34-42  308 308  16   7   0 134 101  .570   0 1939.2 1965  877  797  308 1211   3.70  117 196  7964  59  57   4  24 ATL-CHC-TOT-SDP  .265  .297  .402  .699   83 109  64 363  35 158  250  66   8

Hits Batsmen: It helps to have a W as your last initial:

  Cnt Player            **HBP** From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Tim Wakefield       106   2000 2009 33-42  345 249   7   0  30 110  94  .539   7 1744   1657  923  835  614 1207   4.31  109 222  7458  18   3  70 BOS          .249  .320  .408  .728  101  21  49 348  26 126  273  68   9
    2 Jeff Weaver         106   2000 2009 23-32  280 245  16   7  10  90 106  .459   2 1627   1770  889  830  438 1070   4.59   94 195  7042  36   3  37 DET-TOT-NYY-LAD-SEA  .277  .331  .443  .774  115  59  51 378  48 117   82  54  13
    3 Jamey Wright        101   2000 2009 25-34  325 155   4   3  37  56  82  .406   0 1155.1 1195  682  615  579  696   4.79   94 121  5134  45   5  51 MIL-TOT-KCR-COL-SFG-TEX-KCR  .273  .368  .413  .781  120  39  31 204  25 159  102  45  31

HR:

  Cnt Player             **HR** From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Jamie Moyer         270   2000 2009 37-46  319 315  11   3   2 140  94  .598   0 1975   2022  987  929  548 1174   4.23  103  8393  31  80   3  21 SEA-TOT-PHI  .265  .318  .432  .750  114  66  59 404  31 154  132  58  31
    2 Javier Vazquez      267   2000 2009 23-32  326 325  22   6   0 127 115  .525   0 2148   2090 1019  953  527 1985   3.99  113  8964  40  63   4  58 MON-NYY-ARI-CHW-ATL  .253  .302  .414  .716  103  81  46 425  49 150   72  34   9
    3 Jeff Suppan         257   2000 2009 25-34  321 318  11   4   0 115 108  .516   0 1953.1 2144 1076  977  679 1073   4.50  101  8542  47  82   5  67 KCR-TOT-STL-MIL  .281  .344  .453  .797  124  87  61 443  50 208   83  40  15

Fewest HR/9 IP (at least 1000 IP):

  Cnt Player             **HR/9**   IP   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Brandon Webb         0.63   1319.2 2003 2009 24-30  199 198  15   8   1  87  62  .584   0 1200  557  479  435 1065   3.27  142  92  5515  34  50   6  56 ARI          .243  .309  .352  .661   73  60  35 215  24 140  143  46   9
    2 Derek Lowe           0.72   1823   2000 2009 27-36  408 268   9   3 115 130  98  .570  66 1848  876  768  512 1170   3.79  118 145  7694  38  54   8  30 BOS-LAD-ATL  .263  .317  .382  .699  103  69  35 334  32 214  179  42   6
    3 Roy Halladay         0.73   1865.1 2000 2009 23-32  273 265  45  12   4 137  69  .665   0 1822  790  712  372 1385   3.44  133 151  7647  21  51   7  37 TOR          .255  .295  .373  .668   97  34  37 333  29 179  156  44   2

WHIP (at least 1000 IP):

  Cnt Player             **WHIP**   IP   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez      1.034   1464   2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Johan Santana       1.113   1709.2 2000 2009 21-30  310 234   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1430  641  592  473 1733   3.12  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18
    3 Randy Johnson       1.114   1882.1 2000 2009 36-45  284 281  32  12   1 143  78  .647   0 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26

SO/BB (at least 1000 IP):

  Cnt Player             **K/BB**   IP   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Curt Schilling       6.01   1569.1 2000 2007 33-40  243 221  26   7  21 117  63  .650   9 1515  630  618  257 1545   3.54  133 194  6368   9  21   1  23 TOT-ARI-BOS  .252  .284  .409  .693   76  50  28 311  26  92   39  31   8
    2 Pedro Martinez       4.64   1464   2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    3 Randy Johnson        4.50   1882.1 2000 2009 36-45  284 281  32  12   1 143  78  .647   0 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26

Lowest BA against (at least 1000 IP):

  Cnt Player              **BA**    IP   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams        OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez       .216   1464   2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Kerry Wood           .219   1103.2 2000 2009 23-32  304 152  10   4 108  66  58  .532  53  875  480  455  516 1233   3.71  116 124  4677  15  79   2  47 CHC-CLE      .317  .366  .683   91  47  33 175  22  72   82  33  16
    3 Johan Santana        .225   1709.2 2000 2009 21-30  310 234   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1430  641  592  473 1733   3.12  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18

Lowest OPS+ against (at least 1000 IP):

  Cnt Player            **OPS+**   IP   From  To   Ages   G   GS  CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+--------+------+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez        65   1464   2000 2009 28-37  226 226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Brandon Webb          73   1319.2 2003 2009 24-30  199 198  15   8   1  87  62  .584   0 1200  557  479  435 1065   3.27  142  92  5515  34  50   6  56 ARI          .243  .309  .352  .661  60  35 215  24 140  143  46   9
    3 Roger Clemens         73   1454.1 2000 2007 37-44  229 228   3   1   0 107  50  .682   0 1268  596  539  478 1356   3.34  133 129  6029  19  45   2  53 NYY-HOU      .233  .299  .360  .659  37  31 253  25 104  154  44  12

Average Game Score (at least 100 starts):

  Cnt Player            **AvGS**  GS From  To   Ages   G   CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+--------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Pedro Martinez        61   226 2000 2009 28-37  226  18   6   0 112  50  .691   0 1464   1165  527  488  349 1618   3.00  152 130  5897  10  85   2  24 BOS-NYM-PHI  .216  .273  .344  .617   65  40  32 244  27  71   99  26   6
    2 Johan Santana         60   234 2000 2009 21-30  310   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1709.2 1430  641  592  473 1733   3.12  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18
    3 Randy Johnson         59   281 2000 2009 36-45  284  32  12   1 143  78  .647   0 1882.1 1612  788  698  484 2179   3.34  137 212  7672  22  88  12  34 ARI-NYY-SFG  .231  .287  .377  .664   80  74  39 325  32 107  170  96  26

Quality Start % (at least 100 Starts):

  Cnt Player             **QS%**   GS From  To   Ages   G   CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Roy Oswalt           .683   271 2001 2009 23-31  283  18   6   5 137  70  .662   0 1803.1 1756  695  647  412 1473   3.23  134 154  7455  30  66   4  21 HOU          .256  .303  .388  .691  102  84  44 367  36 164   35  31   5
    2 Brandon Webb         .672   198 2003 2009 24-30  199  15   8   1  87  62  .584   0 1319.2 1200  557  479  435 1065   3.27  142  92  5515  34  50   6  56 ARI          .243  .309  .352  .661   73  60  35 215  24 140  143  46   9
    3 Johan Santana        .667   234 2000 2009 21-30  310   9   6  23 122  60  .670   1 1709.2 1430  641  592  473 1733   3.12  143 187  6946  10  34  10  65 MIN-NYM      .225  .281  .368  .649   88  44  30 293  30  97   35  36  18

Pitches/GS (at least 100 GS):

  Cnt Player            **Pt/GS**  GS From  To   Ages   G   CG SHO  GF  W   L   W-L%  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO    ERA  ERA+  HR   BF  IBB HBP  BK  WP Teams         BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  SH  SF  2B  3B GDP  SB   CS  Pk
+----+-----------------+---------+---+----+----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+-----+---+------+----+----+----+----+----+------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+----+---+---+
    1 Carlos Zambrano     106.0   236 2001 2009 20-28  257   8   3   4 104  67  .608   0 1536.1 1305  665  601  693 1310   3.52  126 126  6535  36  81   4  49 CHC          .231  .322  .353  .675   98  72  28 255  30 132   39  46  12
    2 Livan Hernandez     105.7   330 2000 2009 25-34  330  36   7   0 128 124  .508   0 2188.2 2435 1159 1085  718 1331   4.46   96 250  9478  57  57   7  29 SFG-MON-WSN-TOT-ARI  .286  .343  .440  .783  125 119  81 443  57 217  116  62  19
    3 Al Leiter           105.6   179 2000 2005 34-39  186   5   4   2  72  61  .541   0 1096.1 1016  515  461  480  867   3.78  111 104  4731  30  55   6  18 NYM-TOT      .247  .332  .384  .716   92  57  28 215  17  89  120  51  24 

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2 Responses to “Pitching Hero Trivia Quest”

  1. Why don't you guys have "franchise played for" choices for the pitching season finder? It's there for batting...

  2. I missed the opportunity to chime in on the whole “decade debacle dialog” last time around as I was away from baseball-reference.com for awhile, so let me get my 2.09 cents-worth (adjusted for inflation) in here…

    The 210th decade of the Gregorian calendar does indeed span the years 2001 – 2010, but as B30b30 correctly points out, a decade can be any span of ten consecutive years. The Gregorian calendar is based on an erroneous estimate of the birth of Jesus – an event of little significance to 2/3 of the world’s population anyway – and one that has no direct significance to baseball.

    I personally think that we should start MLB decades in 1876 – the first year of operation of the National League; or perhaps 1869 – the first year of operation of the National Association (the first recognized “major league of baseball”). A third option, though it would preclude some of the earliest years, would be to use 1903 (the year the AL and NL signed the National Agreement) as the first year.

    Using my preferred “first year” (1876), the first MLB decade spans the years 1876 – 1885, and the 13th MLB decade ended in 2005. We’re only about a third of the way through the 14th MLB decade, so we have a long way to go to see who the leaders will be.

    No matter what span we pick for our “official” decade, there’ll be players who missed the first year(s) and others who retired before the last year, some whose best years fit (nearly) perfectly in that frame while others’ best straddle the border between “decades”.

    For the decade 2000 – 2009, we see Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter’s names near the tops of many of these lists. That’s helped by the years of their births; For A-Rod, the decade covers his age 24 to age 33 seasons, and for Jeter it covers his age 26 to age 35 seasons – essentially their prime years. That’s not to take away from their achievements, but on the other hand, players like Ken Griffey Jr. and Jim Thome saw their peak years split between the 90’s and 00’s. For Junior, the decade 2000 – 2009 represents his age 30 to age 39 seasons, and for Thome it represents his age 29 to age 38 seasons. For these two, their primes started before the decade (but too far into the 90’s to rise to the tops of those lists) and by the end of the decade they were both past their prime and into their declining years.

    Perhaps the best solution (at least when it comes to comparing players) is to simply compare their “best decades” – the span of any 10 consecutive years in which they produced the most (however you want to measure that).

    The bottom line – these lists are fun to look at and reflect upon, but have little statistical significance beyond that. Still… keep them coming, Raphy!