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Fewest IP to 20 wins

Posted by Andy on July 25, 2008

A reader asked about this on another post, and I had forgotten the answer until I looked it up.

Fewest IP in a 20-win season:

  Cnt Player              **IP**   W Year Age Tm  Lg  G  GS CG SHO GF  L  W-L% SV  H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+--+----+---+---+--+---+--+--+---+--+--+-----+--+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Bob Grim            199     20 1954  24 NYY AL  37 20  8   1  8  6  .769  0 175  78  72  85 108   3.26  105  9  825                  3                        0  4                            0           
    2 Pedro Martinez      199.1   20 2002  30 BOS AL  30 30  2   0  0  4  .833  0 144  62  50  40 239   2.26  202 13  787  726 35  3   1  15   2   4  10   8  5  2  0  3  .198  .254  .309  .563   47 3086 2052 
    3 Josh Beckett        200.2   20 2007  27 BOS AL  30 30  1   0  0  7  .741  0 189  76  73  40 194   3.27  145 17  822  772 45  3   0   5   3   2  12  14  6  1  0  3  .245  .286  .377  .663   69 3088 2041 
    4 Tim Hudson          202.1   20 2000  24 OAK AL  32 32  2   2  0  6  .769  0 169 100  93  82 169   4.14  113 24  847  746 32  3   5   7   5   7  17  24  3  1  0  7  .227  .306  .374  .680   75 3227 1918 
    5 Scott Erickson      204     20 1991  23 MIN AL  32 32  5   3  0  8  .714  0 189  80  72  71 108   3.18  134 13  851  762 39  5   3   6   5   7  22   4 10  0  0  4  .248  .314  .364  .678   83           
    6 David Cone          207.2   20 1998  35 NYY AL  31 31  3   0  0  7  .741  0 186  89  82  59 209   3.55  124 20  866  784 41  2   1  15   4   4   9  21  6  0  0  6  .237  .302  .371  .673   77           
    7 John Smiley         207.2   20 1991  26 PIT NL  33 32  2   1  0  8  .714  0 194  78  71  44 129   3.08  117 17  836  774 38  6   0   3  11   4  11  18 13  0  1  3  .251  .292  .381  .673   94           
    8 Andy Pettitte       208.1   21 2003  31 NYY AL  33 33  1   0  0  8  .724  0 227 109  93  50 180   4.02  109 21  896  835 34  6   3   1   5   5  18  13  1  0  0  5  .272  .312  .402  .714   89 3383 2185 
    9 Jamie Moyer         209.2   20 2001  38 SEA AL  33 33  1   0  0  6  .769  0 187  84  80  44 119   3.43  121 24  851  781 34  3   4  10   5  11  14  12  7  1  0  1  .239  .285  .383  .668   79 3093 1940 
   10 Russ Ortiz          212.1   21 2003  29 ATL NL  34 34  1   1  0  7  .750  0 177 101  90 102 149   3.81  112 17  912  793 41  3   7   4   6   7   9  22  5  2  0  5  .223  .312  .347  .659   76 3567 2102 
   11 Randy Johnson       213     20 1997  33 SEA AL  30 29  5   2  0  4  .833  0 147  60  54  77 291   2.28  196 20  850  758 32  1   2  10   4   1  11  13 16  3  0  4  .194  .277  .318  .595   56           
   12 Pedro Martinez      213.1   23 1999  27 BOS AL  31 29  5   1  1  4  .852  0 160  56  49  37 313   2.07  243  9  835  780 38  0   1   9   3   6  11  21 10  0  0  6  .205  .248  .288  .536   35           
   13 Jamie Moyer         215     21 2003  40 SEA AL  33 33  1   0  0  7  .750  0 199  83  78  66 129   3.27  132 19  897  810 39  1   3   8   7   6  19  11  6  4  0  0  .246  .307  .367  .674   81 3440 2134 
   14 Johnny Beazley      215.1   21 1942  24 STL NL  43 23 13   3 15  6  .778  3 181  67  51  73  91   2.13  162  4  890                  3                        0  7                            0           
   15 Matt Morris         216.1   22 2001  26 STL NL  34 34  2   1  0  8  .733  0 218  86  76  54 185   3.16  137 13  909  823 45  2   3  13  14   5  18  11  5  2  1  5  .265  .318  .372  .690   82 3331 2162 
   16 Rick Helling        216.1   20 1998  27 TEX AL  33 33  4   2  0  7  .741  0 209 109 106  78 164   4.41  109 27  922  827 44  5   6   1   6  10   7  11 12  0  0 10  .253  .314  .416  .730   85           
   17 Bob Forsch          217.1   20 1977  27 STL NL  35 35  8   2  0  7  .741  0 210  97  84  69  95   3.48  111 20  915  835 33  2   2   3   4   4  21  15  6  2  1  9  .251  .310  .368  .678   88           
   18 Derek Lowe          219.2   21 2002  29 BOS AL  32 32  1   1  0  8  .724  0 166  65  63  48 127   2.58  177 12  854  787 30  3   0  12   5   2  28  19  7  0  0  5  .211  .266  .302  .568   49 3068 1956 
   19 Ray Sadecki         220     20 1964  23 STL NL  37 32  9   2  2 11  .645  1 232 104  90  60 119   3.68  104 16  935  850 32  4   4   1  16   8  22   7  7  2  1  7  .273  .319  .376  .695   94           
   20 Roger Clemens       220.1   20 2001  38 NYY AL  33 33  0   0  0  3  .870  0 205  94  86  72 213   3.51  128 19  918  833 44  3   1   5   4   4  21  34  6  3  0 14  .246  .309  .375  .684   78 3590 2274 
   21 Tommy John          220.1   20 1977  34 LAD NL  31 31 11   3  0  7  .741  0 225  82  68  50 123   2.78  138 12  906  842 34  4   3   3  10   1  32   8 10  0  0  6  .267  .310  .360  .670   84           
   22 Andy Pettitte       221     21 1996  24 NYY AL  35 34  2   0  1  8  .724  0 229 105  95  72 162   3.87  129 23  929  844 37  3   2   3   7   3  23  10 11 10  1  6  .271  .330  .404  .734   83           
   23 Bartolo Colon       222.2   21 2005  32 LAA AL  33 33  2   0  0  8  .724  0 215  93  86  43 157   3.48  122 26  906  847 42  5   0   3   9   4  21   2  4  0  1  2  .254  .291  .407  .698   85 3236 2200 
   24 Dave McNally        224.1   21 1971  28 BAL AL  30 30 11   1  0  5  .808  0 188  75  72  58  91   2.89  116 24  899  822 36  3   2   5  10   4  24   1  4  4  0  5  .229  .282  .367  .649   90           
   25 Tom Glavine         225     20 1992  26 ATL NL  33 33  7   5  0  8  .714  0 197  81  69  70 129   2.76  133  6  919  839 37  4   7   2   2   6  18  13 10  0  0  5  .235  .293  .310  .603   72           

Mike Mussina is on pace to turn the trick this year, although odds are that he won't achieve it.

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One Response to “Fewest IP to 20 wins”

  1. Of course, the record for fewest IP to 18 wins is much, much lower.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/facero01.shtml