Progressive Leaders & Records for WAR for Pitchers

Table
Year Career WAR   Single-Season WAR   ActiveWAR   Yearly WAR
1871 George Zettlein 4.9 George Zettlein 4.9 George Zettlein 4.9 George Zettlein 4.9
1872 Al Spalding+ 14.3 Al Spalding+ 10.8 Al Spalding+ 14.3 Al Spalding+ 10.8
1873 Al Spalding+ 21.8 Al Spalding+ 10.8 Al Spalding+ 21.8 Bobby Mathews 10.0
1874 Bobby Mathews 31.6 Bobby Mathews 13.5 Bobby Mathews 31.6 Bobby Mathews 13.5
1875 Al Spalding+ 43.4 Bobby Mathews 13.5 Al Spalding+ 43.4 Al Spalding+ 12.8

1876 Al Spalding+ 52.6 Jim Devlin 18.0 Al Spalding+ 52.6 Jim Devlin 18.0
1877 Al Spalding+ 52.2 Jim Devlin 18.0 Al Spalding+ 52.2 Jim Devlin 13.3
1878 Al Spalding+ 52.2 Jim Devlin 18.0 Tommy Bond 47.0 Tommy Bond 13.8
1879 Tommy Bond 61.4 Jim Devlin 18.0 Tommy Bond 61.4 Tommy Bond 14.4
1880 Tommy Bond 62.9 Jim Devlin 18.0 Tommy Bond 62.9 Jim McCormick 10.4
1881 Tommy Bond 62.9 Jim Devlin 18.0 Tommy Bond 62.9 George Derby 8.8
1882 Tommy Bond 62.6 Jim Devlin 18.0 Tommy Bond 62.6 Jim McCormick 11.2
1883 Tommy Bond 62.6 Tim Keefe+ 19.7 Bobby Mathews 52.4 Tim Keefe+ 19.7
1884 Jim McCormick 63.0 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Jim McCormick 63.0 Pud Galvin+ 20.5
1885 Jim McCormick 65.7 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Jim McCormick 65.7 Ed Morris 13.6
1886 Jim McCormick 72.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Jim McCormick 72.9 Toad Ramsey 12.6
1887 Jim McCormick 75.5 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Jim McCormick 75.5 John Clarkson+ 14.9
1888 Pud Galvin+ 77.2 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Pud Galvin+ 77.2 Silver King 14.5
1889 Pud Galvin+ 78.2 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Pud Galvin+ 78.2 John Clarkson+ 16.7
1890 Tim Keefe+ 83.0 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tim Keefe+ 83.0 Silver King 13.8
1891 Tim Keefe+ 81.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tim Keefe+ 81.9 Bill Hutchinson 10.5
1892 Tim Keefe+ 87.7 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tim Keefe+ 87.7 Cy Young+ 14.1
1893 Tim Keefe+ 88.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tim Keefe+ 88.9 Kid Nichols+ 11.8
1894 Tim Keefe+ 88.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 John Clarkson+ 85.7 Amos Rusie+ 14.2
1895 Tim Keefe+ 88.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Kid Nichols+ 61.9 Cy Young+ 12.1
1896 Tim Keefe+ 88.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Kid Nichols+ 69.0 Cy Young+ 10.1
1897 Tim Keefe+ 88.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Kid Nichols+ 79.9 Kid Nichols+ 10.8
1898 Kid Nichols+ 90.6 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Kid Nichols+ 90.6 Kid Nichols+ 10.8
1899 Kid Nichols+ 98.0 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Kid Nichols+ 98.0 Vic Willis+ 10.5
1900 Kid Nichols+ 102.7 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Kid Nichols+ 102.7 Cy Young+ 7.5
1901 Cy Young+ 110.2 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 110.2 Cy Young+ 12.6
1902 Cy Young+ 120.2 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 120.2 Cy Young+ 10.0
1903 Cy Young+ 127.4 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 127.4 Joe McGinnity+ 11.6
1904 Cy Young+ 136.9 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 136.9 Rube Waddell+ 10.5
1905 Cy Young+ 144.5 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 144.5 Irv Young 9.2
1906 Cy Young+ 146.6 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 146.6 Vic Willis+ 8.2
1907 Cy Young+ 154.2 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 154.2 Ed Walsh+ 7.7
1908 Cy Young+ 163.8 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 163.8 Christy Mathewson+ 11.1
1909 Cy Young+ 167.0 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 167.0 Christy Mathewson+ 9.2
1910 Cy Young+ 169.4 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 169.4 Walter Johnson+ 11.2
1911 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Cy Young+ 170.3 Vean Gregg 9.1
1912 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Christy Mathewson+ 89.4 Walter Johnson+ 13.5
1913 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Christy Mathewson+ 96.3 Walter Johnson+ 14.6
1914 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Christy Mathewson+ 96.9 Walter Johnson+ 11.9
1915 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Christy Mathewson+ 95.7 Walter Johnson+ 11.2
1916 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Christy Mathewson+ 95.3 Pete Alexander+ 10.6
1917 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 99.1 Eddie Cicotte 11.4
1918 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 109.3 Walter Johnson+ 10.2
1919 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 119.8 Walter Johnson+ 10.5
1920 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 122.3 Pete Alexander+ 12.1
1921 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 127.1 Red Faber+ 11.3
1922 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 132.6 Red Faber+ 9.6
1923 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 137.1 Dolf Luque 10.6
1924 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 143.9 Dazzy Vance+ 10.4
1925 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 148.9 Herb Pennock+ 6.6
1926 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 152.7 George Uhle 8.4
1927 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Walter Johnson+ 152.3 Tommy Thomas 8.4
1928 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Pete Alexander+ 115.0 Dazzy Vance+ 10.0
1929 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Pete Alexander+ 117.5 Willis Hudlin 7.5
1930 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Pete Alexander+ 117.0 Lefty Grove+ 9.5
1931 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Red Faber+ 65.2 Lefty Grove+ 10.1
1932 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Red Faber+ 66.6 Lefty Grove+ 9.0
1933 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Red Faber+ 68.4 Carl Hubbell+ 8.8
1934 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 64.9 Dizzy Dean+ 8.5
1935 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 74.4 Lefty Grove+ 9.5
1936 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 85.4 Lefty Grove+ 11.1
1937 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 95.0 Lefty Grove+ 9.6
1938 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 100.2 Bill Lee 7.7
1939 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 107.2 Bob Feller+ 9.3
1940 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 110.0 Bob Feller+ 9.9
1941 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Lefty Grove+ 109.9 Thornton Lee 8.7
1942 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Carl Hubbell+ 67.8 Mort Cooper 8.4
1943 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Carl Hubbell+ 67.8 Spud Chandler 6.5
1944 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Mel Harder 47.7 Dizzy Trout 9.6
1945 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Red Ruffing+ 54.4 Hal Newhouser+ 11.2
1946 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Ted Lyons+ 67.2 Bob Feller+ 10.0
1947 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Red Ruffing+ 55.4 Ewell Blackwell 9.5
1948 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 56.4 Harry Brecheen 8.9
1949 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 57.6 Mel Parnell 7.9
1950 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 61.8 Ned Garver 7.3
1951 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 65.0 Robin Roberts+ 8.0
1952 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 62.1 Bobby Shantz 9.1
1953 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 63.2 Robin Roberts+ 9.8
1954 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 64.8 Robin Roberts+ 9.0
1955 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 65.2 Billy Pierce 6.9
1956 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Feller+ 65.2 Early Wynn+ 7.8
1957 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 67.9 Frank Sullivan 6.4
1958 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 72.0 Frank Lary 6.7
1959 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 77.5 Camilo Pascual 7.8
1960 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 80.2 Ernie Broglio 7.2
1961 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 84.3 Don Cardwell 6.1
1962 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 89.9 Hank Aguirre, Bob Purkey 7.3
1963 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 93.9 Sandy Koufax+ 10.7
1964 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 92.0 Dean Chance 9.3
1965 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Warren Spahn+ 92.6 Juan Marichal+ 10.3
1966 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Robin Roberts+ 83.1 Sandy Koufax+ 10.3
1967 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Jim Bunning+ 59.7 Jim Bunning+ 7.8
1968 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Don Drysdale+ 61.4 Bob Gibson+ 11.2
1969 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Don Drysdale+ 61.2 Bob Gibson+ 10.4
1970 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Gibson+ 64.8 Bob Gibson+ 8.9
1971 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Gibson+ 69.7 Wilbur Wood 11.7
1972 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Gibson+ 76.7 Steve Carlton+ 12.0
1973 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Gibson+ 80.6 Tom Seaver+ 10.6
1974 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Gibson+ 82.2 Jon Matlack 9.0
1975 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bob Gibson+ 81.9 Jim Palmer+ 8.4
1976 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Gaylord Perry+ 76.1 Mark Fidrych 9.6
1977 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 79.2 Rick Reuschel 9.4
1978 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 84.0 Phil Niekro+ 10.0
1979 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 87.3 Phil Niekro+ 7.6
1980 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 89.0 Steve Carlton+ 10.2
1981 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 93.0 Bert Blyleven+ 5.6
1982 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Gaylord Perry+ 92.4 Dave Stieb 7.7
1983 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 94.7 John Denny 7.4
1984 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 98.7 Dave Stieb 7.9
1985 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 103.8 Dwight Gooden 12.2
1986 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Tom Seaver+ 106.3 Teddy Higuera 9.4
1987 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Phil Niekro+ 97.4 Roger Clemens 9.4
1988 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bert Blyleven+ 90.4 Mark Gubicza 7.7
1989 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bert Blyleven+ 96.4 Bret Saberhagen 9.7
1990 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bert Blyleven+ 96.2 Roger Clemens 10.6
1991 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Nolan Ryan+ 82.5 Tom Glavine+ 8.5
1992 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Bert Blyleven+ 96.5 Greg Maddux+ 9.2
1993 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Nolan Ryan+ 83.8 Jose Rijo 9.3
1994 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 71.7 Greg Maddux+ 8.5
1995 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 73.6 Greg Maddux+ 9.7
1996 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 81.3 Pat Hentgen 8.5
1997 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 93.2 Roger Clemens 11.9
1998 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 101.4 Kevin Brown 8.6
1999 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 104.3 Pedro Martinez+ 9.7
2000 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 108.8 Pedro Martinez+ 11.7
2001 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 114.5 Randy Johnson+ 10.0
2002 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 117.0 Randy Johnson+ 10.9
2003 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 121.1 Roy Halladay 8.1
2004 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 126.6 Johan Santana 8.6
2005 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 134.3 Roger Clemens 7.8
2006 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 137.9 Johan Santana 7.5
2007 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roger Clemens 139.4 Roy Oswalt 6.7
2008 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Greg Maddux+ 104.6 Tim Lincecum 7.9
2009 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Randy Johnson+ 104.3 Zack Greinke 10.4
2010 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roy Halladay 56.8 Roy Halladay 8.3
2011 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roy Halladay 65.7 Roy Halladay 8.9
2012 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roy Halladay 66.6 Justin Verlander 7.8
2013 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Roy Halladay 65.6 Clayton Kershaw 7.8
2014 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Mark Buehrle 58.2 Clayton Kershaw 7.5
2015 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 Mark Buehrle 59.2 Zack Greinke 9.3
2016 Cy Young+ 170.3 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 CC Sabathia 57.9 Justin Verlander 6.6
2017 Cy Young+ 170.5 Pud Galvin+ 20.5 CC Sabathia 58.3 Chris Sale 2.0
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