Progressive Leaders & Records for Hits per 9 IP

Table
Year Career H9   Single-Season H9   ActiveH9   Yearly H9
1871 Rynie Wolters 10.972 Rynie Wolters 10.972
1872 Cherokee Fisher 7.609 Cherokee Fisher 7.609
1873 Al Spalding+ 10.820 Cherokee Fisher 7.609 Al Spalding+ 10.820 Cherokee Fisher 9.605
1874 Dick McBride 10.483 Cherokee Fisher 7.609 Dick McBride 10.483 Dick McBride 9.499
1875 Cherokee Fisher 10.252 Joe Borden 6.409 Cherokee Fisher 10.252 Joe Borden 6.409

1876 George Bradley 8.199 George Bradley 7.382 George Bradley 8.199 George Bradley 7.382
1877 George Bradley 8.756 George Bradley 7.382 George Bradley 8.756 Tommy Bond 9.156
1878 George Bradley 8.756 George Bradley 7.382 George Bradley 8.756 Bobby Mitchell 7.762
1879 Will White 9.038 George Bradley 7.382 Will White 9.038 Bill McGunnigle 8.475
1880 John Ward+ 8.193 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 John Ward+ 8.193 Tim Keefe+ 5.829
1881 John Ward+ 8.317 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 John Ward+ 8.317 Jim McCormick 8.281
1882 Larry Corcoran 7.438 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Larry Corcoran 7.438 Guy Hecker 6.490
1883 Larry Corcoran 7.905 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Larry Corcoran 7.905 Tim Keefe+ 7.095
1884 Tony Mullane 7.790 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Tony Mullane 7.790 Charlie Sweeney 6.585
1885 Ed Morris 7.071 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Ed Morris 7.071 Tim Keefe+ 6.750
1886 Ed Morris 7.178 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Ed Morris 7.178 Toad Ramsey 6.834
1887 Toad Ramsey 7.581 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Toad Ramsey 7.581 Mike Smith 8.048
1888 Tim Keefe+ 7.659 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Tim Keefe+ 7.659 Tim Keefe+ 6.569
1889 Tim Keefe+ 7.679 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Tim Keefe+ 7.679 Jack Stivetts 7.184
1890 Tim Keefe+ 7.739 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Tim Keefe+ 7.739 Frank Knauss 6.726
1891 Amos Rusie+ 7.580 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.580 Amos Rusie+ 7.033
1892 Amos Rusie+ 7.354 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.354 Tony Mullane 6.773
1893 Amos Rusie+ 7.578 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.578 Amos Rusie+ 8.421
1894 Amos Rusie+ 7.749 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.749 Amos Rusie+ 8.635
1895 Amos Rusie+ 7.879 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.879 Brownie Foreman 8.442
1896 Amos Rusie+ 7.879 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.879 Billy Rhines 8.056
1897 Tim Keefe+ 7.910 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 7.962 Cy Seymour 8.069
1898 Tim Keefe+ 7.910 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 8.016 Kid Nichols+ 7.330
1899 Tim Keefe+ 7.910 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 8.016 Vic Willis+ 7.275
1900 Tim Keefe+ 7.910 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Amos Rusie+ 8.016 Rube Waddell+ 7.591
1901 Tim Keefe+ 7.910 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Vic Willis+ 7.991 Happy Townsend 7.392
1902 Tim Keefe+ 7.910 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Vic Willis+ 8.036 Bill Bernhard 7.009
1903 Christy Mathewson+ 7.865 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Christy Mathewson+ 7.865 Earl Moore 7.122
1904 Rube Waddell+ 7.709 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Rube Waddell+ 7.709 Mordecai Brown+ 6.570
1905 Rube Waddell+ 7.465 Tim Keefe+ 5.829 Rube Waddell+ 7.465 Rube Waddell+ 6.326
1906 Addie Joss+ 7.422 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Addie Joss+ 7.422 Ed Reulbach 5.326
1907 Jake Weimer 7.384 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Jake Weimer 7.384 Carl Lundgren 5.652
1908 Ed Walsh+ 7.075 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Ed Walsh+ 7.075 Mordecai Brown+ 6.166
1909 Ed Reulbach 6.454 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Ed Reulbach 6.454 Cy Morgan 6.259
1910 Ed Reulbach 6.684 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Ed Reulbach 6.684 Russ Ford 5.826
1911 Ed Reulbach 6.827 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Ed Reulbach 6.827 Vean Gregg 6.327
1912 Ed Reulbach 6.989 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Ed Reulbach 6.989 Walter Johnson+ 6.317
1913 Walter Johnson+ 6.894 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 6.894 Walter Johnson+ 6.035
1914 Walter Johnson+ 6.903 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 6.903 Dutch Leonard 5.568
1915 Jeff Tesreau 6.805 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Jeff Tesreau 6.805 Pete Alexander+ 6.050
1916 Walter Johnson+ 6.921 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 6.921 Larry Cheney 6.332
1917 Walter Johnson+ 6.914 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 6.914 Stan Coveleski+ 6.094
1918 Babe Ruth+ 6.692 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 6.692 Allan Sothoron 6.546
1919 Walter Johnson+ 6.919 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 6.919 Pete Alexander+ 6.894
1920 Walter Johnson+ 6.972 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 6.972 Dolf Luque 7.281
1921 Walter Johnson+ 7.093 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Walter Johnson+ 7.093 Red Faber+ 7.975
1922 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Dixie Davis 8.363
1923 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Dolf Luque 7.798
1924 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Dazzy Vance+ 6.947
1925 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Dolf Luque 8.134
1926 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Lefty Grove+ 7.919
1927 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Wilcy Moore 7.817
1928 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Dazzy Vance+ 7.256
1929 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.113 George Earnshaw 8.234
1930 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.142 Bump Hadley 8.366
1931 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.142 Bump Hadley 7.264
1932 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.142 Steve Swetonic 7.414
1933 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Babe Ruth+ 7.177 Hal Schumacher 6.924
1934 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Lefty Gomez+ 8.123 Lefty Gomez+ 7.125
1935 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Lefty Gomez+ 8.130 Cy Blanton 7.785
1936 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Lefty Gomez+ 8.210 Monte Pearson 7.708
1937 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Lefty Gomez+ 8.105 Lefty Gomez+ 7.534
1938 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Lefty Gomez+ 8.210 Johnny Vander Meer 7.070
1939 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Lefty Gomez+ 8.180 Bob Feller+ 6.886
1940 Bob Feller+ 7.043 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.043 Bob Feller+ 6.884
1941 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.140 Johnny Vander Meer 6.840
1942 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.140 Mort Cooper 6.685
1943 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.140 Allie Reynolds 6.342
1944 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.140 Steve Gromek 7.070
1945 Bob Feller+ 7.098 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.098 Hal Newhouser+ 6.865
1946 Bob Feller+ 7.022 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.022 Hal Newhouser+ 6.612
1947 Bob Feller+ 7.009 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.009 Spec Shea 6.397
1948 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.142 Spec Shea 6.764
1949 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.245 Tommy Byrne 5.740
1950 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.341 Early Wynn+ 6.992
1951 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.441 Allie Reynolds 6.964
1952 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Lemon+ 7.590 Bob Lemon+ 6.859
1953 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Feller+ 7.640 Warren Spahn+ 7.148
1954 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Tommy Byrne 7.351 Bob Turley 6.477
1955 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Tommy Byrne 7.399 Bob Turley 6.130
1956 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Whitey Ford+ 7.305 Herb Score 5.848
1957 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Whitey Ford+ 7.377 Bob Turley 6.125
1958 Bob Turley 6.714 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Turley 6.714 Bob Turley 6.530
1959 Bob Turley 6.897 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Turley 6.897 Herb Score 6.890
1960 Bob Turley 6.929 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Turley 6.929 Ernie Broglio 6.840
1961 Bob Turley 7.040 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Turley 7.040 Chuck Estrada 6.750
1962 Bob Turley 7.119 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Bob Turley 7.119 Sandy Koufax+ 6.542
1963 Ed Walsh+ 7.123 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Sandy Koufax+ 7.130 Al Downing 5.841
1964 Sandy Koufax+ 7.008 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Sandy Koufax+ 7.008 Joe Horlen 6.066
1965 Sandy Koufax+ 6.804 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Sandy Koufax+ 6.804 Sandy Koufax+ 5.792
1966 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Sam McDowell 6.021
1967 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Ed Reulbach 5.326 Sam McDowell 6.985 Gary Peters 6.473
1968 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Luis Tiant 5.296 Sam McDowell 6.793 Luis Tiant 5.296
1969 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Luis Tiant 5.296 Sam McDowell 6.832 Andy Messersmith 6.084
1970 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Luis Tiant 5.296 Sam McDowell 6.853 Wayne Simpson 6.392
1971 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Luis Tiant 5.296 Sam McDowell 6.838 Vida Blue 6.029
1972 Sandy Koufax+ 6.792 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Sam McDowell 6.958 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261
1973 Nolan Ryan+ 6.212 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.212 Jim Bibby 6.418
1974 Nolan Ryan+ 6.158 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.158 Nolan Ryan+ 5.979
1975 Nolan Ryan+ 6.248 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.248 Catfish Hunter+ 6.805
1976 Nolan Ryan+ 6.228 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.228 Nolan Ryan+ 6.109
1977 Nolan Ryan+ 6.192 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.192 Nolan Ryan+ 5.960
1978 Nolan Ryan+ 6.271 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.271 Ron Guidry 6.150
1979 Nolan Ryan+ 6.317 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.317 J.R. Richard 6.773
1980 Nolan Ryan+ 6.443 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.443 Mario Soto 5.958
1981 Nolan Ryan+ 6.421 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.421 Nolan Ryan+ 5.980
1982 Nolan Ryan+ 6.468 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.468 Nolan Ryan+ 7.047
1983 Nolan Ryan+ 6.450 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.450 Nolan Ryan+ 6.143
1984 Nolan Ryan+ 6.477 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.477 Dwight Gooden 6.647
1985 Nolan Ryan+ 6.564 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.564 Sid Fernandez 5.706
1986 Nolan Ryan+ 6.540 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.540 Mike Scott 5.949
1987 Nolan Ryan+ 6.541 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.541 Nolan Ryan+ 6.548
1988 Nolan Ryan+ 6.593 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.593 Sid Fernandez 6.112
1989 Nolan Ryan+ 6.568 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.568 Nolan Ryan+ 6.092
1990 Nolan Ryan+ 6.546 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.546 Nolan Ryan+ 6.044
1991 Nolan Ryan+ 6.505 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.505 Nolan Ryan+ 5.306
1992 Nolan Ryan+ 6.546 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.546 Curt Schilling 6.561
1993 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Randy Johnson+ 6.521
1994 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Sid Fernandez 6.768 Roger Clemens 6.539
1995 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Sid Fernandez 6.840 Hideo Nomo 5.833
1996 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Sid Fernandez 6.850 Al Leiter 6.395
1997 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Randy Johnson+ 6.851 Pedro Martinez+ 5.892
1998 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Randy Johnson+ 6.929 Kerry Wood 6.318
1999 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Randy Johnson+ 6.920 Kevin Millwood 6.632
2000 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.726 Pedro Martinez+ 5.309
2001 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.709 Randy Johnson+ 6.525
2002 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.687 Pedro Martinez+ 6.502
2003 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.723 Kerry Wood 6.483
2004 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.844 Johan Santana 6.158
2005 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.822 Roger Clemens 6.431
2006 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.848 Chris Young 6.725
2007 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Pedro Martinez+ 6.887 Chris Young 6.139
2008 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Kerry Wood 6.990 Daisuke Matsuzaka 6.871
2009 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Trevor Hoffman 6.884 Clayton Kershaw 6.263
2010 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Mariano Rivera 6.942 Jonathan Sanchez 6.610
2011 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Mariano Rivera 6.940 Justin Verlander 6.239
2012 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Mariano Rivera 6.936 Clayton Kershaw 6.720
2013 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Clayton Kershaw 6.834 Jose Fernandez 5.786
2014 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Clayton Kershaw 6.758 Johnny Cueto 6.242
2015 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Clayton Kershaw 6.693 Jake Arrieta 5.895
2016 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Nolan Ryan+ 5.261 Clayton Kershaw 6.622 Jake Arrieta 6.294
2017 Nolan Ryan+ 6.555 Ervin Santana 3.986 Clayton Kershaw 6.614 Ervin Santana 3.986
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