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1977 National League Pitching Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Steve Carlton* 32 PHI MLB PHI 23 10 .697 2.64 36 36 0 17 2 0 283.0 229 99 83 25 89 5 198 4 7 3 1135 1.124 7.3 0.8 2.8 6.3 2.22
2 John Candelaria* 23 PIT MLB PIT 20 5 .800 2.34 33 33 0 6 1 0 230.2 197 64 60 29 50 2 133 2 2 1 917 1.071 7.7 1.1 2.0 5.2 2.66
3 Bob Forsch 27 SLN MLB STL 20 7 .741 3.48 35 35 0 8 2 0 217.1 210 97 84 20 69 2 95 3 1 9 915 1.284 8.7 0.8 2.9 3.9 1.38
4 Tommy John* 34 LAN MLB LAD 20 7 .741 2.78 31 31 0 11 3 0 220.1 225 82 68 12 50 3 123 3 0 6 906 1.248 9.2 0.5 2.0 5.0 2.46
5 Rick Reuschel 28 CHN MLB CHC 20 10 .667 2.79 39 37 2 8 4 1 252.0 233 84 78 13 74 11 166 5 1 9 1030 1.218 8.3 0.5 2.6 5.9 2.24
6 Larry Christenson 23 PHI MLB PHI 19 6 .760 4.06 34 34 0 5 1 0 219.1 229 113 99 21 69 1 118 7 6 7 945 1.359 9.4 0.9 2.8 4.8 1.71
7 J.R. Richard 27 HOU MLB HOU 18 12 .600 2.97 36 36 0 13 3 0 267.0 212 94 88 18 104 1 214 0 1 6 1092 1.184 7.1 0.6 3.5 7.2 2.06
8 Steve Rogers 27 MON MLB MON 17 16 .515 3.10 40 40 0 17 4 0 301.2 272 122 104 16 81 3 206 5 1 14 1235 1.170 8.1 0.5 2.4 6.1 2.54
9 Ed Halicki 26 SFN MLB SFG 16 12 .571 3.32 37 37 0 7 2 0 257.2 241 105 95 27 70 5 168 7 3 1 1076 1.207 8.4 0.9 2.4 5.9 2.40
10 Phil Niekro 38 ATL MLB ATL 16 20 .444 4.03 44 43 1 20 2 0 330.1 315 166 148 26 164 12 262 8 3 17 1428 1.450 8.6 0.7 4.5 7.1 1.60
11 Rick Rhoden 24 LAN MLB LAD 16 10 .615 3.74 31 31 0 4 1 0 216.1 223 98 90 20 63 1 122 2 0 5 906 1.322 9.3 0.8 2.6 5.1 1.94
12 Ray Burris 26 CHN MLB CHC 14 16 .467 4.72 39 39 0 5 1 0 221.0 270 132 116 29 67 9 105 3 0 8 970 1.525 11.0 1.2 2.7 4.3 1.57
13 Fred Norman* 34 CIN MLB CIN 14 13 .519 3.38 35 34 0 8 1 0 221.1 200 97 83 28 98 9 160 3 1 11 945 1.346 8.1 1.1 4.0 6.5 1.63
14 Doug Rau* 28 LAN MLB LAD 14 8 .636 3.43 32 32 0 4 2 0 212.1 232 87 81 15 49 2 126 6 1 3 896 1.323 9.8 0.6 2.1 5.3 2.57
15 Jim Rooker* 34 PIT MLB PIT 14 9 .609 3.08 30 30 0 7 2 0 204.1 196 87 70 24 64 4 89 0 2 8 854 1.272 8.6 1.1 2.8 3.9 1.39
16 Don Sutton 32 LAN MLB LAD 14 8 .636 3.18 33 33 0 9 3 0 240.1 207 93 85 23 69 2 150 3 1 5 979 1.148 7.8 0.9 2.6 5.6 2.17
17 Joe Niekro 32 HOU MLB HOU 13 8 .619 3.04 44 14 12 9 2 5 180.2 155 66 61 14 64 3 101 1 1 5 737 1.212 7.7 0.7 3.2 5.0 1.58
18 Jim Barr 29 SFN MLB SFG 12 16 .429 4.76 38 38 0 6 2 0 234.1 286 130 124 18 56 4 97 3 2 2 1011 1.459 11.0 0.7 2.2 3.7 1.73
19 Burt Hooton 27 LAN MLB LAD 12 7 .632 2.62 32 31 1 6 2 1 223.1 184 74 65 14 60 5 153 3 1 5 897 1.093 7.4 0.6 2.4 6.2 2.55
20 Bob Shirley* 23 SDN MLB SDP 12 18 .400 3.70 39 35 0 1 0 0 214.0 215 107 88 22 100 14 146 4 6 5 948 1.472 9.0 0.9 4.2 6.1 1.46
21 Joaquin Andujar 24 HOU MLB HOU 11 8 .579 3.69 26 25 1 4 1 0 158.2 149 80 65 11 64 3 69 4 2 2 678 1.342 8.5 0.6 3.6 3.9 1.08
22 Rich Gossage 25 PIT MLB PIT 11 9 .550 1.62 72 0 55 0 0 26 133.0 78 27 24 9 49 6 151 2 0 2 523 0.955 5.3 0.6 3.3 10.2 3.08
23 Bob Knepper* 23 SFN MLB SFG 11 9 .550 3.36 27 27 0 6 2 0 166.0 151 73 62 14 72 2 100 3 0 6 710 1.343 8.2 0.8 3.9 5.4 1.39
24 Jim Lonborg 35 PHI MLB PHI 11 4 .733 4.11 25 25 0 4 1 0 157.2 157 77 72 15 50 5 76 5 2 6 666 1.313 9.0 0.9 2.9 4.3 1.52
25 Eric Rasmussen 25 SLN MLB STL 11 17 .393 3.48 34 34 0 11 3 0 233.0 223 103 90 24 63 7 120 5 2 2 962 1.227 8.6 0.9 2.4 4.6 1.90
26 Jack Billingham 34 CIN MLB CIN 10 10 .500 5.23 36 23 8 3 2 0 161.2 195 105 94 16 56 9 76 10 0 7 724 1.553 10.9 0.9 3.1 4.2 1.36
27 Bill Bonham 28 CHN MLB CHC 10 13 .435 4.36 34 34 0 1 0 0 214.2 207 111 104 15 82 16 134 3 2 3 915 1.346 8.7 0.6 3.4 5.6 1.63
28 Pedro Borbon 30 CIN MLB CIN 10 5 .667 3.19 73 0 54 0 0 18 127.0 131 48 45 7 24 4 48 3 0 2 525 1.220 9.3 0.5 1.7 3.4 2.00
29 Nino Espinosa 23 NYN MLB NYM 10 13 .435 3.42 32 29 2 7 1 0 200.0 188 82 76 17 55 5 105 5 2 2 825 1.215 8.5 0.8 2.5 4.7 1.91
30 Randy Lerch* 22 PHI MLB PHI 10 6 .625 5.07 32 28 1 3 0 0 168.2 207 102 95 20 75 3 81 1 2 8 761 1.672 11.0 1.1 4.0 4.3 1.08
31 Jerry Reuss* 28 PIT MLB PIT 10 13 .435 4.11 33 33 0 8 2 0 208.0 225 109 95 11 71 2 116 4 1 11 894 1.423 9.7 0.5 3.1 5.0 1.63
32 Don Stanhouse 26 MON MLB MON 10 10 .500 3.41 47 16 17 1 1 10 158.1 147 72 60 12 84 9 89 4 0 4 689 1.459 8.4 0.7 4.8 5.1 1.06
33 Kent Tekulve 30 PIT MLB PIT 10 1 .909 3.06 72 0 35 0 0 7 103.0 89 41 35 5 33 6 59 1 1 2 422 1.184 7.8 0.4 2.9 5.2 1.79
34 Jackie Brown 34 MON MLB MON 9 12 .429 4.51 42 25 3 6 2 0 185.2 189 99 93 15 71 5 89 4 0 2 804 1.400 9.2 0.7 3.4 4.3 1.25
35 Bruce Kison 27 PIT MLB PIT 9 10 .474 4.90 33 32 0 3 1 0 193.0 209 113 105 25 55 6 122 6 1 6 830 1.368 9.7 1.2 2.6 5.7 2.22
36 Mark Lemongello 21 HOU MLB HOU 9 14 .391 3.48 34 30 1 5 0 0 214.2 237 88 83 20 52 4 83 3 3 0 910 1.346 9.9 0.8 2.2 3.5 1.60
37 Bob Owchinko* 22 SDN MLB SDP 9 12 .429 4.45 30 28 0 3 2 0 170.0 191 93 84 20 67 5 101 0 2 5 743 1.518 10.1 1.1 3.5 5.3 1.51
38 Craig Swan 26 NYN MLB NYM 9 10 .474 4.23 26 24 2 2 1 0 146.2 153 76 69 10 56 3 71 1 2 1 638 1.425 9.4 0.6 3.4 4.4 1.27
39 Stan Bahnsen 32 MON MLB MON 8 9 .471 4.81 23 22 0 3 1 0 127.1 142 76 68 14 38 2 58 0 0 4 547 1.414 10.0 1.0 2.7 4.1 1.53
40 Floyd Bannister* 22 HOU MLB HOU 8 9 .471 4.04 24 23 0 4 1 0 142.2 138 70 64 11 68 1 112 4 2 6 622 1.444 8.7 0.7 4.3 7.1 1.65
41 John Denny 24 SLN MLB STL 8 8 .500 4.51 26 26 0 3 1 0 149.2 165 85 75 9 62 0 60 5 1 6 664 1.517 9.9 0.5 3.7 3.6 0.97
42 Rollie Fingers 30 SDN MLB SDP 8 9 .471 2.99 78 0 69 0 0 35 132.1 123 47 44 12 36 12 113 1 1 2 543 1.202 8.4 0.8 2.4 7.7 3.14
43 Gene Garber 29 PHI MLB PHI 8 6 .571 2.35 64 0 44 0 0 19 103.1 82 30 27 6 23 8 78 2 0 1 406 1.016 7.1 0.5 2.0 6.8 3.39
44 Willie Hernandez* 22 CHN MLB CHC 8 7 .533 3.03 67 1 23 0 0 4 110.0 94 42 37 11 28 9 78 1 3 8 437 1.109 7.7 0.9 2.3 6.4 2.79
45 Jerry Koosman* 34 NYN MLB NYM 8 20 .286 3.49 32 32 0 6 1 0 226.2 195 102 88 17 81 8 192 4 4 2 940 1.218 7.7 0.7 3.2 7.6 2.37
46 Mike Krukow 25 CHN MLB CHC 8 14 .364 4.40 34 33 0 1 1 0 172.0 195 96 84 16 61 8 106 3 4 6 767 1.488 10.2 0.8 3.2 5.5 1.74
47 Bill Atkinson 22 MON MLB MON 7 2 .778 3.35 55 0 30 0 0 7 83.1 72 33 31 12 29 11 56 0 0 5 346 1.212 7.8 1.3 3.1 6.0 1.93
48 Warren Brusstar 25 PHI MLB PHI 7 2 .778 2.65 46 0 8 0 0 3 71.1 64 26 21 7 24 3 46 1 0 3 285 1.234 8.1 0.9 3.0 5.8 1.92
49 Dave Freisleben 25 SDN MLB SDP 7 9 .438 4.61 33 23 1 1 0 0 138.2 140 86 71 21 71 9 72 2 0 6 608 1.522 9.1 1.4 4.6 4.7 1.01
50 Gary Lavelle* 28 SFN MLB SFG 7 7 .500 2.05 73 0 49 0 0 20 118.1 106 35 27 4 37 18 93 0 0 2 485 1.208 8.1 0.3 2.8 7.1 2.51
51 Jon Matlack* 27 NYN MLB NYM 7 15 .318 4.21 26 26 0 5 3 0 169.0 175 86 79 19 43 7 123 2 2 2 702 1.290 9.3 1.0 2.3 6.6 2.86
52 Tug McGraw* 32 PHI MLB PHI 7 3 .700 2.62 45 0 31 0 0 9 79.0 62 25 23 6 24 5 58 1 0 1 311 1.089 7.1 0.7 2.7 6.6 2.42
53 John Montefusco 27 SFN MLB SFG 7 12 .368 3.49 26 25 0 4 0 0 157.1 170 82 61 10 46 6 110 3 0 5 689 1.373 9.7 0.6 2.6 6.3 2.39
54 Dale Murray 27 CIN MLB CIN 7 2 .778 4.94 61 1 20 0 0 4 102.0 125 60 56 13 46 6 42 2 1 4 457 1.676 11.0 1.1 4.1 3.7 0.91
55 Ron Reed 34 PHI MLB PHI 7 5 .583 2.75 60 3 35 0 0 15 124.1 101 41 38 9 37 7 84 1 0 4 498 1.110 7.3 0.7 2.7 6.1 2.27
56 Dick Ruthven 26 ATL MLB ATL 7 13 .350 4.23 25 23 1 6 2 0 151.0 158 86 71 14 62 6 84 1 4 2 666 1.457 9.4 0.8 3.7 5.0 1.35
57 Rick Sawyer 29 SDN MLB SDP 7 6 .538 5.84 56 9 15 0 0 0 111.0 136 77 72 15 55 11 45 7 2 10 508 1.721 11.0 1.2 4.5 3.6 0.82
58 Dan Spillner 25 SDN MLB SDP 7 6 .538 3.73 76 0 30 0 0 6 123.0 130 61 51 12 60 13 74 1 0 5 542 1.545 9.5 0.9 4.4 5.4 1.23
59 Bruce Sutter 24 CHN MLB CHC 7 3 .700 1.34 62 0 48 0 0 31 107.1 69 21 16 5 23 7 129 1 0 7 411 0.857 5.8 0.4 1.9 10.8 5.61
60 John Urrea 22 SLN MLB STL 7 6 .538 3.16 41 12 15 2 1 4 139.2 126 56 49 13 35 3 81 0 1 5 560 1.153 8.1 0.8 2.3 5.2 2.31
61 Rick Camp 24 ATL MLB ATL 6 3 .667 4.00 54 0 34 0 0 10 78.2 89 47 35 6 47 13 51 1 2 8 374 1.729 10.2 0.7 5.4 5.8 1.09
62 Buzz Capra 29 ATL MLB ATL 6 11 .353 5.36 45 16 7 0 0 0 139.1 142 88 83 28 80 12 100 4 0 7 633 1.593 9.2 1.8 5.2 6.5 1.25
63 Larry Demery 24 PIT MLB PIT 6 5 .545 5.08 39 8 8 0 0 1 90.1 100 59 51 13 47 3 35 0 0 6 409 1.627 10.0 1.3 4.7 3.5 0.74
64 Terry Forster* 25 PIT MLB PIT 6 4 .600 4.43 33 6 7 0 0 1 87.1 90 47 43 7 32 3 58 2 1 3 378 1.397 9.3 0.7 3.3 6.0 1.81
65 Tom Griffin 29 SDN MLB SDP 6 9 .400 4.46 38 20 4 0 0 0 151.1 144 88 75 17 88 8 79 5 6 4 672 1.533 8.6 1.0 5.2 4.7 0.90
66 Charlie Hough 29 LAN MLB LAD 6 12 .333 3.32 70 1 53 0 0 22 127.1 98 53 47 10 70 6 105 7 0 8 551 1.319 6.9 0.7 4.9 7.4 1.50
67 Al Hrabosky* 27 SLN MLB STL 6 5 .545 4.38 65 0 39 0 0 10 86.1 82 44 42 12 41 7 68 3 0 4 374 1.425 8.5 1.3 4.3 7.1 1.66
68 Randy Jones* 27 SDN MLB SDP 6 12 .333 4.58 27 25 1 1 0 0 147.1 173 85 75 12 36 10 44 0 3 1 642 1.419 10.6 0.7 2.2 2.7 1.22
69 Jim Kaat* 38 PHI MLB PHI 6 11 .353 5.39 35 27 3 2 0 0 160.1 211 100 96 20 40 6 55 2 0 2 709 1.565 11.8 1.1 2.2 3.1 1.38
70 Paul Moskau 23 CIN MLB CIN 6 6 .500 4.00 20 19 1 2 2 0 108.0 116 51 48 10 40 3 71 1 2 4 467 1.444 9.7 0.8 3.3 5.9 1.78
71 Buddy Schultz* 26 SLN MLB STL 6 1 .857 2.32 40 3 6 0 0 1 85.1 76 26 22 5 24 0 66 0 0 1 343 1.172 8.0 0.5 2.5 7.0 2.75
72 Eddie Solomon 26 ATL MLB ATL 6 6 .500 4.57 18 16 0 0 0 0 88.2 110 64 45 10 34 2 54 2 2 3 403 1.624 11.2 1.0 3.5 5.5 1.59
73 Charlie Williams 29 SFN MLB SFG 6 5 .545 4.00 55 8 10 1 0 0 119.1 116 62 53 9 60 16 41 3 0 3 512 1.475 8.7 0.7 4.5 3.1 0.68
74 Ken Forsch 30 HOU MLB HOU 5 8 .385 2.72 42 5 28 0 0 8 86.0 80 32 26 2 28 6 45 2 0 3 364 1.256 8.4 0.2 2.9 4.7 1.61
75 Woodie Fryman* 37 CIN MLB CIN 5 5 .500 5.38 17 12 1 0 0 1 75.1 83 45 45 13 45 2 57 2 0 3 343 1.699 9.9 1.6 5.4 6.8 1.27
76 Dave Heaverlo 26 SFN MLB SFG 5 1 .833 2.55 56 0 12 0 0 1 98.2 92 36 28 10 21 8 58 3 0 0 398 1.145 8.4 0.9 1.9 5.3 2.76
77 Grant Jackson* 34 PIT MLB PIT 5 3 .625 3.86 49 2 19 0 0 4 91.0 81 44 39 11 39 8 41 1 1 0 385 1.319 8.0 1.1 3.9 4.1 1.05
78 Andy Messersmith 31 ATL MLB ATL 5 4 .556 4.40 16 16 0 1 0 0 102.1 101 54 50 12 39 5 69 2 0 5 447 1.368 8.9 1.1 3.4 6.1 1.77
79 Gene Pentz 24 HOU MLB HOU 5 2 .714 3.83 41 4 16 0 0 2 87.0 76 41 37 8 44 5 51 1 2 9 375 1.379 7.9 0.8 4.6 5.3 1.16
80 Paul Reuschel 30 CHN MLB CHC 5 6 .455 4.37 69 0 26 0 0 4 107.0 105 58 52 9 40 8 62 0 2 5 452 1.355 8.8 0.8 3.4 5.2 1.55
81 Joe Sambito* 25 HOU MLB HOU 5 5 .500 2.33 54 1 32 0 0 7 89.0 77 34 23 6 24 2 67 0 1 2 357 1.135 7.8 0.6 2.4 6.8 2.79
82 Bob Apodaca 27 NYN MLB NYM 4 8 .333 3.43 59 0 27 0 0 5 84.0 83 38 32 7 30 11 53 1 1 2 367 1.345 8.9 0.8 3.2 5.7 1.77
83 Clay Carroll 36 SLN MLB STL 4 2 .667 2.50 51 1 16 0 0 4 90.0 77 28 25 8 24 8 34 1 1 0 357 1.122 7.7 0.8 2.4 3.4 1.42
84 Pete Falcone* 23 SLN MLB STL 4 8 .333 5.44 27 22 3 1 1 1 124.0 130 79 75 19 61 3 75 3 1 4 553 1.540 9.4 1.4 4.4 5.4 1.23
85 Mike Garman 27 LAN MLB LAD 4 4 .500 2.73 49 0 30 0 0 12 62.2 60 20 19 7 22 5 29 2 1 0 264 1.309 8.6 1.0 3.2 4.2 1.32
86 Max Leon 27 ATL MLB ATL 4 4 .500 3.97 31 9 11 0 0 1 81.2 89 42 36 9 25 2 44 9 1 1 359 1.396 9.8 1.0 2.8 4.8 1.76
87 Skip Lockwood 30 NYN MLB NYM 4 8 .333 3.38 63 0 50 0 0 20 104.0 87 40 39 5 31 11 84 4 1 3 427 1.135 7.5 0.4 2.7 7.3 2.71
88 Bo McLaughlin 23 HOU MLB HOU 4 7 .364 4.25 46 6 29 0 0 5 84.2 81 44 40 6 34 6 59 6 1 3 359 1.358 8.6 0.6 3.6 6.3 1.74
89 Randy Moffitt 28 SFN MLB SFG 4 9 .308 3.59 64 0 32 0 0 11 87.2 91 41 35 4 39 13 68 3 0 3 388 1.483 9.3 0.4 4.0 7.0 1.74
90 Donnie Moore 23 CHN MLB CHC 4 2 .667 4.07 27 1 5 0 0 0 48.2 51 27 22 1 18 7 34 0 4 2 207 1.418 9.4 0.2 3.3 6.3 1.89
91 Gary Nolan 29 CIN MLB CIN 4 1 .800 4.81 8 8 0 0 0 0 39.1 53 22 21 5 12 1 28 0 1 0 179 1.653 12.1 1.1 2.7 6.4 2.33
92 Lance Rautzhan* 24 LAN MLB LAD 4 1 .800 4.35 25 0 5 0 0 2 20.2 25 10 10 0 7 1 13 0 0 0 89 1.548 10.9 0.0 3.0 5.7 1.86
93 Dave Tomlin* 28 SDN MLB SDP 4 4 .500 3.01 76 0 22 0 0 3 101.2 98 38 34 3 32 11 55 2 2 1 424 1.279 8.7 0.3 2.8 4.9 1.72
94 Don Collins* 24 ATL MLB ATL 3 9 .250 5.09 40 6 8 0 0 2 70.2 82 43 40 8 41 8 27 1 3 3 324 1.741 10.4 1.0 5.2 3.4 0.66
95 John Curtis* 29 SFN MLB SFG 3 3 .500 5.49 43 9 13 1 1 1 77.0 95 48 47 5 48 9 47 1 0 4 360 1.857 11.1 0.6 5.6 5.5 0.98
96 Fred Holdsworth 25 MON MLB MON 3 3 .500 3.19 14 6 1 0 0 0 42.1 35 17 15 6 18 0 21 0 1 1 173 1.252 7.4 1.3 3.8 4.5 1.17
97 Tom Hume 24 CIN MLB CIN 3 3 .500 7.12 14 5 2 0 0 0 43.0 54 36 34 5 17 3 22 0 0 0 197 1.651 11.3 1.0 3.6 4.6 1.29
98 Odell Jones 24 PIT MLB PIT 3 7 .300 5.08 34 15 9 1 0 0 108.0 118 63 61 14 31 2 66 3 2 4 466 1.380 9.8 1.2 2.6 5.5 2.13
99 Joe Kerrigan 23 MON MLB MON 3 5 .375 3.22 66 0 36 0 0 11 89.1 80 37 32 4 33 3 43 3 0 1 379 1.265 8.1 0.4 3.3 4.3 1.30
100 Dennis Lewallyn 23 LAN MLB LAD 3 1 .750 4.24 5 1 2 0 0 1 17.0 22 8 8 1 4 1 8 0 0 1 76 1.529 11.6 0.5 2.1 4.2 2.00

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