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1956 National League Pitching Leaders

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Rk 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 Don Newcombe 30 BRO MLB BRO 27 7 .794 3.06 38 36 2 18 5 0 268.0 219 101 91 33 46 8 139 3 0 4 1052 0.989 7.4 1.1 1.5 4.7 3.02
2 Johnny Antonelli* 26 NY1 MLB NYG 20 13 .606 2.86 41 36 5 15 5 1 258.1 225 93 82 20 75 10 145 3 0 6 1061 1.161 7.8 0.7 2.6 5.1 1.93
3 Warren Spahn* 35 MLN MLB MLN 20 11 .645 2.78 39 35 3 20 3 3 281.1 249 92 87 25 52 12 128 3 0 7 1113 1.070 8.0 0.8 1.7 4.1 2.46
4 Lew Burdette 29 MLN MLB MLN 19 10 .655 2.70 39 35 2 16 6 1 256.1 234 92 77 22 52 7 110 3 0 2 1035 1.116 8.2 0.8 1.8 3.9 2.12
5 Brooks Lawrence 31 CIN MLB CIN 19 10 .655 3.99 49 30 12 11 1 0 218.2 210 109 97 26 71 4 96 2 0 0 913 1.285 8.6 1.1 2.9 4.0 1.35
6 Robin Roberts 29 PHI MLB PHI 19 18 .514 4.45 43 37 6 22 1 3 297.1 328 155 147 46 40 3 157 2 0 2 1228 1.238 9.9 1.4 1.2 4.8 3.93
7 Bob Buhl 27 MLN MLB MLN 18 8 .692 3.32 38 33 0 13 2 0 216.2 190 96 80 18 105 7 86 2 1 3 924 1.362 7.9 0.7 4.4 3.6 0.82
8 Bob Friend 25 PIT MLB PIT 17 17 .500 3.46 49 42 7 19 4 3 314.1 310 137 121 25 85 18 166 2 0 5 1315 1.257 8.9 0.7 2.4 4.8 1.95
9 Curt Simmons* 27 PHI MLB PHI 15 10 .600 3.36 33 27 3 14 0 0 198.0 186 95 74 17 65 7 88 3 0 1 834 1.268 8.5 0.8 3.0 4.0 1.35
10 Hersh Freeman 27 CIN MLB CIN 14 5 .737 3.40 64 0 47 0 0 18 108.2 112 44 41 2 34 11 50 1 1 3 458 1.344 9.3 0.2 2.8 4.1 1.47
11 Ron Kline 24 PIT MLB PIT 14 18 .438 3.38 44 39 2 9 2 2 264.0 263 110 99 26 81 8 125 5 0 10 1102 1.303 9.0 0.9 2.8 4.3 1.54
12 Vinegar Bend Mizell* 25 SLN MLB STL 14 14 .500 3.62 33 33 0 11 3 0 208.2 172 93 84 20 92 5 153 7 0 4 881 1.265 7.4 0.9 4.0 6.6 1.66
13 Carl Erskine 29 BRO MLB BRO 13 11 .542 4.25 31 28 2 8 1 0 186.1 189 92 88 25 57 5 95 1 0 6 790 1.320 9.1 1.2 2.8 4.6 1.67
14 Sal Maglie 39 BRO MLB BRO 13 5 .722 2.87 28 26 0 9 3 0 191.0 154 65 61 21 52 1 108 5 0 1 758 1.079 7.3 1.0 2.5 5.1 2.08
15 Joe Nuxhall* 27 CIN MLB CIN 13 11 .542 3.72 44 32 6 10 2 3 200.2 196 96 83 18 87 6 120 6 0 3 865 1.410 8.8 0.8 3.9 5.4 1.38
16 Bob Rush 30 CHN MLB CHC 13 10 .565 3.19 32 32 0 13 1 0 239.2 210 101 85 30 59 8 104 2 0 6 977 1.122 7.9 1.1 2.2 3.9 1.76
17 Roger Craig 26 BRO MLB BRO 12 11 .522 3.71 35 32 2 8 2 1 199.0 169 90 82 25 87 5 109 4 1 7 840 1.286 7.6 1.1 3.9 4.9 1.25
18 Roy Face 28 PIT MLB PIT 12 13 .480 3.52 68 3 34 0 0 6 135.1 131 57 53 16 42 15 96 1 0 1 569 1.278 8.7 1.1 2.8 6.4 2.29
19 Johnny Klippstein 28 CIN MLB CIN 12 11 .522 4.09 37 29 3 11 0 1 211.0 219 103 96 26 82 13 86 10 1 0 916 1.427 9.3 1.1 3.5 3.7 1.05
20 Ray Crone 24 MLN MLB MLN 11 10 .524 3.87 35 21 7 6 0 2 169.2 173 92 73 19 44 3 73 1 1 3 716 1.279 9.2 1.0 2.3 3.9 1.66
21 Art Fowler 33 CIN MLB CIN 11 11 .500 4.05 45 23 9 8 0 1 177.2 191 92 80 15 35 3 86 0 0 2 738 1.272 9.7 0.8 1.8 4.4 2.46
22 Clem Labine 29 BRO MLB BRO 10 6 .625 3.35 62 3 47 1 0 19 115.2 111 48 43 11 39 8 75 3 0 5 492 1.297 8.6 0.9 3.0 5.8 1.92
23 Sam Jones 30 CHN MLB CHC 9 14 .391 3.91 33 28 3 8 2 0 188.2 155 93 82 21 115 6 176 8 0 2 832 1.431 7.4 1.0 5.5 8.4 1.53
24 Turk Lown 32 CHN MLB CHC 9 8 .529 3.58 61 0 47 0 0 13 110.2 95 49 44 10 78 12 74 1 0 1 489 1.563 7.7 0.8 6.3 6.0 0.95
25 Tom Poholsky 26 SLN MLB STL 9 14 .391 3.59 33 29 1 7 2 0 203.0 210 100 81 27 44 7 95 5 0 6 847 1.251 9.3 1.2 2.0 4.2 2.16
26 Gene Conley 25 MLN MLB MLN 8 9 .471 3.13 31 19 9 5 1 3 158.1 169 74 55 13 52 10 68 2 0 3 681 1.396 9.6 0.7 3.0 3.9 1.31
27 Hal Jeffcoat 31 CIN MLB CIN 8 2 .800 3.84 38 16 7 2 0 2 171.0 189 79 73 12 55 4 55 5 0 7 744 1.427 9.9 0.6 2.9 2.9 1.00
28 Vern Law 26 PIT MLB PIT 8 16 .333 4.32 39 32 6 6 0 2 195.2 218 110 94 24 49 10 60 6 0 8 851 1.365 10.0 1.1 2.3 2.8 1.22
29 Ruben Gomez 28 NY1 MLB NYG 7 17 .292 4.58 40 31 4 4 2 0 196.1 191 108 100 19 77 8 76 9 0 1 841 1.365 8.8 0.9 3.5 3.5 0.99
30 Lindy McDaniel 20 SLN MLB STL 7 6 .538 3.40 39 7 10 1 0 0 116.1 121 60 44 7 42 7 59 0 0 8 499 1.401 9.4 0.5 3.2 4.6 1.40
31 Jack Meyer 24 PHI MLB PHI 7 11 .389 4.41 41 7 19 2 0 2 96.0 86 49 47 8 51 11 66 4 0 2 418 1.427 8.1 0.8 4.8 6.2 1.29
32 Saul Rogovin 32 PHI MLB PHI 7 6 .538 4.98 22 18 1 3 0 0 106.2 122 65 59 22 27 3 48 0 0 2 464 1.397 10.3 1.9 2.3 4.0 1.78
33 Al Worthington 27 NY1 MLB NYG 7 14 .333 3.97 28 24 2 4 0 0 165.2 158 82 73 20 74 6 95 4 0 3 713 1.400 8.6 1.1 4.0 5.2 1.28
34 Jackie Collum* 29 SLN MLB STL 6 2 .750 4.20 38 1 20 0 0 7 60.0 63 29 28 6 27 6 17 2 0 2 260 1.500 9.4 0.9 4.0 2.6 0.63
35 Joe Margoneri* 26 NY1 MLB NYG 6 6 .500 3.93 23 13 4 2 0 0 91.2 88 45 40 12 49 3 49 0 0 2 405 1.495 8.6 1.2 4.8 4.8 1.00
36 Steve Ridzik 27 NY1 MLB NYG 6 2 .750 3.80 41 5 12 1 1 0 92.1 80 42 39 7 65 5 53 5 0 0 414 1.570 7.8 0.7 6.3 5.2 0.82
37 Willard Schmidt 28 SLN MLB STL 6 8 .429 3.84 33 21 6 2 0 1 147.2 131 69 63 18 78 7 52 1 0 6 629 1.415 8.0 1.1 4.8 3.2 0.67
38 Vito Valentinetti 27 CHN MLB CHC 6 4 .600 3.78 42 2 18 0 0 1 95.1 84 47 40 10 36 7 26 1 0 4 397 1.259 7.9 0.9 3.4 2.5 0.72
39 Jim Brosnan 26 CHN MLB CHC 5 9 .357 3.79 30 10 11 1 1 1 95.0 95 44 40 9 45 8 51 0 0 2 411 1.474 9.0 0.9 4.3 4.8 1.13
40 Jim Davis* 31 CHN MLB CHC 5 7 .417 3.66 46 11 17 2 1 2 120.1 116 56 49 11 59 4 66 6 0 3 525 1.454 8.7 0.8 4.4 4.9 1.12
41 Don Drysdale 19 BRO MLB BRO 5 5 .500 2.64 25 12 6 2 0 0 99.0 95 35 29 9 31 3 55 3 0 3 413 1.273 8.6 0.8 2.8 5.0 1.77
42 Jim Hearn 35 NY1 MLB NYG 5 11 .313 3.97 30 19 4 2 0 1 129.1 124 74 57 17 44 4 66 3 0 0 553 1.299 8.6 1.2 3.1 4.6 1.50
43 Taylor Phillips* 23 MLN MLB MLN 5 3 .625 2.26 23 6 6 3 0 2 87.2 69 25 22 6 33 8 36 7 0 0 357 1.163 7.1 0.6 3.4 3.7 1.09
44 Ed Roebuck 24 BRO MLB BRO 5 4 .556 3.93 43 0 16 0 0 1 89.1 83 49 39 15 29 2 60 2 0 10 371 1.254 8.4 1.5 2.9 6.0 2.07
45 Tom Acker 26 CIN MLB CIN 4 3 .571 2.37 29 7 3 1 1 1 83.2 60 23 22 7 29 1 54 2 0 0 338 1.064 6.5 0.8 3.1 5.8 1.86
46 Don Bessent 25 BRO MLB BRO 4 3 .571 2.50 38 0 21 0 0 9 79.1 63 23 22 5 31 6 52 0 0 4 324 1.185 7.1 0.6 3.5 5.9 1.68
47 Ernie Johnson 32 MLN MLB MLN 4 3 .571 3.71 36 0 23 0 0 6 51.0 54 21 21 9 21 2 26 1 0 1 224 1.471 9.5 1.6 3.7 4.6 1.24
48 Don Kaiser 21 CHN MLB CHC 4 9 .308 3.59 27 22 2 5 1 0 150.1 144 69 60 15 52 8 74 1 0 3 640 1.304 8.6 0.9 3.1 4.4 1.42
49 Nellie King 28 PIT MLB PIT 4 1 .800 3.15 38 0 21 0 0 5 60.0 54 24 21 8 19 5 25 1 1 2 246 1.217 8.1 1.2 2.8 3.8 1.32
50 Hoyt Wilhelm 33 NY1 MLB NYG 4 9 .308 3.83 64 0 38 0 0 8 89.1 97 45 38 7 43 10 71 2 0 6 403 1.567 9.8 0.7 4.3 7.2 1.65
51 Luis Arroyo* 29 PIT MLB PIT 3 3 .500 4.71 18 2 4 1 0 0 28.2 36 17 15 5 12 1 17 0 0 0 134 1.674 11.3 1.6 3.8 5.3 1.42
52 Joe Black 32 CIN MLB CIN 3 2 .600 4.52 32 0 11 0 0 2 61.2 61 31 31 11 25 3 27 0 0 0 264 1.395 8.9 1.6 3.6 3.9 1.08
53 Don Gross* 25 CIN MLB CIN 3 0 1.000 1.95 19 7 4 2 0 0 69.1 69 25 15 4 20 2 47 1 0 1 295 1.284 9.0 0.5 2.6 6.1 2.35
54 Warren Hacker 31 CHN MLB CHC 3 13 .188 4.66 34 24 4 4 0 0 168.0 190 103 87 28 44 11 65 1 0 1 726 1.393 10.2 1.5 2.4 3.5 1.48
55 Windy McCall* 30 NY1 MLB NYG 3 4 .429 3.61 46 4 20 0 0 7 77.1 74 36 31 7 20 5 41 1 0 1 321 1.216 8.6 0.8 2.3 4.8 2.05
56 Bob Miller 30 PHI MLB PHI 3 6 .333 3.24 49 6 14 3 1 5 122.1 115 55 44 14 34 11 53 3 1 3 514 1.218 8.5 1.0 2.5 3.9 1.56
57 Red Munger 37 PIT MLB PIT 3 4 .429 4.04 35 13 6 0 0 2 107.0 126 56 48 8 41 6 45 0 0 3 475 1.561 10.6 0.7 3.4 3.8 1.10
58 Bob Trowbridge 26 MLN MLB MLN 3 2 .600 2.66 19 4 8 1 0 0 50.2 38 15 15 4 34 2 40 2 0 3 220 1.421 6.8 0.7 6.0 7.1 1.18
59 Moe Drabowsky 20 CHN MLB CHC 2 4 .333 2.47 9 7 2 3 0 0 51.0 37 19 14 1 39 3 36 2 0 0 225 1.490 6.5 0.2 6.9 6.4 0.92
60 Larry Jackson 25 SLN MLB STL 2 2 .500 4.11 51 1 26 0 0 9 85.1 75 44 39 5 45 8 50 1 1 4 366 1.406 7.9 0.5 4.7 5.3 1.11
61 Larry Jansen 35 CIN MLB CIN 2 3 .400 5.19 8 7 1 2 0 1 34.2 39 20 20 5 9 1 16 1 0 0 151 1.385 10.1 1.3 2.3 4.2 1.78
62 Dave Jolly 31 MLN MLB MLN 2 3 .400 3.74 29 0 18 0 0 7 45.2 39 21 19 7 35 4 20 0 0 2 209 1.620 7.7 1.4 6.9 3.9 0.57
63 Ellis Kinder 41 SLN MLB STL 2 0 1.000 3.51 22 0 17 0 0 6 25.2 23 11 10 3 9 3 4 0 0 0 108 1.247 8.1 1.1 3.2 1.4 0.44
64 Sandy Koufax* 20 BRO MLB BRO 2 4 .333 4.91 16 10 1 0 0 0 58.2 66 37 32 10 29 0 30 0 2 1 261 1.619 10.1 1.5 4.4 4.6 1.03
65 Ken Lehman* 28 BRO MLB BRO 2 3 .400 5.66 25 4 5 0 0 0 49.1 65 35 31 11 23 2 29 0 0 1 231 1.784 11.9 2.0 4.2 5.3 1.26
66 Paul Minner* 32 CHN MLB CHC 2 5 .286 6.89 10 9 0 1 0 0 47.0 60 38 36 9 19 2 14 2 0 1 213 1.681 11.5 1.7 3.6 2.7 0.74
67 Ron Negray 26 PHI MLB PHI 2 3 .400 4.18 39 4 15 0 0 3 66.2 72 36 31 6 24 9 44 1 1 1 290 1.440 9.7 0.8 3.2 5.9 1.83
68 Lou Sleater* 29 MLN MLB MLN 2 2 .500 3.15 25 1 11 0 0 2 45.2 42 22 16 6 27 9 32 0 0 0 209 1.511 8.3 1.2 5.3 6.3 1.19
69 Fred Waters* 29 PIT MLB PIT 2 2 .500 2.82 23 5 6 1 0 0 51.0 48 18 16 3 30 1 14 1 0 1 224 1.529 8.5 0.5 5.3 2.5 0.47
70 Bob Blaylock 21 SLN MLB STL 1 6 .143 6.37 14 6 3 0 0 0 41.0 45 32 29 7 24 1 39 0 0 0 189 1.683 9.9 1.5 5.3 8.6 1.63
71 Marv Grissom 38 NY1 MLB NYG 1 1 .500 1.56 43 2 20 0 0 7 80.2 71 15 14 3 16 3 49 1 0 2 323 1.079 7.9 0.3 1.8 5.5 3.06
72 Jim Konstanty 39 SLN MLB STL 1 1 .500 4.58 27 0 16 0 0 5 39.1 46 20 20 4 6 1 7 0 0 0 167 1.322 10.5 0.9 1.4 1.6 1.17
73 Ramon Monzant 23 NY1 MLB NYG 1 0 1.000 4.15 4 1 0 1 0 0 13.0 8 7 6 4 7 0 11 0 0 0 54 1.154 5.5 2.8 4.8 7.6 1.57
74 Cholly Naranjo 21 PIT MLB PIT 1 2 .333 4.46 17 3 7 0 0 0 34.1 37 22 17 7 17 1 26 1 0 1 155 1.573 9.7 1.8 4.5 6.8 1.53
75 Johnny O'Brien 25 PIT MLB PIT 1 0 1.000 2.84 8 0 4 0 0 0 19.0 8 6 6 2 9 0 9 2 0 1 73 0.895 3.8 0.9 4.3 4.3 1.00
76 Laurin Pepper 25 PIT MLB PIT 1 1 .500 3.00 11 7 2 0 0 0 30.0 30 17 10 1 25 1 12 0 0 0 143 1.833 9.0 0.3 7.5 3.6 0.48
77 Jack Sanford 27 PHI MLB PHI 1 0 1.000 1.38 3 1 1 0 0 0 13.0 7 2 2 0 13 0 6 1 0 0 54 1.538 4.8 0.0 9.0 4.2 0.46
78 Ralph Branca 30 BRO MLB BRO 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
79 John Briggs 22 CHN MLB CHC 0 0 1.69 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.1 5 1 1 1 4 1 1 3 0 0 28 1.688 8.4 1.7 6.8 1.7 0.25
80 Jim Constable* 23 NY1 MLB NYG 0 0 14.54 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 9 7 7 0 7 0 1 1 0 0 30 3.692 18.7 0.0 14.5 2.1 0.14
81 Bob Darnell 25 BRO MLB BRO 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
82 Lino Donoso* 33 PIT MLB PIT 0 0 0.00 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 1.800 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
83 Turk Farrell 22 PHI MLB PHI 0 1 .000 12.46 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 6 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 21 2.077 12.5 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.00
84 Bob Garber 27 PIT MLB PIT 0 0 2.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 18 1.500 6.8 2.2 6.8 6.8 1.00
85 Dick Hall 25 PIT MLB PIT 0 7 .000 4.76 19 9 5 1 0 1 62.1 64 36 33 8 21 3 27 0 0 0 267 1.364 9.2 1.2 3.0 3.9 1.29
86 Granny Hamner 29 PHI MLB PHI 0 1 .000 4.32 3 0 2 0 0 0 8.1 10 4 4 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 36 1.440 10.8 0.0 2.2 4.3 2.00
87 Dave Hillman 28 CHN MLB CHC 0 2 .000 2.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.1 11 7 3 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 56 1.297 8.0 0.0 3.6 4.4 1.20
88 Gordon Jones 26 SLN MLB STL 0 2 .000 5.56 5 1 0 0 0 0 11.1 14 9 7 2 5 0 6 0 0 0 53 1.676 11.1 1.6 4.0 4.8 1.20
89 Bill Kennedy* 35 CIN MLB CIN 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 6 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.000 27.0 4.5 0.0 0.0
90 Angelo LiPetri 26 PHI MLB PHI 0 0 3.27 6 0 3 0 0 0 11.0 7 5 4 2 3 0 8 1 0 0 45 0.909 5.7 1.6 2.5 6.5 2.67
91 Billy Loes 26 BRO MLB BRO 0 1 .000 40.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 5 6 6 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 10 4.500 33.8 6.8 6.8 13.5 2.00
92 Mike McCormick* 17 NY1 MLB NYG 0 1 .000 9.45 3 2 1 0 0 0 6.2 7 7 7 1 10 0 4 0 1 0 36 2.550 9.4 1.4 13.5 5.4 0.40
93 Jack McMahan* 23 PIT MLB PIT 0 0 6.08 11 0 3 0 0 0 13.1 18 9 9 1 9 0 9 0 0 1 64 2.025 12.2 0.7 6.1 6.1 1.00
94 Red Murff 35 MLN MLB MLN 0 0 4.44 14 1 4 0 0 1 24.1 25 14 12 3 7 0 18 0 0 0 103 1.315 9.2 1.1 2.6 6.7 2.57
95 Chet Nichols* 25 MLN MLB MLN 0 1 .000 6.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 20 3.000 20.2 2.2 6.8 4.5 0.67
96 Eddie O'Brien 25 PIT MLB PIT 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
97 Jim Owens 22 PHI MLB PHI 0 4 .000 7.28 10 5 1 0 0 0 29.2 35 26 24 3 22 1 22 2 0 0 141 1.921 10.6 0.9 6.7 6.7 1.00
98 Phil Paine 26 MLN MLB MLN 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
99 George Piktuzis* 24 CHN MLB CHC 0 0 7.20 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 4 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 21 1.600 10.8 1.8 3.6 5.4 1.50
100 Duane Pillette 33 PHI MLB PHI 0 0 6.56 20 0 6 0 0 0 23.1 32 21 17 2 12 4 10 0 0 0 114 1.886 12.3 0.8 4.6 3.9 0.83

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