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All-time and Single-Season Postseason Pitching Leaders

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Career LeadersSingle-Season Leaders

Earned Run Average

Rank Player ERA IP
1.Mariano Rivera.70141.0
2.Harry Brecheen.83 32.2
3.Babe Ruth.87 31.0
4.Sherry Smith.89 30.1
5.Sandy Koufax.95 57.0
6.Christy Mathewson.97101.2
7.Monte Pearson1.01 35.2
8.Blue Moon Odom1.13 39.2
9.Eddie Plank1.32 54.2
10.Bill Hallahan1.36 39.2

Earned Run Average

Rank Player ERA IP Series/Year
1.Waite Hoyt.00 27.01921
 Christy Mathewson.00 27.01905
 Kenny Rogers.00 23.02006
 Matt Cain.00 21.12010
 Carl Hubbell.00 20.01933
 Mike Boddicker.00 18.01983
 Whitey Ford.00 18.01960
 Pedro Martinez.00 17.01999
 Joe McGinnity.00 17.01905
 Duster Mails.00 15.21920

Wins

Rank Player W IP
1.Andy Pettitte19276.2
2.John Smoltz15209.0
3.Tom Glavine14218.1
4.Roger Clemens12199.0
5.Greg Maddux11198.0
 Curt Schilling11133.1
7.Whitey Ford10146.0
 Dave Stewart10133.0
 David Wells10125.0
 Chris Carpenter10108.0

Wins

Rank Player W IP Series/Year
1.Randy Johnson5 41.12001
 Francisco Rodriguez5 18.22002
3.Curt Schilling4 48.12001
 Cliff Lee4 40.12009
 John Smoltz4 38.01996
 Tim Lincecum4 37.02010
 Jack Morris4 36.11991
 Chris Carpenter4 36.02011
 Orel Hershiser4 35.11995
 Cole Hamels4 35.02008
 Jon Lester4 34.22013
 Burt Hooton4 33.01981
 Dave Stewart4 32.01989
 Andy Pettitte4 30.22009
 Michael Wacha4 30.22013
 David Wells4 30.21998
 Josh Beckett4 30.02007
 Livan Hernandez4 28.11997

Win-Loss Percentage

Rank Player W-L% IP
1.Lefty Gomez1.000 50.1
2.Mariano Rivera.889141.0
3.Curt Schilling.846133.1
4.Fernando Valenzuela.833 63.2
 Juan Guzman.833 51.2
 Bert Blyleven.833 47.1
 Bruce Kison.833 36.1
8.John Smoltz.789209.0
9.Red Ruffing.778 85.2
 Bob Gibson.778 81.0
 Allie Reynolds.778 77.1

Win-Loss Percentage

Rank Player W-L% IP Series/Year
1.Curt Schilling1.000 48.12001
 Orel Hershiser1.000 42.21988
 Cliff Lee1.000 40.12009
 Bruce Hurst1.000 38.01986
 Jack Morris1.000 36.11991
 Chris Carpenter1.000 36.02011
 Cole Hamels1.000 35.02008
 Luis Tiant1.000 34.01975
 John Smoltz1.000 33.21992
 Dave Stewart1.000 32.01989
 Andy Pettitte1.000 30.22009
 David Wells1.000 30.21998
 Josh Beckett1.000 30.02007
 Orlando Hernandez1.000 30.01999
 Don Sutton1.000 30.01974
 Catfish Hunter1.000 29.21973
 Livan Hernandez1.000 28.11997
 Jose Rijo1.000 27.21990
 Steve Carlton1.000 27.11980
 Roy Oswalt1.000 27.12005
 Babe Adams1.000 27.01909
 Lew Burdette1.000 27.01957
 Jack Coombs1.000 27.01910
 Stan Coveleski1.000 27.01920
 Bob Gibson1.000 27.01967
 Mickey Lolich1.000 27.01968
 Christy Mathewson1.000 27.01905
 Jaret Wright1.000 26.21997
 Colby Lewis1.000 26.12010
 Jack Morris1.000 25.01984
 Ryan Vogelsong1.000 24.22012
 Tim Belcher1.000 24.01988
 Curt Schilling1.000 24.02007
 Kenny Rogers1.000 23.02006
 Sterling Hitchcock1.000 22.01998
 Freddy Garcia1.000 21.02005
 Joaquin Andujar1.000 20.01982
 Harry Brecheen1.000 20.01946
 Mike Moore1.000 20.01989
 Derek Lowe1.000 19.12004
 Jamie Moyer1.000 19.02001
 Dave Righetti1.000 17.01981
 Sparky Lyle1.000 14.01977
 Jesse Orosco1.000 13.21986
 Rawly Eastwick1.000 11.21975
 Mike Stanton1.000 8.22000
 Duane Ward1.000 7.11992

Walks & Hits per Inning Pitched

Rank Player WHIP IP
1.Monte Pearson.729 35.2
2.Roy Halladay.737 38.0
3.Mariano Rivera.759141.0
4.Jim Lonborg.780 33.1
5.Sandy Koufax.825 57.0
6.Christy Mathewson.836101.2
7.Herb Pennock.849 55.1
8.Sherry Smith.857 30.1
9.Tim Lincecum.878 54.2
 Eddie Plank.878 54.2

Walks & Hits per Inning Pitched

Rank Player WHIP IP Series/Year
1.Mariano Rivera.438 16.02003
2.Mike Scott.500 18.01986
3.Christy Mathewson.519 27.01905
4.Johnny Sain.529 17.01948
5.Justin Verlander.565 23.02013
6.Nolan Ryan.600 15.01981
7.Mike Boddicker.611 18.01983
8.Mike Mussina.621 29.01997
9.Stan Coveleski.630 27.01920
10.Eddie Plank.632 19.01913

Hits Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player H9 IP
1.Michael Wacha4.696 30.2
2.Bruce Kison4.706 36.1
3.Monte Pearson4.794 35.2
4.Blue Moon Odom4.992 39.2
5.Sherry Smith5.044 30.1
6.Randy Myers5.283 30.2
7.Roy Halladay5.447 38.0
8.Mariano Rivera5.489141.0
9.Babe Ruth5.516 31.0
10.Tim Lincecum5.598 54.2

Hits Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player H9 IP Series/Year
1.Andy Hawkins2.298 15.21984
2.Pedro Martinez2.647 17.01999
3.Mike Mussina3.414 29.01997
4.Orval Overall3.436 18.11908
5.Duster Mails3.447 15.21920
6.Kenny Rogers3.522 23.02006
7.Blue Moon Odom3.553 25.11972
8.Nolan Ryan3.600 15.01981
9.Bullet Joe Bush3.780 16.21923
 Claude Passeau3.780 16.21945

Bases On Balls Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player BB9 IP
1.Mark Buehrle.293 30.2
2.Schoolboy Rowe.391 46.0
3.Deacon Phillippe.720 50.0
4.Dennis Eckersley.750 36.0
5.Christy Mathewson.885101.2
6.Lefty Grove1.052 51.1
7.Cy Young1.059 34.0
8.Cliff Lee1.098 82.0
9.Carl Pavano1.113 32.1
10.Ralph Terry1.174 46.0

Bases On Balls Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player BB9 IP Series/Year
1.Carl Mays.000 26.01921
 Schoolboy Rowe.000 21.11934
 Johnny Sain.000 17.01948
 Mariano Rivera.000 16.02003
5.Christy Mathewson.333 27.01905
6.Don Sutton.360 25.01977
7.Mark Buehrle.386 23.12005
8.Schoolboy Rowe.429 21.01935
9.Chief Bender.500 18.01913
 Mike Scott.500 18.01986

Strikeouts per 9 IP

Rank Player SO9 IP
1.Brad Lidge12.309 45.1
2.Max Scherzer12.036 55.1
3.Sterling Hitchcock12.033 30.2
4.Francisco Rodriguez12.027 36.2
5.Ryan Madson11.057 35.0
6.Armando Benitez10.681 30.1
7.Justin Verlander10.414 93.1
8.Tim Lincecum10.372 54.2
9.Mark Wohlers10.330 38.1
10.Jeff Nelson10.270 54.1

Strikeouts per 9 IP

Rank Player SO9 IP Series/Year
1.Max Scherzer13.701 22.12013
2.Francisco Rodriguez13.500 18.22002
 Max Scherzer13.500 17.12012
4.Sterling Hitchcock13.091 22.01998
5.Mike Mussina12.724 29.01997
6.Anibal Sanchez12.674 16.12013
7.Pedro Martinez12.177 17.01999
8.Justin Verlander12.130 23.02013
9.John Smoltz12.000 15.01997
 Adam Wainwright12.000 15.02012

Games Played

Rank Player G IP
1.Mariano Rivera96141.0
2.Jeff Nelson55 54.1
3.Mike Stanton53 55.2
4.Mike Timlin46 50.2
5.Andy Pettitte44276.2
6.John Smoltz41209.0
7.Brad Lidge39 45.1
 Mark Wohlers39 38.1
9.Paul Assenmacher36 20.0
10.Tom Glavine35218.1
 Roger Clemens35199.0
 Greg Maddux35198.0

Games Played

Rank Player G IP Series/Year
1.Paul Assenmacher14 9.11997
2.Koji Uehara13 13.22013
 Michael Jackson13 13.11997
 Felix Rodriguez13 13.12002
 Alexi Ogando13 13.02011
 Tim Worrell13 13.02002
 Junichi Tazawa13 7.12013
8.Mariano Rivera12 16.02009
 Carlos Martinez12 12.22013
 Jason Motte12 12.12011
 John Wetteland12 12.11996
 J.P. Howell12 12.02008
 Octavio Dotel12 10.12011
 Ryan Madson12 10.12009
 Julian Tavarez12 10.11995
 Marc Rzepczynski12 8.12011

Saves

Rank Player SV IP
1.Mariano Rivera42141.0
2.Brad Lidge18 45.1
3.Dennis Eckersley15 36.0
4.Jason Isringhausen11 26.2
 Robb Nen11 20.0
6.Mark Wohlers10 38.1
7.Rollie Fingers9 57.1
8.Rich Gossage8 31.1
 Randy Myers8 30.2
 Jason Motte8 21.2

Saves

Rank Player SV IP Series/Year
1.Koji Uehara7 13.22013
 John Wetteland7 12.11996
 Troy Percival7 9.22002
 Brad Lidge7 9.12008
 Robb Nen7 9.02002
6.Mariano Rivera6 15.22000
 Rich Gossage6 14.11981
 Mariano Rivera6 13.11998
 Mariano Rivera6 12.11999
 Brian Wilson6 11.22010
 Neftali Feliz6 11.12011

Innings Pitched

Rank Player IP
1.Andy Pettitte276.2
2.Tom Glavine218.1
3.John Smoltz209.0
4.Roger Clemens199.0
5.Greg Maddux198.0
6.Whitey Ford146.0
7.Mariano Rivera141.0
8.Mike Mussina139.2
9.Curt Schilling133.1
10.Dave Stewart133.0

Innings Pitched

Rank Player IP Series/Year
1.Curt Schilling48.12001
2.Deacon Phillippe44.01903
3.Josh Beckett42.22003
 Orel Hershiser42.21988
5.Randy Johnson41.12001
6.Fernando Valenzuela40.21981
7.Cliff Lee40.12009
8.Kevin Brown39.11998
9.Bruce Hurst38.01986
 Greg Maddux38.01995
 John Smoltz38.01996

Strikeouts

Rank Player SO IP
1.John Smoltz199209.0
2.Andy Pettitte183276.2
3.Roger Clemens173199.0
4.Mike Mussina145139.2
5.Tom Glavine143218.1
6.Randy Johnson132121.0
7.Greg Maddux125198.0
8.Curt Schilling120133.1
9.Mariano Rivera110141.0
10.Justin Verlander108 93.1

Strikeouts

Rank Player SO IP Series/Year
1.Curt Schilling56 48.12001
2.Josh Beckett47 42.22003
 Randy Johnson47 41.12001
 Cliff Lee47 35.22010
5.Kevin Brown46 39.11998
6.Tim Lincecum43 37.02010
7.Mike Mussina41 29.01997
8.Orel Hershiser35 35.11995
 Tom Seaver35 31.21973
 Josh Beckett35 30.02007
 Bob Gibson35 27.01968

Games Started

Rank Player GS IP
1.Andy Pettitte44276.2
2.Tom Glavine35218.1
3.Roger Clemens34199.0
4.Greg Maddux30198.0
5.John Smoltz27209.0
6.Whitey Ford22146.0
7.Mike Mussina21139.2
8.Curt Schilling19133.1
 Catfish Hunter19132.1
10.Dave Stewart18133.0
 Orel Hershiser18132.0
 David Cone18111.1
 Chris Carpenter18108.0
 CC Sabathia18107.1

Games Started

Rank Player GS IP Series/Year
1.Curt Schilling6 48.12001
 Chris Carpenter6 36.02011
3.Deacon Phillippe5 44.01903
 Josh Beckett5 42.22003
 Orel Hershiser5 42.21988
 Randy Johnson5 41.12001
 Fernando Valenzuela5 40.21981
 Cliff Lee5 40.12009
 Kevin Brown5 39.11998
 Bruce Hurst5 38.01986
 Greg Maddux5 38.01995
 John Smoltz5 38.01996
 Tim Lincecum5 37.02010
 Greg Maddux5 37.01996
 Jerry Reuss5 36.21981
 Jack Morris5 36.11991
 CC Sabathia5 36.12009
 Cliff Lee5 35.22010
 Orel Hershiser5 35.11995
 Cole Hamels5 35.02008
 Adam Wainwright5 35.02013
 Jon Lester5 34.22013
 Andy Pettitte5 34.12003
 Roger Clemens5 34.01986
 John Smoltz5 33.21992
 Kevin Brown5 33.01997
 Burt Hooton5 33.01981
 Chris Carpenter5 32.12006
 Andy Pettitte5 32.01996
 Andy Pettitte5 31.22000
 Frank Viola5 31.11987
 Andy Pettitte5 30.22009
 John Tudor5 30.21985
 Michael Wacha5 30.22013
 Matt Cain5 30.02012
 Dennis Martinez5 29.21995
 Andy Pettitte5 29.22001
 Jeff Weaver5 29.22006
 Jarrod Washburn5 28.22002
 Orel Hershiser5 28.11997
 C.J. Wilson5 28.02011
 A.J. Burnett5 27.12009
 Roger Clemens5 26.22001
 Jaret Wright5 26.21997
 Jaime Garcia5 25.22011
 Scott Kazmir5 25.22008
 Russ Ortiz5 25.02002
 Kevin Appier5 21.22002

Complete Games

Rank Player CG IP
1.Christy Mathewson10101.2
2.Chief Bender9 85.0
3.Red Ruffing8 85.2
 Bob Gibson8 81.0
5.Whitey Ford7146.0
6.Jim Palmer6124.1
 Dave McNally6 90.1
 Waite Hoyt6 83.2
 Art Nehf6 79.0
 George Mullin6 58.0
 Eddie Plank6 54.2

Complete Games

Rank Player CG IP Series/Year
1.Deacon Phillippe5 44.01903
2.Bill Dinneen4 35.01903
3.Curt Schilling3 48.12001
 Orel Hershiser3 42.21988
 Luis Tiant3 34.01975
 Cy Young3 34.01903
 George Mullin3 32.01909
 Christy Mathewson3 28.21912
 Babe Adams3 27.01909
 Lew Burdette3 27.01957
 Jack Coombs3 27.01910
 Stan Coveleski3 27.01920
 Bob Gibson3 27.01967
 Bob Gibson3 27.01968
 Waite Hoyt3 27.01921
 Mickey Lolich3 27.01968
 Christy Mathewson3 27.01905
 Hippo Vaughn3 27.01918
 Chief Bender3 26.01911
 Walter Johnson3 26.01925
 Carl Mays3 26.01921
 Art Nehf3 26.01921
 Bobo Newsom3 26.01940

Shutouts

Rank Player SHO IP
1.Christy Mathewson4101.2
2.Whitey Ford3146.0
 Josh Beckett3 93.2
 Mordecai Brown3 57.2
5.Curt Schilling2133.1
 Orel Hershiser2132.0
 Jim Palmer2124.1
 Randy Johnson2121.0
 Dave McNally2 90.1
 Bob Gibson2 81.0
 Art Nehf2 79.0
 Allie Reynolds2 77.1
 Sandy Koufax2 57.0
 Scott McGregor2 49.2
 Lew Burdette2 49.1
 Bill Hallahan2 39.2
 Bill Dinneen2 35.0

Shutouts

Rank Player SHO IP Series/Year
1.Christy Mathewson3 27.01905
2.Josh Beckett2 42.22003
 Orel Hershiser2 42.21988
 Randy Johnson2 41.12001
 Bill Dinneen2 35.01903
 Lew Burdette2 27.01957
 Sandy Koufax2 24.01965
 Whitey Ford2 18.01960
9.Curt Schilling1 48.12001
 Kevin Brown1 39.11998
 Tim Lincecum1 37.02010
 Jerry Reuss1 36.21981
 Jack Morris1 36.11991
 Chris Carpenter1 36.02011
 Luis Tiant1 34.01975
 George Mullin1 32.01909
 Dave Stewart1 32.01989
 Curt Schilling1 31.11993
 John Tudor1 30.21985
 Josh Beckett1 30.02007
 Don Sutton1 30.01974
 Catfish Hunter1 29.21973
 John Smoltz1 29.21991
 Danny Cox1 28.21987
 Warren Spahn1 28.21958
 Justin Verlander1 28.12012
 Roger Clemens1 28.02000
 Steve Rogers1 27.21981
 Mike Hampton1 27.12000
 Babe Adams1 27.01909
 Stan Coveleski1 27.01920
 Bob Gibson1 27.01967
 Bob Gibson1 27.01968
 Waite Hoyt1 27.01921
 Dave McNally1 27.01969
 Hippo Vaughn1 27.01918
 Dizzy Dean1 26.01934
 Danny Jackson1 26.01985
 Walter Johnson1 26.01925
 Carl Mays1 26.01921
 Scott McGregor1 26.01979
 Art Nehf1 26.01921
 Bobo Newsom1 26.01940
 Jon Matlack1 25.21973
 Blue Moon Odom1 25.11972
 Bret Saberhagen1 25.11985
 Ralph Terry1 25.01962
 George Earnshaw1 24.01931
 Jim Lonborg1 24.01967
 Tommy John1 23.21978

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