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All-time and Single-Season World Series Pitching Leaders

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Career LeadersSingle-Season Leaders

Earned Run Average

Rank Player ERA IP
1.Madison Bumgarner.25 36.0
2.Jack Billingham.36 25.1
3.Jon Lester.43 21.0
4.Harry Brecheen.83 32.2
5.Claude Osteen.86 21.0
6.Babe Ruth.87 31.0
7.Sherry Smith.89 30.1
8.Sandy Koufax.95 57.0
9.Christy Mathewson.97101.2
10.Mariano Rivera.99 36.1

Earned Run Average

Rank Player ERA IP Series/Year
1.Waite Hoyt.00 27.01921 WS
 Christy Mathewson.00 27.01905 WS
 Carl Hubbell.00 20.01933 WS
 Whitey Ford.00 18.01960 WS
 Joe McGinnity.00 17.01905 WS
 Duster Mails.00 15.21920 WS
 Rube Benton.00 14.01917 WS
 Whitey Ford.00 14.01961 WS
 Jack Billingham.00 13.21972 WS
 Joe Dobson.00 12.21946 WS
 Allie Reynolds.00 12.11949 WS
 Clem Labine.00 12.01956 WS
 Mordecai Brown.00 11.01908 WS
 Bill James.00 11.01914 WS
 Jack Kramer.00 11.01944 WS
 Gene Bearden.00 10.21948 WS
 Don Larsen.00 10.21956 WS

Wins

Rank Player W IP
1.Whitey Ford10146.0
2.Red Ruffing7 85.2
 Bob Gibson7 81.0
 Allie Reynolds7 77.1
5.Chief Bender6 85.0
 Waite Hoyt6 83.2
 Lefty Gomez6 50.1
8.Christy Mathewson5101.2
 Andy Pettitte5 77.2
 Catfish Hunter5 63.0
 Vic Raschi5 60.1
 Mordecai Brown5 57.2
 Herb Pennock5 55.1
 Jack Coombs5 53.1

Wins

Rank Player W IP Series/Year
1.Deacon Phillippe3 44.01903 WS
 Bill Dinneen3 35.01903 WS
 Babe Adams3 27.01909 WS
 Lew Burdette3 27.01957 WS
 Jack Coombs3 27.01910 WS
 Stan Coveleski3 27.01920 WS
 Red Faber3 27.01917 WS
 Bob Gibson3 27.01967 WS
 Mickey Lolich3 27.01968 WS
 Christy Mathewson3 27.01905 WS
 Smoky Joe Wood3 22.01912 WS
 Harry Brecheen3 20.01946 WS
 Randy Johnson3 17.12001 WS

Win-Loss Percentage

Rank Player W-L% IP
1.Herb Pennock1.000 55.1
 Jack Coombs1.000 53.1
 Lefty Gomez1.000 50.1
 Madison Bumgarner1.000 36.0
 Monte Pearson1.000 35.2
6.Eddie Lopat.800 52.0
 Curt Schilling.800 48.0
 Tommy Bridges.800 46.0
 Johnny Podres.800 38.1
 Ken Holtzman.800 35.1
 Harry Brecheen.800 32.2

Win-Loss Percentage

Rank Player W-L% IP Series/Year
1.Babe Adams1.000 27.01909 WS
 Lew Burdette1.000 27.01957 WS
 Jack Coombs1.000 27.01910 WS
 Stan Coveleski1.000 27.01920 WS
 Bob Gibson1.000 27.01967 WS
 Mickey Lolich1.000 27.01968 WS
 Christy Mathewson1.000 27.01905 WS
 George Earnshaw1.000 25.01930 WS
 Luis Tiant1.000 25.01975 WS
 Bruce Hurst1.000 23.01986 WS
 Jack Morris1.000 23.01991 WS
 Herb Pennock1.000 22.01926 WS
 Madison Bumgarner1.000 21.02014 WS
 Pete Alexander1.000 20.11926 WS
 Harry Brecheen1.000 20.01946 WS
 Carl Hubbell1.000 20.01933 WS
 Chris Carpenter1.000 19.02011 WS
 Dickey Kerr1.000 19.01919 WS
 Vic Aldridge1.000 18.11925 WS
 Bill Hallahan1.000 18.11931 WS
 Vern Law1.000 18.11960 WS
 Orval Overall1.000 18.11908 WS
 Johnny Beazley1.000 18.01942 WS
 Chief Bender1.000 18.01913 WS
 Steve Blass1.000 18.01971 WS
 Tommy Bridges1.000 18.01935 WS
 Spud Chandler1.000 18.01943 WS
 Paul Dean1.000 18.01934 WS
 Hod Eller1.000 18.01919 WS
 Whitey Ford1.000 18.01960 WS
 Rube Foster1.000 18.01915 WS
 Lefty Gomez1.000 18.01937 WS
 Orel Hershiser1.000 18.01988 WS
 Waite Hoyt1.000 18.01928 WS
 Sandy Koufax1.000 18.01963 WS
 Eddie Lopat1.000 18.01951 WS
 Rube Marquard1.000 18.01912 WS
 Carl Mays1.000 18.01918 WS
 Jack Morris1.000 18.01984 WS
 Johnny Podres1.000 18.01955 WS
 Dick Rudolph1.000 18.01914 WS
 Red Ruffing1.000 18.01938 WS
 Bret Saberhagen1.000 18.01985 WS
 Mike Torrez1.000 18.01977 WS
 Bucky Walters1.000 18.01940 WS
 Mike Caldwell1.000 17.21982 WS
 Burleigh Grimes1.000 17.21931 WS
 Jerry Koosman1.000 17.21969 WS
 Ernie Shore1.000 17.21916 WS
 Tom Zachary1.000 17.21924 WS

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Walks & Hits per Inning Pitched

Rank Player WHIP IP
1.Madison Bumgarner.528 36.0
2.Jim Lonborg.667 24.0
3.Monte Pearson.729 35.2
4.Jon Lester.762 21.0
5.Tim Lincecum.800 20.0
6.Rube Foster.810 21.0
7.Mike Stanton.814 23.1
8.Hippo Vaughn.815 27.0
9.Sandy Koufax.825 57.0
10.Christy Mathewson.836101.2

Walks & Hits per Inning Pitched

Rank Player WHIP IP Series/Year
1.Don Larsen.469 10.21956 WS
2.Madison Bumgarner.476 21.02014 WS
3.Allie Reynolds.486 12.11949 WS
4.Whitey Ford.500 14.01961 WS
5.Christy Mathewson.519 27.01905 WS
6.Johnny Sain.529 17.01948 WS
7.Joe Dobson.553 12.21946 WS
8.Hugh Casey.581 10.11947 WS
 Derek Holland.581 10.12011 WS
10.Steve Blass.611 18.01971 WS

Hits Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player H9 IP
1.Madison Bumgarner3.500 36.0
2.Monte Pearson4.794 35.2
3.David Cone4.854 29.2
4.Tim Lincecum4.950 20.0
5.Jack Billingham4.974 25.1
6.Sherry Smith5.044 30.1
7.Tommy Byrne5.062 21.1
8.Tom Glavine5.091 58.1
9.Jon Lester5.143 21.0
 Claude Osteen5.143 21.0

Hits Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player H9 IP Series/Year
1.Don Larsen.844 10.21956 WS
2.Allie Reynolds1.460 12.11949 WS
3.Bill James1.636 11.01914 WS
4.Bill Bevens2.382 11.11947 WS
5.Tom Glavine2.571 14.01995 WS
6.Joe Dobson2.842 12.21946 WS
7.Andy Hawkins3.000 12.01984 WS
8.Bob Turley3.273 11.01956 WS
9.Orval Overall3.436 18.11908 WS
10.Duster Mails3.447 15.21920 WS

Bases On Balls Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player BB9 IP
1.Schoolboy Rowe.391 46.0
2.Deacon Phillippe.720 50.0
3.Jim Lonborg.750 24.0
4.Mudcat Grant.783 23.0
5.Rube Foster.857 21.0
6.Christy Mathewson.885101.2
7.Red Faber1.000 27.0
8.Lefty Grove1.052 51.1
9.Scott McGregor1.059 34.0
 Cy Young1.059 34.0

Bases On Balls Allowed per 9 IP

Rank Player BB9 IP Series/Year
1.Carl Mays.000 26.01921 WS
 Schoolboy Rowe.000 21.11934 WS
 Johnny Sain.000 17.01948 WS
 Ray Collins.000 14.11912 WS
 Tommy John.000 13.01981 WS
 Jack Russell.000 10.11933 WS
7.Christy Mathewson.333 27.01905 WS
8.Madison Bumgarner.429 21.02014 WS
 Schoolboy Rowe.429 21.01935 WS
10.Chief Bender.500 18.01913 WS
 Bret Saberhagen.500 18.01985 WS

Strikeouts per 9 IP

Rank Player SO9 IP
1.Orlando Hernandez11.302 28.2
2.Josh Beckett10.800 23.1
3.Tim Lincecum10.350 20.0
4.Bob Gibson10.222 81.0
5.Tug McGraw10.125 21.1
6.Sandy Koufax9.632 57.0
7.Hal Newhouser9.581 20.2
8.John Smoltz9.177 51.0
9.Steve Carlton9.095 31.2
10.Roger Clemens8.939 49.1

Strikeouts per 9 IP

Rank Player SO9 IP Series/Year
1.Roger Clemens12.825 13.12001 WS
2.Jason Schmidt12.194 10.12002 WS
3.Pedro Martinez11.700 10.02009 WS
4.Bob Gibson11.667 27.01968 WS
5.Don Drysdale11.571 11.21965 WS
6.Sandy Koufax11.500 18.01963 WS
7.Mike Mussina11.454 11.02001 WS
 Bob Turley11.454 11.01956 WS
9.George Earnshaw11.195 13.21929 WS
10.Curt Schilling10.969 21.12001 WS

Games Played

Rank Player G IP
1.Mariano Rivera24 36.1
2.Whitey Ford22146.0
3.Mike Stanton20 23.1
4.Rollie Fingers16 33.1
 Jeff Nelson16 16.0
6.Allie Reynolds15 77.1
 Bob Turley15 53.2
8.Clay Carroll14 20.1
9.Andy Pettitte13 77.2
 Clem Labine13 31.1
 Mark Wohlers13 11.2

Games Played

Rank Player G IP Series/Year
1.Darold Knowles7 6.11973 WS
2.Rollie Fingers6 13.21973 WS
 Hugh Casey6 10.11947 WS
 Rollie Fingers6 10.11972 WS
 Dan Quisenberry6 10.11980 WS
 Pedro Borbon6 7.01972 WS
 Felix Rodriguez6 5.22002 WS
 Tim Worrell6 5.22002 WS
 Alexi Ogando6 2.22011 WS
10.Deacon Phillippe5 44.01903 WS
 Tug McGraw5 13.21973 WS
 Kent Tekulve5 9.11979 WS
 Mike Marshall5 9.01974 WS
 Rawly Eastwick5 8.01975 WS
 Brendan Donnelly5 7.22002 WS
 Roger McDowell5 7.11986 WS
 Mike Stanton5 7.11991 WS
 Will McEnaney5 6.21975 WS
 Hank Behrman5 6.11947 WS
 Bob Stanley5 6.11986 WS
 Carlos Martinez5 6.02013 WS
 Clay Carroll5 5.21972 WS
 Clay Carroll5 5.21975 WS
 Lance Lynn5 5.22011 WS
 Mike Stanton5 5.22001 WS
 Scott Feldman5 5.02011 WS
 Jose Mesa5 5.01997 WS
 Koji Uehara5 4.22013 WS
 Ryan Madson5 4.12009 WS
 Bob McClure5 4.11982 WS
 Jason Motte5 4.12011 WS
 Julian Tavarez5 4.11995 WS
 John Wetteland5 4.11996 WS
 Paul Assenmacher5 4.01997 WS
 Octavio Dotel5 3.22011 WS
 Junichi Tazawa5 2.12013 WS

Saves

Rank Player SV IP
1.Mariano Rivera11 36.1
2.Rollie Fingers6 33.1
3.Allie Reynolds4 77.1
 Johnny Murphy4 16.1
 Robb Nen4 7.2
 John Wetteland4 4.1
7.Herb Pennock3 55.1
 Tug McGraw3 21.1
 Firpo Marberry3 12.0
 Todd Worrell3 11.2
 Will McEnaney3 11.1
 Roy Face3 10.1
 Kent Tekulve3 9.1
 Neftali Feliz3 6.2
 Sergio Romo3 6.0
 Jonathan Papelbon3 4.1
 Troy Percival3 3.0

Saves

Rank Player SV IP Series/Year
1.John Wetteland4 4.11996 WS
2.Roy Face3 10.11960 WS
 Kent Tekulve3 9.11979 WS
 Jonathan Papelbon3 4.12007 WS
 Mariano Rivera3 4.11998 WS
 Troy Percival3 3.02002 WS
 Sergio Romo3 3.02012 WS
8.Rollie Fingers2 13.21973 WS
 Larry Sherry2 12.21959 WS
 Rollie Fingers2 10.11972 WS
 Rollie Fingers2 9.11974 WS
 Firpo Marberry2 8.01924 WS
 Tug McGraw2 7.21980 WS
 Bruce Sutter2 7.21982 WS
 Todd Worrell2 7.01987 WS
 Darold Knowles2 6.11973 WS
 Mariano Rivera2 6.02000 WS
 Jesse Orosco2 5.21986 WS
 Willie Hernandez2 5.11984 WS
 Mariano Rivera2 5.12009 WS
 Rick Aguilera2 5.01991 WS
 Rich Gossage2 5.01981 WS
 Bobby Jenks2 5.02005 WS
 Mark Wohlers2 5.01995 WS
 Will McEnaney2 4.21976 WS
 Robb Nen2 4.21997 WS
 Mariano Rivera2 4.21999 WS
 Koji Uehara2 4.22013 WS
 Duane Ward2 4.21993 WS
 Bob McClure2 4.11982 WS
 Herb Pennock2 4.01932 WS
 Neftali Feliz2 3.22011 WS
 Tom Henke2 3.11992 WS
 Tippy Martinez2 3.01983 WS
 Robb Nen2 3.02002 WS
 Ugueth Urbina2 3.02003 WS
 Brad Lidge2 2.02008 WS

Innings Pitched

Rank Player IP
1.Whitey Ford146.0
2.Christy Mathewson101.2
3.Red Ruffing85.2
4.Chief Bender85.0
5.Waite Hoyt83.2
6.Bob Gibson81.0
7.Art Nehf79.0
8.Andy Pettitte77.2
9.Allie Reynolds77.1
10.Jim Palmer64.2

Innings Pitched

Rank Player IP Series/Year
1.Deacon Phillippe44.01903 WS
2.Bill Dinneen35.01903 WS
3.Cy Young34.01903 WS
4.George Mullin32.01909 WS
5.Christy Mathewson28.21912 WS
 Warren Spahn28.21958 WS
7.Babe Adams27.01909 WS
 Lew Burdette27.01957 WS
 Jack Coombs27.01910 WS
 Stan Coveleski27.01920 WS
 Red Faber27.01917 WS
 Bob Gibson27.01964 WS
 Bob Gibson27.01967 WS
 Bob Gibson27.01968 WS
 Waite Hoyt27.01921 WS
 Mickey Lolich27.01968 WS
 Christy Mathewson27.01905 WS
 Christy Mathewson27.01911 WS
 Hippo Vaughn27.01918 WS

Strikeouts

Rank Player SO IP
1.Whitey Ford94146.0
2.Bob Gibson92 81.0
3.Allie Reynolds62 77.1
4.Red Ruffing61 85.2
 Sandy Koufax61 57.0
6.Chief Bender59 85.0
7.Andy Pettitte56 77.2
 George Earnshaw56 62.2
9.John Smoltz52 51.0
10.Waite Hoyt49 83.2
 Roger Clemens49 49.1

Strikeouts

Rank Player SO IP Series/Year
1.Bob Gibson35 27.01968 WS
2.Bob Gibson31 27.01964 WS
3.Sandy Koufax29 24.01965 WS
4.Bill Dinneen28 35.01903 WS
5.Bob Gibson26 27.01967 WS
 Curt Schilling26 21.12001 WS
7.Sandy Koufax23 18.01963 WS
8.Deacon Phillippe22 44.01903 WS
 Hal Newhouser22 20.21945 WS
10.Mickey Lolich21 27.01968 WS
 Smoky Joe Wood21 22.01912 WS

Games Started

Rank Player GS IP
1.Whitey Ford22146.0
2.Andy Pettitte13 77.2
3.Christy Mathewson11101.2
 Waite Hoyt11 83.2
5.Red Ruffing10 85.2
 Chief Bender10 85.0
7.Bob Gibson9 81.0
 Art Nehf9 79.0
 Allie Reynolds9 77.1
 Catfish Hunter9 63.0

Games Started

Rank Player GS IP Series/Year
1.Deacon Phillippe5 44.01903 WS
2.Bill Dinneen4 35.01903 WS
3.Cy Young3 34.01903 WS
 George Mullin3 32.01909 WS
 Christy Mathewson3 28.21912 WS
 Warren Spahn3 28.21958 WS
 Babe Adams3 27.01909 WS
 Lew Burdette3 27.01957 WS
 Jack Coombs3 27.01910 WS
 Stan Coveleski3 27.01920 WS
 Red Faber3 27.01917 WS
 Bob Gibson3 27.01964 WS
 Bob Gibson3 27.01967 WS
 Bob Gibson3 27.01968 WS
 Waite Hoyt3 27.01921 WS
 Mickey Lolich3 27.01968 WS
 Christy Mathewson3 27.01905 WS
 Christy Mathewson3 27.01911 WS
 Hippo Vaughn3 27.01918 WS
 Chief Bender3 26.01911 WS
 Dizzy Dean3 26.01934 WS
 Phil Douglas3 26.01921 WS
 Lefty Grove3 26.01931 WS
 Walter Johnson3 26.01925 WS
 Carl Mays3 26.01921 WS
 Art Nehf3 26.01921 WS
 Bobo Newsom3 26.01940 WS
 George Earnshaw3 25.01930 WS
 Ralph Terry3 25.01962 WS
 Luis Tiant3 25.01975 WS
 George Earnshaw3 24.01931 WS
 Sandy Koufax3 24.01965 WS
 Jim Lonborg3 24.01967 WS
 Jack Sanford3 23.11962 WS
 Mudcat Grant3 23.01965 WS
 Bruce Hurst3 23.01986 WS
 Jack Morris3 23.01991 WS
 Jeff Tesreau3 23.01912 WS
 Lefty Tyler3 23.01918 WS
 Lew Burdette3 22.11958 WS
 Smoky Joe Wood3 22.01912 WS
 Eddie Cicotte3 21.21919 WS
 Joe Black3 21.11952 WS
 Curt Schilling3 21.12001 WS
 Hal Newhouser3 20.21945 WS
 Mel Stottlemyre3 20.01964 WS
 Mordecai Brown3 19.21906 WS
 Whitey Ford3 19.21962 WS
 Paul Derringer3 19.11940 WS
 Burleigh Grimes3 19.11920 WS

List may be truncated due to large number of matching players

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.Waite Hoyt6 83.2
 Art Nehf6 79.0
 George Mullin6 58.0
 Eddie Plank6 54.2
10.Allie Reynolds5 77.1
 George Earnshaw5 62.2
 Bullet Joe Bush5 60.2
 Mordecai Brown5 57.2
 Carl Mays5 57.1
 Bill Donovan5 50.0
 Walter Johnson5 50.0
 Deacon Phillippe5 50.0

Complete Games

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

Shutouts

Rank Player SHO IP
1.Christy Mathewson4101.2
2.Whitey Ford3146.0
 Mordecai Brown3 57.2
4.Bob Gibson2 81.0
 Art Nehf2 79.0
 Allie Reynolds2 77.1
 Sandy Koufax2 57.0
 Lew Burdette2 49.1
 Bill Hallahan2 39.2
 Bill Dinneen2 35.0

Shutouts

Rank Player SHO IP Series/Year
1.Christy Mathewson3 27.01905 WS
2.Bill Dinneen2 35.01903 WS
 Lew Burdette2 27.01957 WS
 Sandy Koufax2 24.01965 WS
 Whitey Ford2 18.01960 WS
6.George Mullin1 32.01909 WS
 Warren Spahn1 28.21958 WS
 Babe Adams1 27.01909 WS
 Stan Coveleski1 27.01920 WS
 Bob Gibson1 27.01967 WS
 Bob Gibson1 27.01968 WS
 Waite Hoyt1 27.01921 WS
 Hippo Vaughn1 27.01918 WS
 Dizzy Dean1 26.01934 WS
 Walter Johnson1 26.01925 WS
 Carl Mays1 26.01921 WS
 Art Nehf1 26.01921 WS
 Bobo Newsom1 26.01940 WS
 Ralph Terry1 25.01962 WS
 Luis Tiant1 25.01975 WS
 George Earnshaw1 24.01931 WS
 Jim Lonborg1 24.01967 WS
 Jack Sanford1 23.11962 WS
 Jack Morris1 23.01991 WS
 Madison Bumgarner1 21.02014 WS
 Allie Reynolds1 20.11952 WS
 Harry Brecheen1 20.01946 WS
 Mordecai Brown1 19.21906 WS
 Burleigh Grimes1 19.11920 WS
 Dickey Kerr1 19.01919 WS
 Christy Mathewson1 19.01913 WS
 Bill Hallahan1 18.11931 WS
 Orval Overall1 18.11908 WS
 Hank Borowy1 18.01945 WS
 Spud Chandler1 18.01943 WS
 Hod Eller1 18.01919 WS
 Orel Hershiser1 18.01988 WS
 Johnny Podres1 18.01955 WS
 Bret Saberhagen1 18.01985 WS
 John Tudor1 18.01985 WS
 Bucky Walters1 18.01940 WS
 Mike Caldwell1 17.21982 WS
 Randy Johnson1 17.12001 WS
 Chief Bender1 17.01905 WS
 Joe McGinnity1 17.01905 WS
 Scott McGregor1 17.01983 WS
 Babe Ruth1 17.01918 WS
 Johnny Sain1 17.01948 WS
 Jesse Haines1 16.21926 WS
 Claude Passeau1 16.21945 WS

List may be truncated due to large number of matching players