Most Times in Top 3 of League Pitching Statistics

The span of a player's career is in italics.

Wins Above Replacement
1. Ruth1914-1935 14
2. Bonds1986-2007 13
Young1890-1911 13
4. Mays1951-1973 12
5. Hornsby1915-1937 11
6. Mathewson1900-1916 10
Williams1939-1960 10
8. Johnson1907-1927 9
Wagner1897-1917 9
10. Aaron1954-1976 8
Alexander1911-1930 8
Clemens1984-2007 8
Gehrig1923-1939 8
Musial1941-1963 8
Nichols1890-1906 8
Rodriguez1994-2016 8
Schmidt1972-1989 8
WAR for Pitchers
1. Young1890-1911 13
2. Grove1925-1941 11
3. Clemens1984-2007 10
Johnson1907-1927 10
Mathewson1900-1916 10
6. Alexander1911-1930 9
Johnson1988-2009 9
8. Maddux1986-2008 8
Nichols1890-1906 8
10. Halladay1998-2013 7
Earned Run Average
1. Clemens1984-2007 10
Grove1925-1941 10
Johnson1907-1927 10
4. Maddux1986-2008 8
Mathewson1900-1916 8
6. Brown1903-1916 7
Hubbell1928-1943 7
Johnson1988-2009 7
Young1890-1911 7
10. Alexander1911-1930 6
Kershaw2008-2017 6
Martinez1992-2009 6
Palmer1965-1984 6
Seaver1967-1986 6
Spahn1942-1965 6
Wins
1. Spahn1942-1965 14
2. Johnson1907-1927 11
3. Mathewson1900-1916 9
4. Lemon1941-1958 8
Young1890-1911 8
6. Alexander1911-1930 7
Carlton1965-1988 7
Clemens1984-2007 7
Grove1925-1941 7
Jenkins1965-1983 7
Keefe1880-1893 7
Maddux1986-2008 7
Seaver1967-1986 7
Win-Loss %
1. Clemens1984-2007 7
Ford1950-1967 7
Grove1925-1941 7
4. Brown1903-1916 5
Carlton1965-1988 5
Halladay1998-2013 5
Johnson1988-2009 5
Radbourn1880-1891 5
Sabathia2001-2017 5
Spalding1871-1878 5
Young1890-1911 5
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Young1890-1911 14
2. Johnson1907-1927 11
3. Clemens1984-2007 9
Maddux1986-2008 9
Mathewson1900-1916 9
Roberts1948-1966 9
7. Hubbell1928-1943 8
Johnson1988-2009 8
9. Adams1906-1926 7
Alexander1911-1930 7
Brown1903-1916 7
Grove1925-1941 7
Martinez1992-2009 7
Seaver1967-1986 7
Hits per 9 IP
1. Ryan1966-1993 16
2. Johnson1988-2009 11
3. Martinez1992-2009 10
4. Keefe1880-1893 8
Koufax1955-1966 8
Seaver1967-1986 8
7. Clemens1984-2007 7
Kershaw2008-2017 7
Rusie1889-1901 7
10. Feller1936-1956 6
Johnson1907-1927 6
Vance1915-1935 6
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. Young1890-1911 17
2. Galvin1875-1892 14
3. Maddux1986-2008 13
4. Alexander1911-1930 10
Roberts1948-1966 10
6. Adams1906-1926 9
Jenkins1965-1983 9
Leonard1933-1953 9
Mathewson1900-1916 9
10. Lopat1944-1955 8
Phillippe1899-1911 8
Radke1995-2006 8
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. Ryan1966-1993 19
2. Clemens1984-2007 12
Johnson1907-1927 12
4. Johnson1988-2009 11
Vance1915-1935 11
6. Waddell1897-1910 9
7. Carlton1965-1988 8
Koufax1955-1966 8
Martinez1992-2009 8
McDowell1961-1975 8
Seaver1967-1986 8
Games Played
1. McGinnity1899-1908 8
Young1890-1911 8
3. Fingers1968-1985 7
Marberry1923-1936 7
5. Quantrill1992-2005 6
Rusie1889-1901 6
Tekulve1974-1989 6
Wilhelm1952-1972 6
9. Alexander1911-1930 5
Clarkson1882-1894 5
Dean1930-1947 5
Face1953-1969 5
Galvin1875-1892 5
Keefe1880-1893 5
Marshall1967-1981 5
Mathewson1900-1916 5
Newsom1929-1953 5
Perranoski1961-1973 5
Quisenberry1979-1990 5
Radbourn1880-1891 5
Spalding1871-1878 5
Walsh1904-1917 5
Saves
1. Fingers1968-1985 9
Hoffman1993-2010 9
Murphy1932-1947 9
Rivera1995-2013 9
Smith1980-1997 9
6. Walsh1904-1917 8
7. Face1953-1969 7
McGinnity1899-1908 7
9. Brown1903-1916 6
Gossage1972-1994 6
Marberry1923-1936 6
Mullane1881-1894 6
Quisenberry1979-1990 6
Rodriguez2002-2017 6
Sutter1976-1988 6
Innings Pitched
1. Spahn1942-1965 14
2. Johnson1907-1927 10
3. Maddux1986-2008 9
4. Alexander1911-1930 8
Carlton1965-1988 8
6. Feller1936-1956 7
Halladay1998-2013 7
Mathewson1900-1916 7
Perry1962-1983 7
Roberts1948-1966 7
Wynn1939-1963 7
Young1890-1911 7
Strikeouts
1. Ryan1966-1993 16
2. Johnson1907-1927 15
3. Johnson1988-2009 13
4. Clemens1984-2007 12
5. Vance1915-1935 10
6. Alexander1911-1930 9
Bunning1955-1971 9
Grove1925-1941 9
Martinez1992-2009 9
Newsom1929-1953 9
Games Started
1. Maddux1986-2008 11
2. Drysdale1956-1969 8
Feller1936-1956 8
Glavine1987-2008 8
Jenkins1965-1983 8
Johnson1907-1927 8
Spahn1942-1965 8
Wynn1939-1963 8
9. Alexander1911-1930 7
Lemon1941-1958 7
Niekro1964-1987 7
Roberts1948-1966 7
Complete Games
1. Spahn1942-1965 16
2. Johnson1907-1927 12
Young1890-1911 12
4. Schilling1988-2007 9
5. Carlton1965-1988 8
Halladay1998-2013 8
Mathewson1900-1916 8
8. Alexander1911-1930 7
Gibson1959-1975 7
Johnson1988-2009 7
Lemon1941-1958 7
Morris1977-1994 7
Perry1962-1983 7
Roberts1948-1966 7
Shutouts
1. Johnson1907-1927 12
2. Johnson1988-2009 10
Young1890-1911 10
4. Alexander1911-1930 9
Spahn1942-1965 9
6. Galvin1875-1892 8
Mathewson1900-1916 8
Nichols1890-1906 8
9. Blyleven1970-1992 7
Clemens1984-2007 7
Drysdale1956-1969 7
Feller1936-1956 7
Home Runs
1. Roberts1948-1966 10
2. Jenkins1965-1983 9
3. Browning1984-1995 6
Nichols1890-1906 6
Niekro1964-1987 6
Powell1897-1912 6
Stivetts1889-1899 6
8. Arroyo2000-2017 5
Clarkson1882-1894 5
Hubbell1928-1943 5
Hunter1965-1979 5
Sutton1966-1988 5
Tanana1973-1993 5
White1877-1886 5
Bases on Balls
1. Ryan1966-1993 13
2. Feller1936-1956 6
Higbe1937-1950 6
Lemon1941-1958 6
Mullin1902-1915 6
Newsom1929-1953 6
Niekro1964-1987 6
Reynolds1942-1954 6
Ring1917-1928 6
Rusie1889-1901 6
Torrez1967-1984 6
Witt1986-2001 6
Hits
1. Roberts1948-1966 9
2. Buehrle2000-2015 8
Hernandez1996-2012 8
Young1890-1911 8
5. Galvin1875-1892 7
Mathewson1900-1916 7
Mullin1902-1915 7
Spahn1942-1965 7
9. Burdette1950-1967 6
Derringer1931-1945 6
Friend1951-1966 6
Kaat1959-1983 6
Lary1954-1965 6
Newsom1929-1953 6
Perry1962-1983 6
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. Young1890-1911 16
2. Johnson1907-1927 15
3. Mathewson1900-1916 12
4. Roberts1948-1966 11
5. Grove1925-1941 10
6. Alexander1911-1930 9
Blyleven1970-1992 9
Hubbell1928-1943 9
Johnson1988-2009 9
Mussina1991-2008 9
Seaver1967-1986 9
Vance1915-1935 9
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. Maddux1986-2008 9
2. Brown1986-2005 7
Clemens1984-2007 7
Rixey1912-1933 7
5. Keefe1880-1893 6
6. Ryan1966-1993 5
7. Candiotti1983-1999 4
Falkenberg1903-1917 4
Garcia1948-1961 4
Glavine1987-2008 4
Gomez1930-1943 4
Gooden1984-2000 4
Hudson1999-2015 4
Jackson1983-1997 4
Johnson1907-1927 4
John1963-1989 4
Martinez1992-2009 4
Perry1962-1983 4
Schmitz1941-1956 4
Tannehill1894-1911 4
Terry1884-1897 4
Webb2003-2009 4
Losses
1. Friend1951-1966 7
Newsom1929-1953 7
3. Gaston1924-1934 6
Roberts1948-1966 6
5. Dickson1939-1959 5
Niekro1964-1987 5
Raffensberger1939-1954 5
8. Bakley1883-1891 4
Candiotti1983-1999 4
Groom1909-1918 4
Johnson1928-1947 4
Johnson1907-1927 4
Luque1914-1935 4
Mathews1871-1887 4
McCormick1878-1887 4
Mulcahy1935-1947 4
Ramos1955-1970 4
Wood1961-1978 4
Wynn1939-1963 4
Earned Runs
1. Roberts1948-1966 7
2. Jenkins1965-1983 6
Moore1982-1995 6
4. Lolich1963-1979 5
Mullin1902-1915 5
Newsom1929-1953 5
Niekro1964-1987 5
Ramos1955-1970 5
Walters1931-1950 5
Whitehill1923-1939 5
Wynn1939-1963 5
Wild Pitches
1. Ryan1966-1993 11
2. Johnson1907-1927 9
Morris1977-1994 9
4. Cheney1911-1919 8
5. Hallahan1925-1938 7
Leonard1933-1953 7
Niekro1964-1987 7
8. Ames1903-1919 6
Burnett1999-2015 6
Maloney1960-1971 6
Niekro1967-1988 6
Smoltz1988-2009 6
Hit By Pitch
1. Bunning1955-1971 9
Drysdale1956-1969 9
3. Stieb1979-1998 8
Whitehill1923-1939 8
5. Ehmke1915-1930 7
Hough1970-1994 7
Wakefield1992-2011 7
8. Blyleven1970-1992 6
Brown1986-2005 6
Martinez1976-1998 6
Plank1901-1917 6
Weyhing1887-1901 6
Batters Faced
1. Spahn1942-1965 12
2. Johnson1907-1927 9
3. Alexander1911-1930 8
Carlton1965-1988 8
Maddux1986-2008 8
Newsom1929-1953 8
Niekro1964-1987 8
8. Feller1936-1956 7
Roberts1948-1966 7
Wynn1939-1963 7
Games Finished
1. Murphy1932-1947 8
2. Face1953-1969 7
Fingers1968-1985 7
Lyle1967-1982 7
Marshall1967-1981 7
Nen1993-2002 7
Rivera1995-2013 7
Smith1980-1997 7
9. Marberry1923-1936 6
Perranoski1961-1973 6
Quisenberry1979-1990 6
Adjusted ERA+
1. Grove1925-1941 11
2. Clemens1984-2007 10
Johnson1907-1927 10
Young1890-1911 10
5. Maddux1986-2008 8
Mathewson1900-1916 8
7. Johnson1988-2009 7
8. Alexander1911-1930 6
Brown1903-1916 6
Hubbell1928-1943 6
Kershaw2008-2017 6
Martinez1992-2009 6
Newhouser1939-1955 6
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. Young1890-1911 15
2. Johnson1907-1927 13
3. Clemens1984-2007 12
Grove1925-1941 12
5. Mathewson1900-1916 11
6. Johnson1988-2009 9
Ryan1966-1993 9
Vance1915-1935 9
9. Adams1906-1926 7
Bender1903-1925 7
Maddux1986-2008 7
Seaver1967-1986 7
Waddell1897-1910 7
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. Young1890-1911 14
2. Grove1925-1941 12
3. Johnson1907-1927 10
Maddux1986-2008 10
Mathewson1900-1916 10
6. Clemens1984-2007 9
7. Alexander1911-1930 8
Nichols1890-1906 8
Seaver1967-1986 8
10. Johnson1988-2009 7
Kershaw2008-2017 7
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. Young1890-1911 14
2. Grove1925-1941 12
3. Johnson1907-1927 10
Maddux1986-2008 10
Mathewson1900-1916 10
6. Clemens1984-2007 9
7. Alexander1911-1930 8
Nichols1890-1906 8
Seaver1967-1986 8
10. Johnson1988-2009 7
Kershaw2008-2017 7
Palmer1965-1984 7
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. Clemens1984-2007 10
2. Grove1925-1941 8
Johnson1988-2009 8
Maddux1986-2008 8
Palmer1965-1984 8
Seaver1967-1986 8
Spahn1942-1965 8
8. Kershaw2008-2017 7
9. Ford1950-1967 6
Halladay1998-2013 6
Martinez1992-2009 6
Ruffing1924-1947 6
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. Grove1925-1941 8
2. Clemens1984-2007 7
Johnson1988-2009 7
Maddux1986-2008 7
5. Ford1950-1967 6
Palmer1965-1984 6
Roberts1948-1966 6
Spahn1942-1965 6
9. Feller1936-1956 5
Gibson1959-1975 5
Kershaw2008-2017 5
Koufax1955-1966 5
Martinez1992-2009 5
Ruffing1924-1947 5
Seaver1967-1986 5
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. Clemens1984-2007 11
2. Johnson1988-2009 9
Spahn1942-1965 9
4. Maddux1986-2008 8
5. Grove1925-1941 7
Halladay1998-2013 7
Kershaw2008-2017 7
Palmer1965-1984 7
Seaver1967-1986 7
10. Martinez1992-2009 6
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. Clemens1984-2007 10
2. Grove1925-1941 8
Johnson1988-2009 8
Maddux1986-2008 8
Palmer1965-1984 8
Seaver1967-1986 8
Spahn1942-1965 8
8. Kershaw2008-2017 7
9. Ford1950-1967 6
Halladay1998-2013 6
Martinez1992-2009 6
Ruffing1924-1947 6
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