Pitching Leaders Including & After Age 19

Ages used are the player's age on June 30th.

Including & After age 19

  • Minimum 1900 IP or 186 Decisions for rate statistics
  • Last column is Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
1. Ed Walsh 1.82 2964.3
2. Addie Joss 1.89 2327.0
3. Mordecai Brown 2.06 3172.3
4. Al Spalding 2.13 2886.3
5. Christy Mathewson 2.13 4788.7
6. Tommy Bond 2.16 3131.7
7. Rube Waddell 2.16 2961.3
8. Walter Johnson 2.17 5914.3
9. John Ward 2.19 2135.7
10. Will White 2.28 3542.7
Wins
1. Cy Young 511 7356.0
2. Walter Johnson 417 5914.3
3. Pete Alexander 373 5190.0
4. Christy Mathewson 373 4788.7
5. Warren Spahn 363 5243.7
6. Pud Galvin 361 5941.3
7. Kid Nichols 361 5067.3
8. Greg Maddux 355 5008.3
9. Roger Clemens 354 4916.7
10. Tim Keefe 342 5049.7
Win-Loss %
1. Al Spalding .795 2886.3
2. Whitey Ford .690 3170.3
3. Dave Foutz .690 1997.3
4. Clayton Kershaw .689 2096.3
5. Bob Caruthers .688 2828.7
6. Pedro Martinez .687 2827.3
7. Lefty Grove .680 3940.7
8. Vic Raschi .667 1819.0
9. Larry Corcoran .665 2392.3
10. Christy Mathewson .665 4788.7
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Addie Joss 0.968 2327.0
2. Ed Walsh 1.000 2964.3
3. Clayton Kershaw 1.005 2096.3
4. John Ward 1.047 2135.7
5. Pedro Martinez 1.054 2827.3
6. Christy Mathewson 1.058 4788.7
7. Walter Johnson 1.061 5914.3
8. Mordecai Brown 1.066 3172.3
9. Tommy Bond 1.068 3131.7
10. George Bradley 1.090 2940.0
Hits per 9 IP
1. Nolan Ryan 6.555 5386.0
2. Clayton Kershaw 6.740 2096.3
3. Sandy Koufax 6.792 2324.3
4. Andy Messersmith 6.937 2230.3
5. Hoyt Wilhelm 7.014 2254.3
6. Sam McDowell 7.041 2486.0
7. Pedro Martinez 7.070 2827.3
8. Ed Walsh 7.123 2964.3
9. Ed Reulbach 7.238 2632.3
10. Randy Johnson 7.282 4135.3
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. Candy Cummings 0.473 2149.7
2. Al Spalding 0.511 2886.3
3. Tommy Bond 0.532 3131.7
4. George Zettlein 0.600 2176.7
5. George Bradley 0.600 2940.0
6. Dick McBride 0.752 2082.0
7. John Ward 0.923 2135.7
8. Bobby Mathews 0.966 4956.0
9. Jim Whitney 1.058 3496.3
10. Pud Galvin 1.127 5941.3
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. Randy Johnson 10.610 4135.3
2. Max Scherzer 10.408 2117.7
3. Pedro Martinez 10.040 2827.3
4. Clayton Kershaw 9.767 2096.3
5. Nolan Ryan 9.548 5386.0
6. Sandy Koufax 9.277 2324.3
7. Sam McDowell 8.862 2486.0
8. Johan Santana 8.833 2025.7
9. Justin Verlander 8.827 2759.0
10. Hideo Nomo 8.734 1976.3
Games Played
1. Jesse Orosco 1252 1295.3
2. Mike Stanton 1178 1114.0
3. John Franco 1119 1245.7
4. Mariano Rivera 1115 1283.7
5. Dennis Eckersley 1071 3285.7
6. Hoyt Wilhelm 1070 2254.3
7. Dan Plesac 1064 1072.0
8. Mike Timlin 1058 1204.3
9. Kent Tekulve 1050 1436.7
10. LaTroy Hawkins 1042 1467.3
Saves
1. Mariano Rivera 652 1283.7
2. Trevor Hoffman 601 1089.3
3. Lee Smith 478 1289.3
4. Francisco Rodriguez 437 976.0
5. John Franco 424 1245.7
6. Billy Wagner 422 903.0
7. Dennis Eckersley 390 3285.7
8. Joe Nathan 377 923.3
9. Jonathan Papelbon 368 725.7
10. Jeff Reardon 367 1132.3
Innings Pitched
1. Cy Young 7356.0 7356.0
2. Pud Galvin 5941.3 5941.3
3. Walter Johnson 5914.3 5914.3
4. Phil Niekro 5404.0 5404.0
5. Nolan Ryan 5386.0 5386.0
6. Gaylord Perry 5350.0 5350.0
7. Don Sutton 5282.3 5282.3
8. Warren Spahn 5243.7 5243.7
9. Steve Carlton 5217.7 5217.7
10. Pete Alexander 5190.0 5190.0
Strikeouts
1. Nolan Ryan 5714 5386.0
2. Randy Johnson 4875 4135.3
3. Roger Clemens 4672 4916.7
4. Steve Carlton 4136 5217.7
5. Bert Blyleven 3701 4970.0
6. Tom Seaver 3640 4783.0
7. Don Sutton 3574 5282.3
8. Gaylord Perry 3534 5350.0
9. Walter Johnson 3509 5914.3
10. Greg Maddux 3371 5008.3
Games Started
1. Cy Young 815 7356.0
2. Nolan Ryan 773 5386.0
3. Don Sutton 756 5282.3
4. Greg Maddux 740 5008.3
5. Phil Niekro 716 5404.0
6. Steve Carlton 709 5217.7
7. Roger Clemens 707 4916.7
8. Tommy John 700 4710.3
9. Gaylord Perry 690 5350.0
10. Bert Blyleven 685 4970.0
Complete Games
1. Cy Young 749 7356.0
2. Pud Galvin 639 5941.3
3. Tim Keefe 554 5049.7
4. Kid Nichols 532 5067.3
5. Walter Johnson 531 5914.3
6. Bobby Mathews 525 4956.0
7. Mickey Welch 525 4802.0
8. Old Hoss Radbourn 488 4527.3
9. John Clarkson 485 4536.3
10. Tony Mullane 468 4531.3
Shutouts
1. Walter Johnson 110 5914.3
2. Pete Alexander 90 5190.0
3. Christy Mathewson 79 4788.7
4. Cy Young 76 7356.0
5. Eddie Plank 69 4495.7
6. Warren Spahn 63 5243.7
7. Nolan Ryan 61 5386.0
8. Tom Seaver 61 4783.0
9. Bert Blyleven 60 4970.0
10. Don Sutton 58 5282.3
Home Runs
1. Jamie Moyer 522 4074.0
2. Robin Roberts 505 4688.7
3. Fergie Jenkins 484 4500.7
4. Phil Niekro 482 5404.0
5. Don Sutton 472 5282.3
6. Frank Tanana 448 4188.3
7. Bartolo Colon 439 3461.7
8. Warren Spahn 434 5243.7
9. Bert Blyleven 430 4970.0
10. Tim Wakefield 418 3226.3
Bases on Balls
1. Nolan Ryan 2795 5386.0
2. Steve Carlton 1833 5217.7
3. Phil Niekro 1809 5404.0
4. Early Wynn 1775 4564.0
5. Bobo Newsom 1732 3759.3
6. Charlie Hough 1665 3801.3
7. Bob Feller 1611 3616.3
8. Amos Rusie 1591 3553.7
9. Roger Clemens 1580 4916.7
10. Gus Weyhing 1570 4337.0
Hits
1. Cy Young 7092 7356.0
2. Pud Galvin 6352 5941.3
3. Bobby Mathews 5601 4956.0
4. Phil Niekro 5044 5404.0
5. Gaylord Perry 4938 5350.0
6. Kid Nichols 4929 5067.3
7. Walter Johnson 4913 5914.3
8. Pete Alexander 4868 5190.0
9. Warren Spahn 4830 5243.7
10. Tommy John 4783 4710.3
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. Tommy Bond 5.027 3131.7
2. Curt Schilling 4.383 3261.0
3. Clayton Kershaw 4.244 2096.3
4. Max Scherzer 4.186 2117.7
5. Pedro Martinez 4.150 2827.3
6. Dan Haren 4.026 2419.7
7. Cliff Lee 3.931 2156.7
8. Zack Greinke 3.823 2663.3
9. Jim Whitney 3.822 3496.3
10. David Price 3.743 1922.3
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. Al Spalding 0.047 2886.3
2. Candy Cummings 0.050 2149.7
3. Ed Walsh 0.070 2964.3
4. George Zettlein 0.070 2176.7
5. Addie Joss 0.073 2327.0
6. Eddie Plank 0.084 4495.7
7. Dick McBride 0.086 2082.0
8. Eddie Cicotte 0.089 3226.0
9. Cy Falkenberg 0.091 2275.0
10. Bill Donovan 0.091 2964.7
Losses
1. Cy Young 316 7356.0
2. Pud Galvin 308 5941.3
3. Nolan Ryan 292 5386.0
4. Walter Johnson 279 5914.3
5. Phil Niekro 274 5404.0
6. Gaylord Perry 265 5350.0
7. Don Sutton 256 5282.3
8. Jack Powell 254 4389.0
9. Eppa Rixey 251 4494.7
10. Bert Blyleven 250 4970.0
Earned Runs
1. Cy Young 2147 7356.0
2. Phil Niekro 2012 5404.0
3. Jamie Moyer 1926 4074.0
4. Don Sutton 1914 5282.3
5. Nolan Ryan 1911 5386.0
6. Pud Galvin 1895 5941.3
7. Gus Weyhing 1872 4337.0
8. Steve Carlton 1864 5217.7
9. Gaylord Perry 1846 5350.0
10. Red Ruffing 1833 4344.0
Wild Pitches
1. Tony Mullane 343 4531.3
2. Nolan Ryan 277 5386.0
3. Mickey Welch 274 4802.0
4. Bobby Mathews 253 4956.0
5. Tim Keefe 240 5049.7
6. Gus Weyhing 240 4337.0
7. Phil Niekro 226 5404.0
8. Mark Baldwin 221 2802.3
9. Will White 221 3542.7
10. Pud Galvin 220 5941.3
Hit By Pitch
1. Gus Weyhing 277 4337.0
2. Chick Fraser 219 3364.0
3. Pink Hawley 210 3012.7
4. Walter Johnson 205 5914.3
5. Randy Johnson 190 4135.3
6. Eddie Plank 190 4495.7
7. Tim Wakefield 186 3226.3
8. Tony Mullane 185 4531.3
9. Joe McGinnity 179 3441.3
10. Charlie Hough 174 3801.3
Batters Faced
1. Cy Young 29565 7356.0
2. Pud Galvin 25160 5941.3
3. Walter Johnson 23405 5914.3
4. Phil Niekro 22677 5404.0
5. Nolan Ryan 22575 5386.0
6. Bobby Mathews 21997 4956.0
7. Gaylord Perry 21953 5350.0
8. Steve Carlton 21683 5217.7
9. Don Sutton 21631 5282.3
10. Warren Spahn 21547 5243.7
Games Finished
1. Mariano Rivera 952 1283.7
2. Trevor Hoffman 856 1089.3
3. Lee Smith 802 1289.3
4. John Franco 774 1245.7
5. Rollie Fingers 709 1701.3
6. Billy Wagner 703 903.0
7. Jeff Reardon 695 1132.3
8. Rich Gossage 681 1809.3
9. Francisco Rodriguez 677 976.0
10. Roberto Hernandez 667 1071.3
Adjusted ERA+
1. Clayton Kershaw 159 2096.3
2. Pedro Martinez 154 2827.3
3. Lefty Grove 148 3940.7
4. Walter Johnson 147 5914.3
5. Hoyt Wilhelm 147 2254.3
6. Ed Walsh 146 2964.3
7. Roger Clemens 143 4916.7
8. Addie Joss 142 2327.0
9. Kid Nichols 140 5067.3
10. Mordecai Brown 139 3172.3
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. Ed Walsh 2.02 2964.3
2. Rube Waddell 2.03 2961.3
3. Addie Joss 2.25 2327.0
4. Christy Mathewson 2.26 4788.7
5. Chief Bender 2.29 3017.0
6. Tommy Bond 2.34 3131.7
7. Mordecai Brown 2.41 3172.3
8. Walter Johnson 2.42 5914.3
9. Eddie Plank 2.45 4495.7
10. John Ward 2.45 2135.7
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. Cy Young 782 7356.0
2. Roger Clemens 708 4916.7
3. Walter Johnson 650 5914.3
4. Lefty Grove 618 3940.7
5. Kid Nichols 615 5067.3
6. Greg Maddux 531 5008.3
7. Pete Alexander 514 5190.0
8. Randy Johnson 496 4135.3
9. Pedro Martinez 485 2827.3
10. Tom Seaver 438 4783.0
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. Cy Young 75.8 7356.0
2. Roger Clemens 74.3 4916.7
3. Walter Johnson 72.6 5914.3
4. Lefty Grove 61.7 3940.7
5. Greg Maddux 57.8 5008.3
6. Kid Nichols 56.9 5067.3
7. Pete Alexander 56.8 5190.0
8. Randy Johnson 52.3 4135.3
9. Pedro Martinez 50.9 2827.3
10. Tom Seaver 49.3 4783.0
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