All-time and Single-Season Postseason Pitching Leaders

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All-time and Single-Season Postseason Pitching Leaders

Earned Run Average (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Mariano Rivera .70 141.0 IP
2. Harry Brecheen .83 32.2 IP
3. Jeremy Affeldt .86 31.1 IP
4. Babe Ruth .87 31.0 IP
5. Sherry Smith .89 30.1 IP
6. Sandy Koufax .95 57.0 IP
7. Christy Mathewson .97 101.2 IP
8. Monte Pearson 1.01 35.2 IP
9. Andrew Miller 1.10 32.2 IP
10. Blue Moon Odom 1.13 39.2 IP
Earned Run Average (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Waite Hoyt1921 .00 27.0 IP
Christy Mathewson1905 .00 27.0 IP
Kenny Rogers2006 .00 23.0 IP
Matt Cain2010 .00 21.1 IP
Carl Hubbell1933 .00 20.0 IP
Mike Boddicker1983 .00 18.0 IP
Whitey Ford1960 .00 18.0 IP
Pedro Martinez1999 .00 17.0 IP
Joe McGinnity1905 .00 17.0 IP
Duster Mails1920 .00 15.2 IP
Wins (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Andy Pettitte 19 276.2 IP
2. John Smoltz 15 209.0 IP
3. Tom Glavine 14 218.1 IP
4. Roger Clemens 12 199.0 IP
5. Greg Maddux 11 198.0 IP
Justin Verlander 11 135.0 IP
Curt Schilling 11 133.1 IP
8. Whitey Ford 10 146.0 IP
Dave Stewart 10 133.0 IP
CC Sabathia 10 126.1 IP
David Wells 10 125.0 IP
Chris Carpenter 10 108.0 IP
Wins (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Randy Johnson2001 5 41.1 IP
Francisco Rodriguez2002 5 18.2 IP
3. Madison Bumgarner2014 4 52.2 IP
Curt Schilling2001 4 48.1 IP
Cliff Lee2009 4 40.1 IP
John Smoltz1996 4 38.0 IP
Tim Lincecum2010 4 37.0 IP
Justin Verlander2017 4 36.2 IP
Jack Morris1991 4 36.1 IP
Chris Carpenter2011 4 36.0 IP
Orel Hershiser1995 4 35.1 IP
Cole Hamels2008 4 35.0 IP
Jon Lester2013 4 34.2 IP
Corey Kluber2016 4 34.1 IP
Burt Hooton1981 4 33.0 IP
Dave Stewart1989 4 32.0 IP
Andy Pettitte2009 4 30.2 IP
Michael Wacha2013 4 30.2 IP
David Wells1998 4 30.2 IP
Josh Beckett2007 4 30.0 IP
Livan Hernandez1997 4 28.1 IP
Win-Loss % (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Lefty Gomez 1.000 50.1 IP
2. Mariano Rivera .889 141.0 IP
3. Curt Schilling .846 133.1 IP
4. Fernando Valenzuela .833 63.2 IP
Juan Guzman .833 51.2 IP
Bert Blyleven .833 47.1 IP
Bruce Kison .833 36.1 IP
8. John Smoltz .789 209.0 IP
9. Red Ruffing .778 85.2 IP
Bob Gibson .778 81.0 IP
Allie Reynolds .778 77.1 IP
Win-Loss % (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Curt Schilling2001 1.000 48.1 IP
Orel Hershiser1988 1.000 42.2 IP
Cliff Lee2009 1.000 40.1 IP
Bruce Hurst1986 1.000 38.0 IP
Jack Morris1991 1.000 36.1 IP
Chris Carpenter2011 1.000 36.0 IP
Cole Hamels2008 1.000 35.0 IP
Luis Tiant1975 1.000 34.0 IP
John Smoltz1992 1.000 33.2 IP
Clayton Kershaw2017 1.000 33.0 IP
Dave Stewart1989 1.000 32.0 IP
Andy Pettitte2009 1.000 30.2 IP
David Wells1998 1.000 30.2 IP
Josh Beckett2007 1.000 30.0 IP
Orlando Hernandez1999 1.000 30.0 IP
Don Sutton1974 1.000 30.0 IP
Catfish Hunter1973 1.000 29.2 IP
Livan Hernandez1997 1.000 28.1 IP
Jose Rijo1990 1.000 27.2 IP
Steve Carlton1980 1.000 27.1 IP
Roy Oswalt2005 1.000 27.1 IP
Babe Adams1909 1.000 27.0 IP
Lew Burdette1957 1.000 27.0 IP
Jack Coombs1910 1.000 27.0 IP
Stan Coveleski1920 1.000 27.0 IP
Bob Gibson1967 1.000 27.0 IP
Mickey Lolich1968 1.000 27.0 IP
Christy Mathewson1905 1.000 27.0 IP
Jaret Wright1997 1.000 26.2 IP
Colby Lewis2010 1.000 26.1 IP
Jack Morris1984 1.000 25.0 IP
Ryan Vogelsong2012 1.000 24.2 IP
Tim Belcher1988 1.000 24.0 IP
Curt Schilling2007 1.000 24.0 IP
Kenny Rogers2006 1.000 23.0 IP
Sterling Hitchcock1998 1.000 22.0 IP
Freddy Garcia2005 1.000 21.0 IP
Joaquin Andujar1982 1.000 20.0 IP
Harry Brecheen1946 1.000 20.0 IP
Mike Moore1989 1.000 20.0 IP
Derek Lowe2004 1.000 19.1 IP
Jamie Moyer2001 1.000 19.0 IP
Dave Righetti1981 1.000 17.0 IP
Sparky Lyle1977 1.000 14.0 IP
Jesse Orosco1986 1.000 13.2 IP
Yusmeiro Petit2014 1.000 12.2 IP
Rawly Eastwick1975 1.000 11.2 IP
Mike Stanton2000 1.000 8.2 IP
Duane Ward1992 1.000 7.1 IP
Walks & Hits per IP (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Jeremy Affeldt .702 31.1 IP
2. Monte Pearson .729 35.2 IP
3. Roy Halladay .737 38.0 IP
4. Mariano Rivera .759 141.0 IP
5. Andrew Miller .765 32.2 IP
6. Jim Lonborg .780 33.1 IP
7. Sandy Koufax .825 57.0 IP
8. Christy Mathewson .836 101.2 IP
9. Marco Estrada .839 47.2 IP
10. Herb Pennock .849 55.1 IP
Walks & Hits per IP (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Mariano Rivera2003 .438 16.0 IP
2. Mike Scott1986 .500 18.0 IP
3. Christy Mathewson1905 .519 27.0 IP
4. Johnny Sain1948 .529 17.0 IP
5. Justin Verlander2013 .565 23.0 IP
6. Nolan Ryan1981 .600 15.0 IP
7. Mike Boddicker1983 .611 18.0 IP
8. Mike Mussina1997 .621 29.0 IP
9. Stan Coveleski1920 .630 27.0 IP
10. Eddie Plank1913 .632 19.0 IP
Hits per 9 IP (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Jeremy Affeldt 4.021 31.1 IP
2. Andrew Miller 4.684 32.2 IP
3. Bruce Kison 4.706 36.1 IP
4. Monte Pearson 4.794 35.2 IP
5. Kenley Jansen 4.865 37.0 IP
6. Blue Moon Odom 4.992 39.2 IP
7. Sherry Smith 5.044 30.1 IP
8. Randy Myers 5.283 30.2 IP
9. Tim Lincecum 5.432 56.1 IP
10. Roy Halladay 5.447 38.0 IP
Hits per 9 IP (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Andy Hawkins1984 2.298 15.2 IP
2. Pedro Martinez1999 2.647 17.0 IP
3. Mike Mussina1997 3.414 29.0 IP
4. Orval Overall1908 3.436 18.1 IP
5. Duster Mails1920 3.447 15.2 IP
6. Kenny Rogers2006 3.522 23.0 IP
7. Blue Moon Odom1972 3.553 25.1 IP
8. Nolan Ryan1981 3.600 15.0 IP
9. Bullet Joe Bush1923 3.780 16.2 IP
Claude Passeau1945 3.780 16.2 IP
Bases On Balls per 9 IP (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Mark Buehrle .293 30.2 IP
2. Schoolboy Rowe .391 46.0 IP
3. Deacon Phillippe .720 50.0 IP
4. Dennis Eckersley .750 36.0 IP
5. Marco Estrada .755 47.2 IP
6. Christy Mathewson .885 101.2 IP
7. Lefty Grove 1.052 51.1 IP
8. Cy Young 1.059 34.0 IP
9. Cliff Lee 1.098 82.0 IP
10. Carl Pavano 1.113 32.1 IP
Bases On Balls per 9 IP (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Carl Mays1921 .000 26.0 IP
Schoolboy Rowe1934 .000 21.1 IP
Johnny Sain1948 .000 17.0 IP
Mariano Rivera2003 .000 16.0 IP
5. Christy Mathewson1905 .333 27.0 IP
6. Don Sutton1977 .360 25.0 IP
7. Mark Buehrle2005 .386 23.1 IP
8. Marco Estrada2016 .403 22.1 IP
9. Schoolboy Rowe1935 .429 21.0 IP
10. Marco Estrada2015 .466 19.1 IP
Strikeouts per 9 IP (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Kenley Jansen 13.378 37.0 IP
2. Andrew Miller 13.225 32.2 IP
3. Wade Davis 12.569 38.2 IP
4. Brad Lidge 12.309 45.1 IP
5. Rich Hill 12.297 33.2 IP
6. Sterling Hitchcock 12.033 30.2 IP
7. Francisco Rodriguez 12.027 36.2 IP
8. Ryan Madson 11.789 47.1 IP
9. Jake Arrieta 11.278 52.2 IP
10. Max Scherzer 10.976 82.0 IP
Strikeouts per 9 IP (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Andrew Miller2016 13.966 19.1 IP
2. Max Scherzer2013 13.701 22.1 IP
3. Francisco Rodriguez2002 13.500 18.2 IP
Max Scherzer2012 13.500 17.1 IP
5. Sterling Hitchcock1998 13.091 22.0 IP
6. Jake Arrieta2015 12.814 19.2 IP
7. Mike Mussina1997 12.724 29.0 IP
8. Anibal Sanchez2013 12.674 16.1 IP
9. Noah Syndergaard2015 12.316 19.0 IP
10. Rich Hill2017 12.226 17.2 IP
Games Played (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Mariano Rivera 96 141.0 IP
2. Jeff Nelson 55 54.1 IP
3. Mike Stanton 53 55.2 IP
4. Mike Timlin 46 50.2 IP
Ryan Madson 46 47.1 IP
6. Andy Pettitte 44 276.2 IP
7. John Smoltz 41 209.0 IP
8. Brad Lidge 39 45.1 IP
Mark Wohlers 39 38.1 IP
10. Paul Assenmacher 36 20.0 IP
Games Played (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Brandon Morrow2017 14 13.2 IP
Paul Assenmacher1997 14 9.1 IP
3. Kenley Jansen2017 13 16.2 IP
Aroldis Chapman2016 13 15.2 IP
Koji Uehara2013 13 13.2 IP
Michael Jackson1997 13 13.1 IP
Felix Rodriguez2002 13 13.1 IP
Alexi Ogando2011 13 13.0 IP
Tim Worrell2002 13 13.0 IP
Junichi Tazawa2013 13 7.1 IP
Saves (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Mariano Rivera 42 141.0 IP
2. Brad Lidge 18 45.1 IP
3. Dennis Eckersley 15 36.0 IP
4. Kenley Jansen 13 37.0 IP
5. Jason Isringhausen 11 26.2 IP
Robb Nen 11 20.0 IP
7. Rollie Fingers 9 57.1 IP
Mark Wohlers 9 38.1 IP
9. Tug McGraw 8 52.1 IP
Wade Davis 8 38.2 IP
Rich Gossage 8 31.1 IP
Randy Myers 8 30.2 IP
Jason Motte 8 21.2 IP
Saves (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Koji Uehara2013 7 13.2 IP
John Wetteland1996 7 12.1 IP
Greg Holland2014 7 11.0 IP
Troy Percival2002 7 9.2 IP
Brad Lidge2008 7 9.1 IP
Robb Nen2002 7 9.0 IP
7. Mariano Rivera2000 6 15.2 IP
Rich Gossage1981 6 14.1 IP
Cody Allen2016 6 13.2 IP
Mariano Rivera1998 6 13.1 IP
Mariano Rivera1999 6 12.1 IP
Brian Wilson2010 6 11.2 IP
Neftali Feliz2011 6 11.1 IP
Innings Pitched (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Andy Pettitte 276.2
2. Tom Glavine 218.1
3. John Smoltz 209.0
4. Roger Clemens 199.0
5. Greg Maddux 198.0
6. Jon Lester 148.0
7. Whitey Ford 146.0
8. John Lackey 144.0
9. Mariano Rivera 141.0
10. Mike Mussina 139.2
Innings Pitched (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Madison Bumgarner2014 52.2
2. Curt Schilling2001 48.1
3. Deacon Phillippe1903 44.0
4. Josh Beckett2003 42.2
Orel Hershiser1988 42.2
6. Randy Johnson2001 41.1
7. Fernando Valenzuela1981 40.2
8. Cliff Lee2009 40.1
9. Kevin Brown1998 39.1
10. Bruce Hurst1986 38.0
Greg Maddux1995 38.0
John Smoltz1996 38.0
Strikeouts (Career)
Rank. Player
1. John Smoltz 199 209.0 IP
2. Andy Pettitte 183 276.2 IP
3. Roger Clemens 173 199.0 IP
4. Justin Verlander 150 135.0 IP
5. Mike Mussina 145 139.2 IP
6. Tom Glavine 143 218.1 IP
7. Clayton Kershaw 139 122.0 IP
8. Randy Johnson 132 121.0 IP
9. Greg Maddux 125 198.0 IP
10. Jon Lester 124 148.0 IP
Strikeouts (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Curt Schilling2001 56 48.1 IP
2. Josh Beckett2003 47 42.2 IP
Randy Johnson2001 47 41.1 IP
Cliff Lee2010 47 35.2 IP
5. Kevin Brown1998 46 39.1 IP
6. Madison Bumgarner2014 45 52.2 IP
7. Tim Lincecum2010 43 37.0 IP
8. Mike Mussina1997 41 29.0 IP
9. Justin Verlander2017 38 36.2 IP
10. Orel Hershiser1995 35 35.1 IP
Corey Kluber2016 35 34.1 IP
Tom Seaver1973 35 31.2 IP
Josh Beckett2007 35 30.0 IP
Bob Gibson1968 35 27.0 IP
Games Started (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Andy Pettitte 44 276.2 IP
2. Tom Glavine 35 218.1 IP
3. Roger Clemens 34 199.0 IP
4. Greg Maddux 30 198.0 IP
5. John Smoltz 27 209.0 IP
6. John Lackey 23 144.0 IP
7. Whitey Ford 22 146.0 IP
CC Sabathia 22 126.1 IP
9. Jon Lester 21 148.0 IP
Mike Mussina 21 139.2 IP
Justin Verlander 21 135.0 IP
Games Started (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Madison Bumgarner2014 6 52.2 IP
Curt Schilling2001 6 48.1 IP
Chris Carpenter2011 6 36.0 IP
Corey Kluber2016 6 34.1 IP
5. Deacon Phillippe1903 5 44.0 IP
Josh Beckett2003 5 42.2 IP
Orel Hershiser1988 5 42.2 IP
Randy Johnson2001 5 41.1 IP
Fernando Valenzuela1981 5 40.2 IP
Cliff Lee2009 5 40.1 IP
Kevin Brown1998 5 39.1 IP
Bruce Hurst1986 5 38.0 IP
Greg Maddux1995 5 38.0 IP
John Smoltz1996 5 38.0 IP
Tim Lincecum2010 5 37.0 IP
Greg Maddux1996 5 37.0 IP
Jerry Reuss1981 5 36.2 IP
Justin Verlander2017 5 36.2 IP
Jack Morris1991 5 36.1 IP
CC Sabathia2009 5 36.1 IP
Cliff Lee2010 5 35.2 IP
Jon Lester2016 5 35.2 IP
Orel Hershiser1995 5 35.1 IP
Cole Hamels2008 5 35.0 IP
Adam Wainwright2013 5 35.0 IP
Jon Lester2013 5 34.2 IP
Andy Pettitte2003 5 34.1 IP
Roger Clemens1986 5 34.0 IP
John Smoltz1992 5 33.2 IP
Kevin Brown1997 5 33.0 IP
Burt Hooton1981 5 33.0 IP
Clayton Kershaw2017 5 33.0 IP
Chris Carpenter2006 5 32.1 IP
Andy Pettitte1996 5 32.0 IP
Andy Pettitte2000 5 31.2 IP
Frank Viola1987 5 31.1 IP
Andy Pettitte2009 5 30.2 IP
John Tudor1985 5 30.2 IP
Michael Wacha2013 5 30.2 IP
Matt Cain2012 5 30.0 IP
Dennis Martinez1995 5 29.2 IP
Andy Pettitte2001 5 29.2 IP
Jeff Weaver2006 5 29.2 IP
Edinson Volquez2015 5 28.2 IP
Jarrod Washburn2002 5 28.2 IP
Orel Hershiser1997 5 28.1 IP
C.J. Wilson2011 5 28.0 IP
Dallas Keuchel2017 5 27.2 IP
A.J. Burnett2009 5 27.1 IP
Roger Clemens2001 5 26.2 IP
Complete Games (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Christy Mathewson 10 101.2 IP
2. Chief Bender 9 85.0 IP
3. Red Ruffing 8 85.2 IP
Bob Gibson 8 81.0 IP
5. Whitey Ford 7 146.0 IP
6. Jim Palmer 6 124.1 IP
Dave McNally 6 90.1 IP
Waite Hoyt 6 83.2 IP
Art Nehf 6 79.0 IP
George Mullin 6 58.0 IP
Eddie Plank 6 54.2 IP
Complete Games (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Deacon Phillippe1903 5 44.0 IP
2. Bill Dinneen1903 4 35.0 IP
3. Curt Schilling2001 3 48.1 IP
Orel Hershiser1988 3 42.2 IP
Luis Tiant1975 3 34.0 IP
Cy Young1903 3 34.0 IP
George Mullin1909 3 32.0 IP
Christy Mathewson1912 3 28.2 IP
Babe Adams1909 3 27.0 IP
Lew Burdette1957 3 27.0 IP
Jack Coombs1910 3 27.0 IP
Stan Coveleski1920 3 27.0 IP
Bob Gibson1967 3 27.0 IP
Bob Gibson1968 3 27.0 IP
Waite Hoyt1921 3 27.0 IP
Mickey Lolich1968 3 27.0 IP
Christy Mathewson1905 3 27.0 IP
Hippo Vaughn1918 3 27.0 IP
Chief Bender1911 3 26.0 IP
Walter Johnson1925 3 26.0 IP
Carl Mays1921 3 26.0 IP
Art Nehf1921 3 26.0 IP
Bobo Newsom1940 3 26.0 IP
Shutouts (Career)
Rank. Player
1. Christy Mathewson 4 101.2 IP
2. Whitey Ford 3 146.0 IP
Madison Bumgarner 3 102.1 IP
Josh Beckett 3 93.2 IP
Mordecai Brown 3 57.2 IP
6. Curt Schilling 2 133.1 IP
Orel Hershiser 2 132.0 IP
Jim Palmer 2 124.1 IP
Randy Johnson 2 121.0 IP
Dave McNally 2 90.1 IP
Bob Gibson 2 81.0 IP
Art Nehf 2 79.0 IP
Allie Reynolds 2 77.1 IP
Sandy Koufax 2 57.0 IP
Scott McGregor 2 49.2 IP
Lew Burdette 2 49.1 IP
Bill Hallahan 2 39.2 IP
Bill Dinneen 2 35.0 IP
Shutouts (Season)
Rank. Player
1. Christy Mathewson1905 3 27.0 IP
2. Madison Bumgarner2014 2 52.2 IP
Josh Beckett2003 2 42.2 IP
Orel Hershiser1988 2 42.2 IP
Randy Johnson2001 2 41.1 IP
Bill Dinneen1903 2 35.0 IP
Lew Burdette1957 2 27.0 IP
Sandy Koufax1965 2 24.0 IP
Whitey Ford1960 2 18.0 IP
10. Curt Schilling2001 1 48.1 IP
Kevin Brown1998 1 39.1 IP
Tim Lincecum2010 1 37.0 IP
Jerry Reuss1981 1 36.2 IP
Jack Morris1991 1 36.1 IP
Chris Carpenter2011 1 36.0 IP
Luis Tiant1975 1 34.0 IP
George Mullin1909 1 32.0 IP
Dave Stewart1989 1 32.0 IP
Curt Schilling1993 1 31.1 IP
John Tudor1985 1 30.2 IP
Josh Beckett2007 1 30.0 IP
Don Sutton1974 1 30.0 IP
Catfish Hunter1973 1 29.2 IP
John Smoltz1991 1 29.2 IP
Danny Cox1987 1 28.2 IP
Warren Spahn1958 1 28.2 IP
Justin Verlander2012 1 28.1 IP
Roger Clemens2000 1 28.0 IP
Steve Rogers1981 1 27.2 IP
Mike Hampton2000 1 27.1 IP
Babe Adams1909 1 27.0 IP
Stan Coveleski1920 1 27.0 IP
Bob Gibson1967 1 27.0 IP
Bob Gibson1968 1 27.0 IP
Waite Hoyt1921 1 27.0 IP
Dave McNally1969 1 27.0 IP
Hippo Vaughn1918 1 27.0 IP
Dizzy Dean1934 1 26.0 IP
Danny Jackson1985 1 26.0 IP
Walter Johnson1925 1 26.0 IP
Carl Mays1921 1 26.0 IP
Scott McGregor1979 1 26.0 IP
Art Nehf1921 1 26.0 IP
Bobo Newsom1940 1 26.0 IP
Jon Matlack1973 1 25.2 IP
Blue Moon Odom1972 1 25.1 IP
Bret Saberhagen1985 1 25.1 IP
Ralph Terry1962 1 25.0 IP
George Earnshaw1931 1 24.0 IP
Jim Lonborg1967 1 24.0 IP

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