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1884 Register Pitching Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev W Aff L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1Old Hoss Radbourn29PRONLMLB60PRO12.8331.382.867573273111678.2528216104189844103426720.9227.00.21.35.84.50
2Guy Hecker28LS2AAMLB52LOU20.7221.803.09757327260670.25262301344563851622726490.8687.10.10.85.26.88
3Charlie Buffinton23BSNNLMLB48BSN16.7502.153.45676706380587.0506225140157641702423830.9917.80.21.26.45.49
4Pud Galvin27BFNNLMLB46BUF22.6761.993.597272071120636.1566254141236336901625540.9888.00.30.95.25.86
5John Clarkson22SAG,CHNNWES,NLN/A,MLB44CHC12.7860.993.52595515390509.13441995610804900274780.8326.10.21.48.76.13
6Billy Taylor29SLU,PH4UA,AAMLB43SLM-PHA16.7292.103.70635945934523.04542151225842841203221951.0297.80.11.44.93.38
7Charlie Sweeney21SLU,PROUA,NLMLB41SLM-PRO15.7321.703.33605645361492.03601829364233702119090.8176.60.10.86.28.02
8Jim McCormick27CL2,CNUNL,UAMLB40CLV-COR25.6152.374.166665263100569.0508263150198934301523361.0498.00.31.45.43.85
9Bill Sweeney26BLUUAMLB40BLU21.6562.594.92626025840538.0522294155137437404322701.1088.70.21.26.35.05
10Mickey Welch24NY1NLMLB39NYG21.6502.504.44656516240557.15282751551214634503923701.2098.50.22.45.62.36
11Tim Keefe27NY4AAMLB37NYP17.6852.253.65585805640483.03801961215713341501519500.9347.10.11.36.24.70
12Jack Lynch27NY4AAMLB37NYP15.7122.674.08555325350496.042022514710422921003020020.9317.60.20.85.36.95
13Tony Mullane25TL1AAMLB36TOL26.5812.524.38676526470567.04812761595893253206323641.0057.60.11.45.23.65
14Larry Corcoran24CHNNLMLB35CHC23.6032.404.98605915770516.24732861383511627202721801.1408.20.62.04.72.34
15Ed Morris21CL5AAMLB34COL13.7232.183.33525204730429.23351591043513021332217030.8987.00.11.16.35.92
16Will White29CN2AAMLB34CIN18.6543.324.42525205270456.047922416816741183502419861.2139.50.31.52.31.59
17Dave Foutz27BAY,SL4NWES,AAN/A,MLB33STL10.7671.373.59484804240421.22951686478825290158330.9086.30.11.95.42.86
18Bob Emslie25BL2AAMLB32BAL17.6532.754.76505005040455.14192411395882641403519711.1138.30.11.75.23.00
19Pretzels Getzien20GRR,DTNNWES,NLN/A,MLB32DTN16.6671.023.044847047120423.1285143482563460286040.8066.10.01.27.46.18
20Henry Porter26BAY,MLW,MLUNWES,UAN/A,MLB32MIL15.6811.053.34494804540420.0268156491533750252000.7645.70.01.18.07.08
21Bobby Mathews32PH4AAMLB30PHA18.6253.324.97494904830430.240123815910492861202317881.0458.40.21.06.05.84
22Dupee Shaw25BSU,DTNUA,NLMLB30BOS-DTN33.4762.304.65676616050543.1446281139910945102422441.0217.40.11.87.54.14
23Hugh Daily36CHU,WSUUAMLB28CPI-WHS28.5002.434.82585805650500.2446268135117248305020761.0358.00.21.38.76.71
24Hardie Henderson21BL2AAMLB27BAL23.5402.624.81525205040439.138223512891163461614519001.1347.80.22.47.12.98
25Ed Cushman32MLW,MLUNWES,UAN/A,MLB26MIL1.9630.662.22272702660243.21286018020252021250.6074.70.00.79.312.60
26George Bradley31CNUUAMLB25COR15.6252.715.34413833630342.035020310372316801214371.0919.20.20.64.47.30
27Ed Dugan19RMD,RICEL,AAN/A,MLB25RIC25.5002.816.04524904950432.14472901355342252047511.1139.30.10.74.76.62
28Bob Caruthers20MNE,SL4NWES,AAN/A,MLB24STL17.5851.224.27493763730375.02971785116225130363410.9577.10.01.56.04.05
29Jumbo McGinnis30SL4AAMLB24STL16.6002.844.98404003950354.13311961124351411212714661.0338.40.10.93.64.03
30Dick Burns20CNUUAMLB23COR15.6052.464.89404003410329.22981799074716701713711.0478.10.21.34.63.55
31Frank Mountain24CL5AAMLB23COL17.5752.454.07424114051360.2289163987781561101914731.0187.20.21.93.92.00
32Jim Whitney26BSNNLMLB23BSN14.6222.093.75383713560336.027214078122727001813430.8907.30.30.77.210.00
33Bill Wise23WSUUAMLB23WHS18.5613.045.41504183440364.138321912356026804215771.2169.50.11.56.64.47
34Pete Meegan21REA,RICEL,AAN/A,MLB22RIC26.4583.017.00535104910431.0425335144796304141107631.2098.90.12.06.33.17
35Charlie Ferguson21PHINLMLB21PHI25.4573.546.42504734621416.2443297164139319403318441.2869.60.32.04.22.09
36Con Murphy20TRE,NWK,PHIEL,NLN/A,MLB21PHI17.5531.886.59434203900359.133326375159154051221.0918.30.01.53.92.61
37Al Atkinson23PH4,CHU,BLUAA,UAMLB20PHA-CPI-BLU26.4353.365.65464604420393.23732471478542471004016641.0858.50.21.25.64.57
38The Only Nolan28WMT,WILEL,UAN/A,MLB20WIL9.6901.674.93292802700243.0209133451622020131751.1157.70.02.37.53.26
39Joe Brown25FWA,CHNNWES,NLN/A,MLB19CHC23.4522.135.47444113720363.1363221864432490182241.1179.00.11.16.25.79
40James Burke--BSUUAMLB19BOS15.5592.855.62383623400322.0326201102103125504013591.1099.10.30.97.18.23
41Ed Kent24PEO,TL1NWES,AAN/A,MLB19TOL12.6131.514.92323102510256.0245140430401201017511.1138.60.01.44.23.00
42Bill Mountjoy25CN2AAMLB19CIN12.6132.934.61333303230289.027414894543961602212121.0978.50.21.33.02.23
43Shadow Pyle22LNC,PHIEL,NLN/A,MLB19PHI18.5142.245.64403703620338.03542128403620001411.1549.40.01.05.35.56
44Adonis Terry19BR3AAMLB19BRO35.3523.555.82565515420476.04863081881072230803320491.1729.20.21.44.33.19
45Jack Gorman25QUI,PT1,STPAA,NWESMLB,N/A18PIT7.7201.634.37292802820243.02001184403911710121100.9847.40.01.44.33.00
46Sam Kimber31BR3AAMLB18BRO20.4743.815.98414104140361.13642401536721221505215621.2079.10.11.83.01.69
47Larry McKeon18IN2AAMLB18IND41.3053.506.15616015920512.048835019920943081813621851.1378.60.41.75.43.28
48Elmer Foster22STPNWESN/A1719.4721.185.714036353329.12462094395223441.0356.72.66.12.35
49Jersey Bakley20PHU,KCU,WILUAMLB16PHK-KCC-WIL30.3484.297.71464514310394.244333818808122605617521.32810.10.01.85.22.79
50Bob Black21QUI,KCUNWES,UAN/A,MLB16KCC20.4442.124.73434013510340.1312179801322160245271.0118.30.00.85.76.75
51Billy Serad22BFNNLMLB16BUF20.4444.278.33373723420308.03732851462111115004214401.57110.90.63.24.41.35
52Fleury Sullivan22PT1AAMLB16PIT35.3144.206.69515105120441.049632820615961892002519671.34210.10.32.03.91.97
53Henry Boyle23SLUUAMLB15SLM3.8331.743.78191631621150.0118632931088035950.8537.10.20.65.38.80
54Levi Hickman21NWKELN/A1411.5602.076.013127250260.222817460462191.0517.91.67.64.76
55August Weidel--HRB,TREELN/A1417.4522.988.863231280260.031125686541351.40410.81.94.72.50
56Tommy Bond28BSU,IN2UA,AAMLB13BOS-IND14.4813.496.63282622400232.02471719081814320409931.1429.60.30.75.57.94
57John Henry20GRR,CL2NWES,NLN/A,MLB13CLV9.5911.655.41252202030191.117811535274822122051.3178.40.13.53.91.11
58Ed Bagley20NY1NLMLB12NYG18.4004.167.07313013000266.029620912399910403312231.48510.00.33.33.51.05
59Bob Barr27WS7,IN2AAMLB12WAS-IND34.2613.947.13484804720413.047132718111502071803918531.26210.30.21.14.54.14
60Charlie Geggus22WSU,REAUA,ELMLB,N/A12WHS11.5222.425.55282422200212.1176131572421860237331.0277.50.11.87.94.43
61Fred Goldsmith28CHN,BL2NL,AAMLB12CHC-BAL12.5004.056.28252502310218.02741529811314510109771.39911.30.51.31.91.45
62John Harkins25CL2NLMLB12CLV32.2733.686.91464514230391.0399300160710819204817091.2979.20.22.54.41.78
63Charlie Hodnett24SLUUAMLB12SLM2.8572.014.17141401210121.0121562701641085131.1329.00.01.23.02.56
64John Murphy26ALT,WMT,WILUA,ELMLB,N/A12ALT-WIL14.4622.795.92312552440248.025616377624128057001.1299.30.20.94.65.33
65Perry Werden22SLUUAMLB12SLM1.9231.973.88161601210141.1113613112251055750.9557.20.11.43.22.32
66Dan Casey21WMT,WILEL,UAN/A,MLB11WIL3.7861.786.03161501400131.113088260238300831.1658.90.01.65.73.61
67Daisy Davis25SL4,BSNAA,NLMLB11STL-BSN15.4233.575.85292812310229.124614991343156140169861.2609.70.11.76.13.63
68Pat Friel26REA,ALNELN/A116.6471.225.122019170161.2136922230881.0277.61.74.92.93
69Doc Landis29ALN,BLTELN/A1112.4782.256.742722212212.12421595319731.22910.30.83.13.84
70Henry Miller--TRE,WMTELN/A1110.5241.716.432419160173.21601243343741.1698.32.23.81.72
71Jack Neagle26PT1AAMLB11PIT26.2973.736.05383803720326.0354219135670851802514741.3019.80.21.92.31.21
72Tip O'Neill24SL4AAMLB11STL4.7332.686.06171431400141.012595423513640146251.2488.00.23.32.30.71
73Abner Powell23WSU,PEOUA,NWESMLB,N/A11WHS19.3672.476.19343112610259.0255178713371360135711.1278.90.11.34.73.68
74Gus Shallix26CN2AAMLB11CIN10.5243.705.09232302300199.21631138265378261208471.0827.30.32.43.51.47
75Lady Baldwin25MLW,MLUNWES,UAN/A,MLB10MIL11.4761.315.09242101930185.214810527036126010610.9917.20.01.76.13.50
76John Doyle26RMD,TREELN/A1013.4352.117.122723220230.023418254471261.2229.21.84.92.68
77John Foley26QUINWESN/A106.6251.845.981717151137.01329128228791.1248.71.45.73.95
78Tom Healey31ALNELN/A109.5262.176.922120180170.11831314121741.1989.71.13.93.52
79Pete Kilroy23NWK,ALNELN/A1012.4552.416.752522201182.22061374942891.35810.12.14.42.12
80Trick McSorley31PEO,TL1NWES,AAN/A,MLB10TOL3.7691.154.4217111900110.011054140224500791.2009.00.01.83.72.05
81Bill Nelson20MKG,PT1NWES,AAN/A,MLB10PIT20.3331.996.40343002810271.12781936015710140211151.2359.20.01.93.41.77
82Bill Vinton19PHINLMLB10PHI10.5002.236.48212102000182.0166131456351050207891.1048.20.31.75.23.00
83Hank O'Day24TL1AAMLB9TOL28.2433.756.64414013521326.23352411366661631804014121.2289.20.21.84.52.47
84Mike Dorgan30NY1NLMLB8NYG6.5713.506.69141401200113.0988444551901215071.3197.80.44.17.21.76
85 Lawton--NWKELN/A85.6152.927.131513122120.012995398541.1429.70.64.16.75
86Frank Meinke20DTNNLMLB8DTN23.2583.186.76353143110289.0341217102106312401513031.39810.60.32.03.91.97
87Will Sawyer19GRRNWESN/A84.6671.155.151313100101.1965813387261.3228.53.46.41.89
88Oyster Burns19WMT,BL2EL,AAN/A,MLB7BAL2.7781.625.23149281194.284551701055000370.9938.00.01.05.25.50
89Ren Deagle26LS2,CN2AAMLB7LOU-CIN7.5003.265.12161601210121.111969440223580114871.1628.80.01.62.61.59
90Bud Fowler26STWNWESN/A78.4672.086.512013100130.01339430185771.1629.21.23.93.17
91Frank Fox--TREELN/A75.5831.897.051313110104.2103822218471.1568.91.54.02.61
92D.W. Jones--MKGNWESN/A78.4671.276.061615120127.21368618356171.3399.62.54.31.74
93Frank McIntyre24TER,PEONWESN/A78.4671.927.011615151136.0158106292749211.36010.51.83.21.81
94Richard Meaney--ALNELN/A718.2802.828.562525211204.02551946427561.38211.31.22.52.07
95Tom Morrissey24MLW,MNENWESN/A75.5831.875.861611102110.2967223195571.0397.81.54.52.89
96Tricky Nichols33MNENWESN/A713.3502.127.682522180191.0208163452693191.2259.81.24.43.58
97Jack Quinn--STW,SAGNWESN/A76.5380.625.511614111116.0102718246841.0867.91.95.32.83
98William Avery--YORELN/A68.4291.305.741515151138.0157882017361.26110.21.12.32.12
99Denny Driscoll28LS2AAMLB6LOU6.5003.446.09131301000102.0110693937162034461.1479.70.30.61.42.29
100Ed Dundon24CL5AAMLB6COL4.6003.786.11119270081.0855534915370063561.2359.41.01.74.12.47

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