Single-Season Top 10 Leaders

WAR for Pitchers †
1. John Clarkson1887 14.9
2. John Clarkson1885 12.9
3. Pete Alexander1920 11.9
4. Clark Griffith1898 10.7
5. Dick Ellsworth1963 10.2
6. Bill Hutchison1891 10.1
Fergie Jenkins1971 10.1
8. Mordecai Brown1909 9.5
Rick Reuschel1977 9.5
10. Al Spalding1876 9.4
Earned Run Average
1. Mordecai Brown1906 1.04
2. Jack Pfiester1907 1.15
3. Carl Lundgren1907 1.17
4. Jack Taylor1902 1.29
5. Mordecai Brown1909 1.31
6. Bruce Sutter1977 1.34
7. Mordecai Brown1907 1.39
8. Orval Overall1909 1.42
Ed Reulbach1905 1.42
10. Mordecai Brown1908 1.47
Wins
1. John Clarkson1885 53
2. Al Spalding1876 47
3. Bill Hutchison1891 44
4. Larry Corcoran1880 43
5. Bill Hutchison1890 41
6. John Clarkson1887 38
7. John Clarkson1886 36
Bill Hutchison1892 36
9. Larry Corcoran1884 35
10. Larry Corcoran1883 34
Win-Loss %
1. Rick Sutcliffe1984 .941
2. Fred Goldsmith1880 .875
3. Hank Borowy1945 .846
4. King Cole1910 .833
Jim McCormick1885 .833
6. Ed Reulbach1906 .826
7. Emil Kush1946 .818
8. Mordecai Brown1906 .813
9. Ed Reulbach1907 .810
10. Willie Hernandez1978 .800
Bert Humphries1913 .800
Orval Overall1906 .800
Jack Taylor1906 .800
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Mordecai Brown1908 0.842
2. Bruce Sutter1977 0.857
3. Jake Arrieta2015 0.865
4. Mordecai Brown1909 0.873
5. Pete Alexander1919 0.928
6. Mordecai Brown1906 0.934
7. Larry Corcoran1880 0.938
8. Jack Pfiester1906 0.941
9. Mordecai Brown1907 0.944
10. Warren Hacker1952 0.946
Hits per 9 IP
1. Ed Reulbach1906 5.326
2. Carl Lundgren1907 5.652
3. Bruce Sutter1977 5.786
4. Jake Arrieta2015 5.895
5. Bruce Sutter1979 5.951
6. Lee Smith1983 6.097
7. Mordecai Brown1908 6.166
8. Jack Pfiester1906 6.211
9. Jake Arrieta2016 6.294
10. Kerry Wood1998 6.318
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. Al Spalding1876 0.443
2. Terry Larkin1879 0.526
3. Terry Larkin1878 0.551
4. Jon Lieber2002 0.766
5. Fred Goldsmith1880 0.770
6. Fred Goldsmith1882 0.844
7. Pete Alexander1923 0.885
8. George Bradley1877 0.891
9. Fred Goldsmith1883 0.916
10. Dennis Eckersley1985 1.010
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. Kerry Wood1998 12.582
2. Yu Darvish2019 11.535
3. Kerry Wood2003 11.346
4. Mark Prior2002 11.340
5. Kerry Wood2001 11.203
6. Rich Harden2009 10.915
7. Bruce Sutter1977 10.817
8. Travis Wood2015 10.550
9. Mark Prior2004 10.542
10. Mark Prior2003 10.434
Games Played
1. Ted Abernathy1965 84
Bob Howry2006 84
Dick Tidrow1980 84
4. Bill Campbell1983 82
Jeff Fassero2001 82
Carlos Marmol2008 82
7. Rod Beck1998 81
8. Shawn Camp2012 80
Steve Cishek2018 80
Sean Marshall2010 80
Saves
1. Randy Myers1993 53
2. Rod Beck1998 51
3. Carlos Marmol2010 38
Randy Myers1995 38
5. Bruce Sutter1979 37
6. Lee Smith1987 36
Mitch Williams1989 36
8. Carlos Marmol2011 34
Kerry Wood2008 34
10. Joe Borowski2003 33
Ryan Dempster2005 33
Kevin Gregg2013 33
Lee Smith1984 33
Lee Smith1985 33
Innings Pitched
1. John Clarkson1885 623.0
2. Bill Hutchison1892 622.0
3. Bill Hutchison1890 603.0
4. Bill Hutchison1891 561.0
5. Larry Corcoran1880 536.1
6. Al Spalding1876 528.2
7. John Clarkson1887 523.0
8. Larry Corcoran1884 516.2
9. Terry Larkin1879 513.1
10. Terry Larkin1878 506.0
Strikeouts
1. Bill Hutchison1892 314
2. John Clarkson1886 313
3. John Clarkson1885 308
4. Bill Hutchison1890 289
5. Fergie Jenkins1970 274
6. Fergie Jenkins1969 273
7. Larry Corcoran1884 272
8. Larry Corcoran1880 268
9. Kerry Wood2003 266
10. Fergie Jenkins1971 263
Games Started
1. John Clarkson1885 70
Bill Hutchison1892 70
3. Bill Hutchison1890 66
4. Larry Corcoran1880 60
Al Spalding1876 60
6. John Clarkson1887 59
Larry Corcoran1884 59
8. Bill Hutchison1891 58
Terry Larkin1879 58
10. Terry Larkin1878 56
Complete Games
1. John Clarkson1885 68
2. Bill Hutchison1892 67
3. Bill Hutchison1890 65
4. Larry Corcoran1880 57
Larry Corcoran1884 57
Terry Larkin1879 57
7. John Clarkson1887 56
Bill Hutchison1891 56
Terry Larkin1878 56
10. Al Spalding1876 53
Home Runs
1. Warren Hacker1955 38
2. John Lackey2017 36
Jon Lieber2000 36
4. Larry Corcoran1884 35
Warren Hacker1953 35
Fergie Jenkins1973 35
Greg Maddux2004 35
Kevin Tapani2000 35
9. Dick Ellsworth1964 34
10. Yu Darvish2019 33
Bases on Balls
1. Bill Hutchison1890 199
2. Bill Hutchison1892 190
3. Sam Jones1955 185
4. Willie McGill1893 181
5. Bill Hutchison1891 178
6. Bill Hutchison1893 156
7. Larry Cheney1914 140
Bill Hutchison1894 140
9. Danny Friend1896 139
10. Adonis Terry1895 131
Hits
1. Bill Hutchison1892 571
2. Al Spalding1876 542
3. Terry Larkin1879 514
4. John Clarkson1887 513
5. Terry Larkin1878 511
6. Bill Hutchison1891 508
7. Bill Hutchison1890 505
8. John Clarkson1885 497
9. Larry Corcoran1883 483
10. Larry Corcoran1884 473
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. Jon Lieber2002 7.250
2. Fergie Jenkins1971 7.108
3. Dennis Eckersley1985 6.158
4. Bruce Sutter1977 5.609
5. Terry Larkin1878 5.258
6. Fred Goldsmith1880 5.000
7. Jake Arrieta2015 4.917
8. Mark Prior2003 4.900
9. Terry Larkin1879 4.733
10. Kyle Hendricks2019 4.688
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. Mordecai Brown1909 0.026
2. Clark Griffith1898 0.028
3. Mordecai Brown1908 0.029
Jake Weimer1904 0.029
5. Ed Reulbach1905 0.031
Hippo Vaughn1914 0.031
7. Mordecai Brown1906 0.032
Orval Overall1909 0.032
9. Lefty Tyler1918 0.033
10. Ed Reulbach1909 0.034
Pop Williams1902 0.034
Losses
1. Bill Hutchison1892 36
2. Terry Larkin1878 26
3. Bill Hutchison1890 25
4. Bill Hutchison1893 24
5. George Bradley1877 23
Larry Corcoran1884 23
Tom Hughes1901 23
Terry Larkin1879 23
9. Bill Bonham1974 22
Dick Ellsworth1966 22
Earned Runs
1. Bill Hutchison1892 191
2. Bill Hutchison1894 187
3. Bill Hutchison1893 184
4. Bill Hutchison1890 181
5. John Clarkson1887 179
6. Bill Hutchison1891 175
7. Adonis Terry1895 166
8. Guy Bush1930 155
Willie McGill1893 155
10. Clark Griffith1895 154
Wild Pitches
1. Mark Baldwin1887 41
2. George Bradley1877 39
3. Terry Larkin1878 37
4. Jocko Flynn1886 28
5. Larry Corcoran1881 27
Larry Corcoran1884 27
Bill Hutchison1890 27
8. Larry Cheney1914 26
9. John Clarkson1887 25
Bill Hutchison1891 25
Hit By Pitch
1. Danny Friend1896 39
2. Jimmy Callahan1899 24
3. Jimmy Callahan1900 22
Clark Griffith1895 22
Jack Taylor1899 22
6. Kerry Wood2003 21
7. Clark Griffith1898 20
Carlos Zambrano2004 20
9. Pat Luby1891 19
10. Ned Garvin1900 18
Ed Reulbach1905 18
Walter Thornton1898 18
Batters Faced
1. Bill Hutchison1892 2639
2. Bill Hutchison1890 2506
3. John Clarkson1885 2487
4. Bill Hutchison1891 2371
5. Al Spalding1876 2219
6. John Clarkson1887 2183
7. Larry Corcoran1884 2180
8. Terry Larkin1879 2176
9. Larry Corcoran1880 2133
10. Terry Larkin1878 2105
Games Finished
1. Rod Beck1998 70
Carlos Marmol2010 70
3. Randy Myers1993 69
4. Ryan Dempster2006 64
5. Ted Abernathy1965 62
6. Carlos Marmol2011 61
Mitch Williams1989 61
8. Phil Regan1968 60
9. Joe Borowski2003 59
Lee Smith1984 59
Lee Smith1986 59
Adjusted ERA+
1. Bruce Sutter1977 328
2. Mordecai Brown1906 253
3. Lee Smith1983 229
4. Jake Arrieta2015 215
5. Jack Pfiester1907 214
6. Carl Lundgren1907 211
7. Ed Reulbach1905 209
8. Jack Taylor1902 206
9. Chuck McElroy1991 199
10. Kyle Hendricks2016 196
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. Bruce Sutter1977 1.61
2. Orval Overall1909 1.75
3. Mordecai Brown1909 1.78
4. Orval Overall1908 1.86
5. Mordecai Brown1908 1.87
6. Bruce Sutter1979 1.89
7. Mordecai Brown1907 1.97
8. Fred Goldsmith1880 2.06
9. Rick Reuschel1972 2.07
10. Mordecai Brown1906 2.08
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. John Clarkson1887 71
2. John Clarkson1885 69
3. Clark Griffith1898 60
4. Bill Hutchison1890 57
5. Jake Arrieta2015 52
6. Pete Alexander1920 51
7. Ed Reulbach1905 48
8. Jack Taylor1902 47
9. Lon Warneke1932 46
10. Mordecai Brown1906 45
Mordecai Brown1909 45
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. John Clarkson1885 6.9
2. John Clarkson1887 6.3
3. Clark Griffith1898 6.1
4. Jake Arrieta2015 5.9
5. Pete Alexander1920 5.8
6. Mordecai Brown1906 5.5
Ed Reulbach1905 5.5
Jack Taylor1902 5.5
9. Mordecai Brown1909 5.3
Dick Ellsworth1963 5.3
Bill Hutchison1890 5.3
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24) †
1. Bill Lee1938 54.29
2. Jake Arrieta2015 53.42
3. Dick Ellsworth1963 53.39
4. Lon Warneke1932 53.32
5. Greg Maddux1992 48.47
6. Rick Reuschel1977 47.51
7. Sheriff Blake1928 47.09
8. Lon Warneke1933 45.56
9. Charlie Root1929 43.88
10. Kyle Hendricks2016 43.25
Win Probability Added (WPA) †
1. Bill Lee1938 6.8
2. Dick Ellsworth1963 5.9
3. Pete Alexander1920 5.7
Jake Arrieta2015 5.7
5. Rick Reuschel1977 5.5
Lon Warneke1932 5.5
7. Pete Alexander1922 5.4
Sheriff Blake1928 5.4
9. Greg Maddux1992 5.2
10. Charlie Root1929 5.1
Bruce Sutter1977 5.1
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI) †
1. Jake Arrieta2015 5.7
2. Dick Ellsworth1963 5.2
Fergie Jenkins1970 5.2
4. Greg Maddux1992 5.1
5. Kyle Hendricks2016 4.5
6. Sheriff Blake1928 4.4
Lon Warneke1932 4.4
8. Pete Alexander1923 4.3
9. Bill Hands1969 4.0
Larry Jackson1964 4.0
Bill Lee1938 4.0
Rick Reuschel1977 4.0
Championship WPA (cWPA) †
1. Bill Lee1938 21.4
2. Pat Malone1930 19.3
3. Lon Warneke1935 18.4
4. Lon Warneke1932 15.6
5. Larry French1935 14.8
6. Hippo Vaughn1918 14.5
7. Guy Bush1929 14.0
8. Hank Wyse1945 13.4
9. Charlie Root1937 13.0
10. Sheriff Blake1928 11.2
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW) †
1. Jake Arrieta2015 6.2
Dick Ellsworth1963 6.2
3. Bill Lee1938 5.9
4. Lon Warneke1932 5.8
5. Greg Maddux1992 5.7
6. Lon Warneke1933 5.3
7. Sheriff Blake1928 5.1
8. Rick Reuschel1977 4.9
9. Kyle Hendricks2016 4.7
10. Jon Lester2016 4.5

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