Pitching Season & Career Finder

Data runs from 1871 to 2020 for regular season data, 1933-Present for the All-Star Game, and 1903-Present for the Postseason.

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This will cause only those seasons where the player qualified for the ERA title or the Winning Percentage title to be used. Currently, this number is 1 Inning Pitched per team game for the ERA title and then 1 decision for every 12 team games for win-loss percentage. Complete List of standards used.

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Rookie Explanation

Rookie status has changed over time, but for this output we are using the following standard.

Since 1971, rookies are players who have not reached
130 at bats,
50 innings pitched, or
45 days of service time prior to Sept. 1.

Before 1971, rookies are players who have not reached
90 at bats,
45 innings pitched, or
45 days of service time prior to Sept. 1.

For the service time measure, we are requiring the player did not reach 78 days of service at the end of a season. We have service time data only back to 2009.

The pre-1971 standard is applied to all seasons back to 1871 even though it was not the standard of the time.

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Results
Rk Player SO Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB ERA FIP K% BB% ERA+ BAbip HR BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pit Str
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11Randy Johnson372200137ARINL3534321216.7780249.2181746971 2.492.1337.4%7.1%188.32119994890332218105171915418.203.274.309.5835040762638
12Pud Galvin369188427BUFNL7272711204622.6760636.156625414163 1.992.8814.5%2.5%155undef232554016undefundefundef
13Mark Baldwin368188925COLAA635954642734.4431513.2458358206274 3.613.5216.2%12.0%100undef9227520083undefundefundef
14Nolan Ryan367197427CALAL424126312216.5790332.2221127107202 2.892.9826.4%14.5%118.259181392116538639124242821309.190.313.279.59276
15Randy Johnson364199935ARINL35351220179.6540271.2207867570 2.482.7633.7%6.5%184.2943010799932843943144217524.208.266.335.60155
16Tim Keefe359188326NYPAA686868504127.6030619.0488244166108 2.412.7414.3%4.3%145undef62517027undefundefundef
17Toad Ramsey355188722LOUAA656461013727.5780561.0544358214167 3.433.2014.6%6.9%128undef9243016046undefundefundef
18Rube Waddell349190427PHAAL464639802519.5680383.03071096991 1.621.5923.3%6.1%167undef514961408undefundefundef
19Bob Feller348194627CLEAL4842361052615.6344371.127710190153 2.182.1623.0%10.1%151.274111512133134803250171611203.208.291.270.56267
20Randy Johnson347200036ARINL3535830197.7310248.2202897376 2.642.5334.7%7.6%181.33523100190045216145152616625.224.288.356.6436340192594
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