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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Rk Name Age IP ERA+ Year Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO ERA FIP K% BB% BAbip HR BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pit Str
1Phil Niekro39334.11421978ATLNL444222411918.5141295129107102248 2.882.7617.9%7.3%.280161389125442105131361334124311.235.298.323.62171
2Cy Young36341.21451903BOSAL40353475289.75722941157937176 2.082.3513.4%2.8%undef61314905undefundefundef
3Cy Young35384.21641902BOSAL454341313211.74403501369253160 2.152.5510.6%3.5%undef615061303undefundefundef
4Cy Young34371.12191901BOSAL434138523310.76703241126737158 1.622.6411.0%2.6%undef61440702undefundefundef
5Cy Falkenberg34377.11581914INDFL494333952516.61033321279389236 2.222.1115.7%5.9%undef51502509undefundefundef
6Bob Ewing34332.21501907CINNL413732241719.47202791046485147 1.732.2011.3%6.5%undef21299701undefundefundef
7Gaylord Perry33342.21681972CLEAL414029512416.6001253797382234 1.922.5017.4%6.1%.2401713451235439161215127680011.205.261.296.55668
8Joe McGinnity33408.01701904NYGNL51443897358.81453071037386144 1.612.709.1%5.4%undef815881312undefundefundef
9Red Faber33352.01431922CHWAL433831452117.553233412811083148 2.813.3010.1%5.7%.2761014641319451063513211315402.253.298.325.62366
10Eddie Cicotte33346.21741917CHWAL4935297112812.7004246765970150 1.532.1011.7%5.4%.2302128712083317337541519821.204.248.264.51257
11Pete Alexander33363.11661920CHCNL464033762714.6595335967769173 1.912.6612.0%4.8%.2788144713513825118882027503.248.283.331.61479
12Red Faber32330.21701921CHWAL433932442515.62512931079187124 2.483.609.2%6.4%.26110135012135187397211514305.242.295.322.61660
13Mordecai Brown32342.21931909CHCNL503432815279.7507246785053172 1.311.7813.4%4.1%undef11280709undefundefundef
14Ed Walsh31393.01491912CHWAL6241326202717.614103321259494254 2.152.4816.6%6.1%undef61532102undefundefundef
15Urban Shocker31348.01401922SLBAL483829282417.585336514111557149 2.973.5010.3%4.0%.290221441134351164261114712622.272.301.383.68478
16Ed Walsh30368.21461911CHWAL5637335192718.60043271259172255 2.222.1717.6%5.0%undef41449718undefundefundef
17Jack Chesbro30454.21481904NYYAL555148634112.77403381289288239 1.822.1113.9%5.1%undef41720709undefundefundef
18Pete Alexander30388.01541917PHINL454434803013.69803361077956200 1.831.8413.1%3.7%.26841529143649206247112324201.234.264.304.56975
19Wilbur Wood29334.01891971CHWAL444222722213.6291272957162210 1.912.6316.0%4.7%.252211316122431427185242712506.222.263.306.56864
20Ed Walsh29369.21871910CHWAL453633771820.4745242875261258 1.271.6219.0%4.5%undef51359426undefundefundef
21Dizzy Trout29352.11671944DETAL494033762714.65903141048383144 2.122.7910.1%5.8%.261914211321469041202467102.238.285.307.59170
22Sandy Koufax29335.21601965LADNL43412782268.7652216907671382 2.041.9329.5%5.5%.238261297120529745133131641011.179.227.280.50752
23Pete Alexander29389.01721916PHINL4845381633312.7333323906750167 1.552.1211.1%3.3%.25661500140339910316152331803.230.261.284.54468
24Jack Taylor28333.22061902CHCNL373434832311.676127386484588 1.292.736.9%3.5%undef2127812010undefundefundef
25Walter Johnson28369.21471916WSHAL4838363102520.55612901057882228 1.901.8216.2%5.8%.26301410132442149327286109.219.268.272.54066
Rk Name Age IP ERA+ Year Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO ERA FIP K% BB% BAbip HR BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pit Str
26Pete Alexander28376.12251915PHINL4942361273110.7563253865164241 1.221.8216.8%4.5%undef314351002undefundefundef
27Ed Walsh27464.01641908CHWAL66494211164015.72763431117356269 1.421.4215.3%3.2%undef217559210undefundefundef
28Rube Waddell27383.01671904PHAAL464639802519.56803071096991349 1.621.5923.3%6.1%undef514961408undefundefundef
29Scott Perry27332.11461918PHAAL443630372019.5132295977311181 1.982.806.0%8.3%.2631134211943092347152632504.247.311.290.60084
30Christy Mathewson27390.21691908NYGNL5644341193711.7715281856242259 1.431.2917.6%2.9%undef51469302undefundefundef
31Walter Johnson27336.21911915WSHAL473935782713.6754258835856203 1.551.9115.9%4.4%undef112801907undefundefundef
32Otto Hess27333.21441906CLEAL433633772017.54132741046885167 1.832.5012.7%6.5%undef413162412undefundefundef
33Bob Feller27371.11511946CLEAL4842361052615.634427710190153348 2.182.1623.0%10.1%.274111512133134803250171611203.208.291.270.56267
34Jack Coombs27353.01821910PHAAL453835136319.77512487451115224 1.302.0816.6%8.5%undef013537010undefundefundef
35Steve Carlton27346.11821972PHINL414130802710.7300257847687310 1.972.0123.0%6.4%.25917135112444458199232212528.207.257.291.54860
36Ed Walsh26422.11511907CHWAL5646375102418.57143411207587206 1.601.9712.7%5.4%undef316228014undefundefundef
37Robin Roberts26346.21531953PHINL444133522316.590232411910661198 2.753.1214.0%4.3%.26830141213277011021203185003.244.278.381.66075
38Walter Johnson26371.21641914WSHAL514033992818.6091287887174225 1.722.0216.0%5.3%undef3140611114undefundefundef
39Robin Roberts25330.01411952PHINL39373032287.80022921049545148 2.592.8211.3%3.4%.2512213101247337051201563003.234.264.325.58868
40Walter Johnson25346.02591913WSHAL4836291110367.8372232564438243 1.141.9019.1%3.0%undef91271902undefundefundef
41Claude Hendrix25362.01731914CHIFL4937346122910.7445262916877189 1.692.2913.8%5.6%undef61371509undefundefundef
42Dave Davenport25392.21451915SLMFL5546301052218.55013001169696229 2.202.1815.3%6.4%undef51497517undefundefundef
43Denny McLain24336.01541968DETAL41412860316.8380241867363280 1.962.5321.7%4.9%.23431128812063852610319195003.200.243.317.55972
44Christy Mathewson24338.22331905NYGNL43373286319.7753252854864206 1.282.0315.9%5.0%undef41294136undefundefundef
45Walter Johnson24369.02431912WSHAL5037347133312.7332259895776303 1.392.0321.4%5.4%undef2141316011undefundefundef
46George McQuillan23359.21571908PHINL484232762317.5752263886191114 1.532.318.3%6.7%undef11367605undefundefundef
47Smoky Joe Wood22344.01771912BOSAL433835105345.87212671047382258 1.912.2519.4%6.2%undef213281207undefundefundef
48Christy Mathewson22366.11491903NYGNL454237333013.698232113692100267 2.262.3417.8%6.7%undef4150210018undefundefundef
49Walter Johnson22370.01831910WSHAL454238832517.5951262925676313 1.361.3822.9%5.6%undef1136713021undefundefundef
50Bill James22332.11501914BSNNL46373049267.78832619170118156 1.902.9511.9%9.0%undef713161316undefundefundef
Rk Name Age IP ERA+ Year Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO ERA FIP K% BB% 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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