Baseball | Player Pitching Season & Career Finder

Data runs from 1871 to 2021 for regular season data, 1933-Present for the All-Star Game, and 1903-Present for the Postseason.

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Spanning Multiple Seasons or entire Careers, In the Regular Season, from 1871 to 2021, requiring Strikeouts >= 2500 and Strikeouts >= 3.9 × Bases on Balls, sorted by greatest Year.
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Pitching Title Notes

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 Player Year SO BB From To Age G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER ERA FIP K% BB% ERA+ BAbip HR BF IBB HBP BK WP Tm
1Zack Greinke202127056802004202120-375044631658210127.62312964.2275011891108 3.363.3722.4%5.6%125.296302121012570691KCR-MIL-LAA-LAD-ARI-HOU
2Clayton Kershaw202125505882008202120-333613582515117877.69802357.21777697637 2.432.7427.5%6.3%158.274181927727342089LAD
3Max Scherzer202128176452008202123-36381372115217694.65202382.11967911846 3.203.1429.2%6.7%132.29326896652087771ARI-DET-WSN
4Pedro Martinez200931547601992200920-37476409461723219100.68732827.122211006919 2.932.9127.7%6.7%154.2822391139430141662LAD-MON-BOS-NYM-PHI
5Curt Schilling200731167111988200721-40569436832081216146.597223261.0299813181253 3.463.2323.5%5.4%127.297347132844352872BAL-HOU-PHI-ARI-BOS
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