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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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
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Before 1971, rookies are players who have not reached
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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 IP ERA+ Age 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
1Randy Johnson2004245.217640ARINL35354201614.5330177887144290 2.602.3030.1%4.6%.267189648983491107541710113.197.241.315.5574436322507
2Randy Johnson2002260.019538ARINL3535840245.8280197786771334 2.322.6632.3%6.9%.29126103594542511342191915323.208.273.346.6195939882619
3Randy Johnson2001249.218837ARINL3534321216.7780181746971372 2.492.1337.4%7.1%.32119994890332218105171915418.203.274.309.5835040762638
4Randy Johnson2000248.218136ARINL3535830197.7310202897376347 2.642.5334.7%7.6%.33523100190045216145152616625.224.288.356.6436340192594
5Randy Johnson1999271.218435ARINL35351220179.6540207867570364 2.482.7633.7%6.5%.2943010799932843943144217524.208.266.335.60155
6Greg Maddux1998251.018732ATLNL3434950189.6670201756245204 2.222.8120.7%4.6%.26713987915321107155212811004.220.260.299.56050
7Roger Clemens1997264.022234TORAL3434930217.7500204656068292 2.052.2528.0%6.5%.296910449574131125227109304.213.273.290.56448
8Bret Saberhagen1989262.118025KCRAL36351240236.7930209746343193 2.162.4518.9%4.2%.25813102196145662961359318.217.251.317.56859
9Dwight Gooden1985276.222920NYMNL35351680244.8570198514769268 1.532.1325.2%6.5%.2621310659862334262212210526.201.254.270.52452
10John Tudor1985275.018531STLNL363614100218.7240209685949169 1.932.7115.9%4.6%.2381410621001283454320127104.209.249.285.53354
11Ron Guidry1978273.220827NYYAL35351690253.8930187615372248 1.742.1923.5%6.8%.2451310579693451113215914217.193.249.279.52850
12Tom Seaver1973290.017528NYMNL363618301910.6550219746764251 2.082.5721.9%5.6%.2472311471064355541051753005.206.252.313.56562
13Steve Carlton1972346.118227PHINL414130802710.7300257847687310 1.972.0123.0%6.4%.25917135112444458199232212528.207.257.291.54860
14Tom Seaver1971286.119426NYMNL363521412010.6670210615661289 1.761.9326.2%5.5%.2671811031021314241162573315.206.252.297.54961
15Wilbur Wood1971334.018929CHWAL444222722213.6291272957162210 1.912.6316.0%4.7%.252211316122431427185242712506.222.263.306.56864
16Vida Blue1971312.018321OAKAL39392480248.7500209736388301 1.822.2024.9%7.3%.2421912071103283349323770110.189.251.272.52355
17Luis Tiant1968258.118627CLEAL34321990219.7000152534673264 1.602.0426.8%7.4%.2181698790527544501009003.168.233.262.49556
18Bob Gibson1968304.225832STLNL343428130229.7100198493862268 1.121.7723.1%5.3%.2341111611075230671521965004.184.233.236.46947
19Sandy Koufax1966323.019030LADNL41412750279.7500241746277317 1.732.0724.9%6.0%.26119127411783854011813135107.205.252.294.54562
20Dean Chance1964278.120023LAAAL463515117209.6904194565186207 1.652.3918.9%7.9%.2397109399420492923184009.195.260.244.50553
21Johnny Antonelli1954258.217824NYGNL39371862217.7502209786694152 2.303.4814.2%8.8%.238221071955165051341823202.219.291.315.60663
22Warren Spahn1953265.218832MLNNL35322453237.7673211756270148 2.102.9714.0%6.6%.243141055973233011201723423.217.270.290.56054
23Hal Newhouser1946292.219025DETAL37342962269.7431215776398275 1.941.9723.4%8.3%.262101176106841401801737308.201.269.275.54453
24Hal Newhouser1945313.119524DETAL40362982259.73522397363110212 1.812.4516.8%8.7%.2565126111323440019019031210.211.281.261.54256
25Spud Chandler1943253.019835NYYAL30302050204.8330197624654134 1.642.3013.6%5.5%.24659899181950412029713013.215.261.263.52457
Rk Player Year IP ERA+ Age 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
26Mort Cooper1942278.219229STLNL373522101227.7590207735568152 1.782.5313.8%6.2%.233911001011234051401774605.205.258.262.52051
27Lefty Gomez1937278.119328NYYAL343425602111.6560233887293194 2.333.1316.9%8.1%.266101148104334419013710202.223.288.292.58050
28Lefty Grove1936253.118936BOSAL353022631712.5862237907965130 2.813.7712.4%6.2%.272141049965481041701664000.246.296.360.65662
29Lefty Grove1935273.017535BOSAL353023242012.62512691058265121 2.703.2010.6%5.7%.286611371047541032102496102.257.302.345.64766
30Lefty Gomez1934281.217625NYYAL38332565265.8392223867396158 2.333.5713.8%8.4%.2441211421036328011022114203.215.282.296.57858
31Carl Hubbell1933308.219330NYGNL45332210112312.6575256695747156 1.662.5312.9%3.9%.259612061127335328025711103.227.260.281.54158
32Lefty Grove1931288.221731PHAAL413027410314.8865249846662175 2.063.0115.1%5.3%.26510116010873710190241311102.229.271.309.58053
33Lefty Grove1930291.018530PHAAL503222217285.84892731018260209 2.543.0917.6%5.0%.293811911106451156142498102.247.285.329.61456
34Dazzy Vance1930258.218939BRONL353120431715.5311241977555173 2.613.6116.3%5.2%.2811510619813775111019158014.246.286.344.63055
35Dazzy Vance1928280.119037BRONL383224452210.6882226796572200 2.092.8317.8%6.4%.261111126102131971313102618101.221.274.302.57656
36Dolf Luque1923322.020132CINNL41372864278.7712279906988151 1.932.9411.6%6.8%.26621301118636125148242621314.235.289.291.58058
37Eddie Cicotte1919306.217635CHWAL40353055297.8061256776249110 1.822.489.4%4.2%.2495117611223992232657301.228.261.292.55458
38Walter Johnson1919290.121531WSHAL3929277102014.5882235734851147 1.492.0713.0%4.5%.255011311067465719181212014.220.260.273.53354
39Walter Johnson1918326.021430WSHAL3929298102313.6393241714670162 1.272.0312.9%5.6%.24421261114128118332635108.211.261.260.52261
40Pete Alexander1915376.122528PHINL4942361273110.7563253865164241 1.221.8216.8%4.5%undef314351002undefundefundef
41Walter Johnson1915336.219127WSHAL473935782713.6754258835856203 1.551.9115.9%4.4%undef112801907undefundefundef
42Russ Ford1914247.118031BUFFL35261959216.7786190635041123 1.822.6013.1%4.4%undef11937700undefundefundef
43Eddie Cicotte1913268.018629CHWAL4130183101811.6211224774773121 1.582.6011.4%6.9%undef21061304undefundefundef
44Walter Johnson1913346.025925WSHAL4836291110367.8372232564438243 1.141.9019.1%3.0%undef91271902undefundefundef
45Smoky Joe Wood1912344.017722BOSAL433835105345.87212671047382258 1.912.2519.4%6.2%undef213281207undefundefundef
46Walter Johnson1912369.024324WSHAL5037347133312.7332259895776303 1.392.0321.4%5.4%undef2141316011undefundefundef
47Ed Walsh1910369.218729CHWAL453633771820.4745242875261258 1.271.6219.0%4.5%undef51359426undefundefundef
48Jack Coombs1910353.018227PHAAL453835136319.77512487451115224 1.302.0816.6%8.5%undef013537010undefundefundef
49Walter Johnson1910370.018322WSHAL454238832517.5951262925676313 1.361.3822.9%5.6%undef1136713021undefundefundef
50Christy Mathewson1909275.122428NYGNL37332684256.8062192573536149 1.141.6214.9%3.6%undef2998004undefundefundef
Rk Player Year IP ERA+ Age 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
51Orval Overall1909285.017928CHCNL383223962011.6453204664580205 1.421.7518.4%7.2%undef111168011undefundefundef
52Mordecai Brown1909342.219332CHCNL503432815279.7507246785053172 1.311.7813.4%4.1%undef11280709undefundefundef
53Addie Joss1908325.020428CLEAL423529962411.6862232774230130 1.161.6810.8%2.5%undef21209206undefundefundef
54Cy Young1908299.019541BOSAL363330332111.6562230684237150 1.261.5213.4%3.3%undef11116104undefundefundef
55Mordecai Brown1906277.125329CHCNL36322794266.8133198563261144 1.042.0813.8%5.8%undef11044412undefundefundef
56Ed Reulbach1905291.220922CHCNL342928551814.5631208714673152 1.422.4613.5%6.5%undef111241815undefundefundef
57Rube Waddell1905328.218128PHAAL4634277112710.7300231865490287 1.481.8922.8%7.2%undef5125710210undefundefundef
58Christy Mathewson1905338.223324NYGNL43373286319.7753252854864206 1.282.0315.9%5.0%undef41294136undefundefundef
59Jack Taylor1902333.220628CHCNL373434832311.676127386484588 1.292.736.9%3.5%undef2127812010undefundefundef
60Rube Waddell1902276.117825PHAAL33272635247.7740224906364210 2.052.2819.4%5.9%undef7108110010undefundefundef
61Cy Young1901371.121934BOSAL434138523310.76703241126737158 1.622.6411.0%2.6%undef61440702undefundefundef
62Clark Griffith1898325.219228CHCNL383836402410.7060305105686497 1.882.997.3%4.8%undef113232006undefundefundef
63Amos Rusie1894444.018823NYGNL545045343613.7351426228137200195 2.784.6110.2%10.5%undef1019105010undefundefundef
64Cy Young1892453.017625CLVNL534948943612.750036315897118168 1.932.769.1%6.4%undef818478013undefundefundef
65Billy Rhines1890401.118621CINNL464545612817.622033716387113182 1.953.1611.0%6.8%undef6165615114undefundefundef
66Silver King1888584.219520STLAA666464614520.692043520310676258 1.632.3811.3%3.3%undef6228630023undefundefundef
67Old Hoss Radbourn1884678.220529PRONL7573731126012.833152821610498441 1.382.7516.5%3.7%undef182672034undefundefundef
68Al Spalding1872404.219621BOSNA48484131388.8260417224832728 1.853.491.6%1.6%undef01738139undefundefundef
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