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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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Rk Player H9 IP Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO 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
1Roger Clemens6.43211.1200542HOUNL3232100138.6190151514462185 1.872.8722.1%7.4%226.2461183876126353931684213.198.261.284.5444632002036
2Pedro Martinez6.59217.0200533NYMNL3131410158.6520159696847208 2.822.9524.7%5.6%146.25219843781374349212144004.204.252.334.5865830452070
3Carlos Zambrano6.85223.1200524CHCNL3333200146.7000170888186202 3.263.7022.2%9.5%135.2562190980136138951819307.212.293.338.6326735572217
4Johan Santana6.99231.2200526MINAL3333320167.6960180777445238 2.872.8026.2%5.0%155.2642291085642411621045008.210.250.346.5965533352331
5Jake Peavy7.18203.0200524SDPNL3030330137.6500162706550216 2.882.8926.6%6.2%134.27918812746417374510195113.217.271.363.6347631582071
6Barry Zito7.29228.1200527OAKAL35350001413.51901851069889171 3.864.3417.9%9.3%113.246269538363330138720224204.221.304.361.6657638012314
7Chris Carpenter7.60241.2200530STLNL3333740215.8080204827651213 2.832.9022.4%5.4%150.2821895388446303772215205.231.273.351.6246633952236
8Andy Pettitte7.61222.1200533HOUNL3333000179.6540188665941171 2.393.0719.5%4.7%177.27017875817374031041954402.230.268.348.6166431902103
9Josh Beckett7.71178.2200525FLANL2929210158.6520153756758166 3.383.2722.8%8.0%118.2931472865334627821767105.234.303.369.6728527981787
10Mark Prior7.72166.2200524CHCNL2727100117.6110143736859188 3.673.8526.8%8.4%120.281257016303002453656014.227.296.394.6908128251838
11José Contreras7.78204.2200533CHWAL3232100157.6820177918275154 3.614.2118.0%8.8%125.262238577633232972152822220.232.307.372.6807831691980
12John Patterson7.81198.1200527WSNNL313121097.5630172716965185 3.133.4622.6%8.0%130.284198177383311155482611219.233.298.358.6568031772047
13Doug Davis7.92222.2200529MILNL35352101111.50001961039593208 3.843.9822.0%9.8%111.282269468354945412216117523.235.314.396.7108937232300
14A.J. Burnett7.92209.0200528FLANL32324201212.5000184978079198 3.443.1122.7%9.1%116.302128737752761775262461012.237.312.334.6467932962044
15Joe Blanton7.96201.1200524OAKAL33332001212.5000178867967116 3.534.4313.9%8.0%124.2492383575442435271581224.236.300.394.6948330691894
16Brett Myers8.07215.1200524PHINL3434200138.6190193948968208 3.724.0623.0%7.5%118.28031905814442211937154244.237.304.410.7148634722224
17Dontrelle Willis8.11236.1200523FLANL34347502210.6880213796955170 2.632.9917.7%5.7%152.28811960878459381452315112.243.292.352.6447735552315
18John Smoltz8.23229.2200538ATLNL3333310147.6670210837853169 3.063.2718.2%5.7%139.282189318644437110317106012.243.287.363.6507332982221
19Randy Johnson8.26225.2200541NYYAL3434400178.68002071029547211 3.793.7822.9%5.1%112.2853292085138321255142314413.243.291.408.6988534202306
20Scott Kazmir8.32186.0200521TBDAL3232000109.52601729078100174 3.773.7621.3%12.2%116.31012818693415310691179317.248.347.374.7219432942005
21Jason Schmidt8.37172.0200532SFGNL2929000127.6320160908485165 4.403.8821.8%11.2%97.3011675765137545885248017.246.334.392.7259430451850
22Tim Wakefield8.39225.1200538BOSAL33333001612.571021011310468151 4.154.7516.0%7.2%109.258359438574724111618187108.245.307.427.7349033932244
23CC Sabathia8.47196.2200524CLEAL31311001510.6000185928862161 4.033.6919.6%7.5%104.29219823745360176319117207.248.311.373.6848431532015
24Noah Lowry8.49204.2200524SFGNL33330001313.5000193928676172 3.783.8919.7%8.7%113.29421875776305171331498102.249.320.381.7028735472244
25Kevin Millwood8.53192.0200530CLEAL3030100911.4500182726152146 2.863.7318.3%6.5%147.28420799733363046419336002.248.300.387.6888529641913
Rk Player H9 IP Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO 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
26Bruce Chen8.53197.1200528BALAL34321001310.5650187948463133 3.834.9416.0%7.6%113.26133832754322093313178412.248.312.427.7399631411991
27Jon Garland8.63221.0200525CHWAL32323301810.6430212938647115 3.504.2412.8%5.2%128.2672690183037237982436002.255.298.399.6978133142176
28Cliff Lee8.64202.0200526CLEAL3232100185.7830194918552143 3.793.7917.1%6.2%111.2792283877446310571074004.251.295.403.6988730972038
29Bartolo Colon8.69222.2200532LAAAL3333200218.7240215938643157 3.483.7517.3%4.8%122.2832690684742503942124012.254.291.407.6988532422203
30Chris Capuano8.71219.0200526MILNL35350001812.60002121059791176 3.994.6618.6%9.6%107.2903194982749261214516291243.256.337.433.77010536382275
31Dan Haren8.79217.0200524OAKAL34343001412.53802121019053163 3.733.8918.2%5.9%117.28826897830404563526195006.255.303.407.7108733722142
32Kris Benson8.83174.1200530NYMNL2828000108.556017186804995 4.134.6312.9%6.7%100.26324737676331545316140004.253.306.411.7179427391731
33Jeff Weaver8.84224.0200528LADNL34343201411.560022011110543157 4.224.4716.9%4.6%97.277359308584041188316206102.256.305.435.7409833742232
34Chris Young8.85164.2200526TEXAL3131000127.6320162847845137 4.263.8019.6%6.4%108.2921970064236327246136003.252.307.407.7138428591855
35Freddy Garcia8.88228.0200528CHWAL3333200148.63602251029860146 3.874.0515.5%6.4%116.283269438704252355251951120.259.307.408.7158633972132
36John Lackey8.96209.0200526LAAAL3333100145.7370208858071199 3.443.1022.3%8.0%123.3271389280743131112171182018.258.325.362.6878534892220
37Jason Marquis8.96207.0200526STLNL33323101314.48102061109569100 4.134.9511.5%8.0%103.26829868787373254329360310.262.324.427.75110032381983
38Brandon Webb9.00229.0200526ARINL33331001412.5380229989059172 3.543.5118.2%6.3%125.3062194386541442107302642114.265.311.394.7058633732150
39Derek Lowe9.04222.0200532LADNL35352201215.44402231138955146 3.614.1615.6%5.9%114.283289348574111512521196023.260.307.408.7159233222175
40Roy Oswalt9.05241.2200527HOUNL35354102012.6250243857948184 2.943.1618.4%4.8%144.307181002927488381272234115.262.302.389.6918436002436
41Matt Clement9.05191.0200530BOSAL3232100136.68401921029768146 4.574.0417.6%8.2%99.300188307384421162620620013.260.333.398.7329131811978
42Tim Hudson9.09192.0200529ATLNL2929200149.6090194797565115 3.524.3314.1%8.0%121.29020817733374599121107204.265.332.408.7409728901813
43Mark Buehrle9.13236.2200526CHWAL3333310168.6670240998240149 3.123.4215.4%4.1%144.2932097191644244742983522.262.295.380.6757634752338
44Jon Lieber9.19218.1200535PHINL35351001713.567022310710241149 4.204.2516.3%4.5%105.283339128483956513512115003.263.299.438.7379131282103
45Kip Wells9.20182.0200528PITNL3333110818.308018611610399132 5.095.0415.9%12.0%82.2952382869846281291015153008.266.363.437.80011531071848
46Victor Zambrano9.20166.1200529NYMNL3127002712.3680170857777112 4.174.2715.0%10.3%99.300127486443842156617254028.264.353.391.74410327881666
47Aaron Harang9.23211.2200527CINNL32321001113.4580217939051163 3.833.6718.4%5.8%112.30922887812528381151799006.267.315.432.7479934122294
48Nate Robertson9.24196.2200527DETAL3232200716.30402021139865122 4.484.7314.4%7.7%95.28028846760347273112285116.266.325.439.76510429301865
49Jake Westbrook9.31210.2200527CLEAL34342001515.500021812110556119 4.493.9613.3%6.3%93.28919895822462375425134203.265.316.395.7119132092053
50Javier Vazquez9.31215.2200528ARINL33333101115.423022311210646192 4.424.0621.2%5.1%100.30735904837407451332162107.266.308.456.7649933212198
Rk Player H9 IP Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO 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
51Mark Mulder9.31205.0200527STLNL3232320168.6670212908370111 3.644.3012.8%8.1%116.2971986877647119943228509.273.339.410.74910030081883
52Bronson Arroyo9.34205.1200528BOSAL35320011410.583021311610354100 4.514.4311.4%6.2%101.27922878802568314441443115.266.322.438.7599732972133
53Jarrod Washburn9.34177.1200530LAAAL292911088.500018466635194 3.204.3512.7%6.9%133.2931974067131508462406202.274.330.420.75010027131740
54Scott Elarton9.36181.2200529CLEAL3131100119.55001891009348103 4.615.0713.3%6.2%91.27032774707333163101444114.267.315.458.77310728581870
55Esteban Loaiza9.41217.0200533WSNNL34340001210.5450227939155173 3.773.3319.0%6.0%108.3211891284042235932542006.270.318.389.7079333402204
56Casey Fossum9.41162.2200527TBDAL3625001812.40001701008960128 4.924.5617.7%8.3%89.301217256392443183511104118.266.343.415.75810328181766
57Tomo Ohka9.43180.1200529TOTNL3229110119.550018988815598 4.044.4812.7%7.1%105.2842277470542553741855208.268.322.435.75710328241831
58Gustavo Chacin9.44203.0200524TORAL3434000139.5910213938470121 3.724.2613.9%8.0%120.299208727764143881022810503.274.337.415.7529732452028
59Kenny Rogers9.45195.1200540TEXAL3030110148.636020586755387 3.464.0610.5%6.4%133.2881582875642518562530000.271.323.399.7238730141860
60Jeremy Bonderman9.48189.0200522DETAL29294001413.51901991019657145 4.573.9018.1%7.1%93.3122180173444704332245015.271.326.436.76210428541869
61Mark Redman9.49178.1200531PITNL3030210515.25001881009756101 4.904.1813.5%7.5%86.30218751677424321152464237.278.332.431.76410427291678
62Brad Penny9.50175.1200527LADNL292910079.4380185787641122 3.903.6416.5%5.6%105.30717738686367237111175103.270.313.417.7309627831815
63Paul Byrd9.51204.1200534LAAAL31312101211.5220216958528102 3.743.9412.1%3.3%113.28722842793476177717136101.272.301.430.7319329172009
64Horacio Ramirez9.52202.1200525ATLNL3332110119.55002141081046780 4.635.249.5%7.9%92.280318477603214213532126314.282.339.449.78810930481884
65Jeff Suppan9.54194.1200530STLNL32320001610.6150206937763114 3.574.5313.7%7.6%119.29624834748344171152955116.275.335.428.76310330321923
66Greg Maddux9.56225.0200539CHCNL35353001315.464023911210636136 4.244.0614.5%3.9%104.296299368685024719621328008.275.308.438.7459430992065
67Brad Radke9.60200.2200532MINAL3131310912.4290214989023117 4.044.4414.1%2.8%110.28033831787385174101183102.272.295.459.7549529372085
68Brandon Claussen9.61166.2200526CINNL29290001011.4760178897857121 4.214.5916.6%7.8%102.30024731653402578613121112.273.335.450.78510928401811
69Tom Glavine9.67211.1200539NYMNL33332101313.5000227888361105 3.533.6711.7%6.8%116.30712901815435531932145201.279.330.388.7189432711977
70Brett Tomko9.68190.2200532SFGNL3330301815.3481205999557114 4.484.1913.9%6.9%95.299208237484710117651253005.274.329.444.77310530791982
71Brian Lawrence9.71195.2200529SDPNL3333100715.318021110610557109 4.834.1412.8%6.7%80.295188527745057113716133013.273.329.420.74910929421901
72Matt Morris9.76192.2200530STLNL31312001410.58302091018837117 4.113.9914.3%4.5%103.30022818757443381051951011.276.315.429.7449728741927
73Liván Hernández9.79246.1200530WSNNL35352001510.600026811610984147 3.984.3313.8%7.9%102.3112510659444861413159241411223.284.348.427.77511140072448
74Mike Mussina9.97179.2200536NYYAL3030220138.6190199938847142 4.414.0118.5%6.1%96.32623766701361076421157002.284.333.437.77010529781902
75Rodrigo Lopez9.97209.1200529BALAL35350001512.556023212611463118 4.904.6312.9%6.9%88.29228918840526173516226215.276.330.452.78210732922081
Rk Player H9 IP Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV H R ER BB SO 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
76Jason Johnson9.99210.0200531DETAL3333100813.38102331171064993 4.544.3410.5%5.5%93.297238888173744697251180017.285.328.425.75210130011928
77Ryan Franklin10.01190.2200532SEAAL3230210815.34802121101086293 5.105.0411.2%7.5%82.2882883275737447331775213.280.339.450.78911329301877
78Mike Maroth10.12209.0200527DETAL34340001414.500023512311051115 4.744.6512.9%5.7%89.3013088981533419311184121105.288.333.449.78210932492048
79Carlos Silva10.13188.1200526MINAL272720098.52902128372971 3.444.189.5%1.2%130.2932574973033123253474000.290.300.441.7419322941638
80Jamie Moyer10.13200.0200542SEAAL3232100137.6500225999552102 4.284.4011.8%6.0%98.29823868796475286613277403.283.331.441.77210832632013
81Josh Towers10.22208.2200528TORAL33332101312.52002371018629112 3.713.9412.8%3.3%120.30324876831442263719145111.285.312.430.7419429532024
82Cory Lidle10.23184.2200533PHINL31311001311.54202101059340121 4.533.7215.3%5.1%97.322187927274775611821196006.289.328.447.77510227921808
83Josh Fogg10.42169.1200528PITNL3428001611.3530196106955385 5.055.1311.5%7.1%83.29827742673403116461797112.291.346.480.82512127091695
84Jamey Wright10.56171.1200530COLNL3427001816.333020111910481101 5.465.1912.9%10.4%88.320227826795134154322257622.296.382.477.85912027281644
85Kyle Lohse10.63178.2200526MINAL3130001913.409021185834486 4.184.5511.2%5.7%107.3122276970632659372336314.299.345.455.79910928741836
86Joel Pineiro10.67189.0200526SEAAL3030200711.389022411811856107 5.624.4513.0%6.8%75.3222382274743346572572017.300.350.458.80811829241844
87David Wells10.76184.0200542BOSAL3030200157.6820220959121107 4.453.8313.7%2.7%102.3202178074341309162285414.296.321.444.7659827811937
88Ramon Ortiz10.82171.1200532CINNL3030100911.45002061101025196 5.365.4912.7%6.8%80.3073475568241617781666314.302.353.529.88213426361706
89Jeff Francis11.17183.2200524COLNL33330001412.538022811911670128 5.684.7415.5%8.5%84.3432682873350558610171911502.311.373.499.87212231491972
90Eric Milton11.45186.1200529CINNL3434000815.348023714113452123 6.475.4414.4%6.1%66.3144085578455727663113008.302.349.543.89213631642082
91Mark Hendrickson11.46178.1200531TBDAL3131100118.57902271261174989 5.904.6311.2%6.2%74.3252479673056612871736514.311.353.503.85612628241749
92Zack Greinke11.46183.0200521KCRAL3333200517.227023312511853114 5.804.4913.8%6.4%76.33823829754487013441453124.309.363.483.84612430891971
93Jose Lima11.69168.2200532KCRAL3232100516.23802191401316180 6.995.7110.3%7.8%63.31631780698585195710104105.314.373.544.91714228681786
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