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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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
1Cy Young41299.01951908BOSAL363330332111.6562230684237150 1.261.5213.4%3.3%undef11116104undefundefundef
2Randy Johnson40245.21762004ARINL35354201614.5330177887144290 2.602.3030.1%4.6%.267189648983491107541710113.197.241.315.5574436322507
3Dazzy Vance39258.21891930BRONL353120431715.5311241977555173 2.613.6116.3%5.2%.2811510619813775111019158014.246.286.344.63055
4Randy Johnson38260.01952002ARINL3535840245.8280197786771334 2.322.6632.3%6.9%.29126103594542511342191915323.208.273.346.6195939882619
5Dazzy Vance37280.11901928BRONL383224452210.6882226796572200 2.092.8317.8%6.4%.261111126102131971313102618101.221.274.302.57656
6Randy Johnson37249.21882001ARINL3534321216.7780181746971372 2.492.1337.4%7.1%.32119994890332218105171915418.203.274.309.5835040762638
7Randy Johnson36248.21812000ARINL3535830197.7310202897376347 2.642.5334.7%7.6%.33523100190045216145152616625.224.288.356.6436340192594
8Lefty Grove36253.11891936BOSAL353022631712.5862237907965130 2.813.7712.4%6.2%.272141049965481041701664000.246.296.360.65662
9Randy Johnson35271.21841999ARINL35351220179.6540207867570364 2.482.7633.7%6.5%.2943010799932843943144217524.208.266.335.60155
10Lefty Grove35273.01751935BOSAL353023242012.62512691058265121 2.703.2010.6%5.7%.286611371047541032102496102.257.302.345.64766
11Eddie Cicotte35306.21761919CHWAL40353055297.8061256776249110 1.822.489.4%4.2%.2495117611223992232657301.228.261.292.55458
12Spud Chandler35253.01981943NYYAL30302050204.8330197624654134 1.642.3013.6%5.5%.24659899181950412029713013.215.261.263.52457
13Cy Young34371.12191901BOSAL434138523310.76703241126737158 1.622.6411.0%2.6%undef61440702undefundefundef
14Roger Clemens34264.02221997TORAL3434930217.7500204656068292 2.052.2528.0%6.5%.296910449574131125227109304.213.273.290.56448
15Warren Spahn32265.21881953MLNNL35322453237.7673211756270148 2.102.9714.0%6.6%.243141055973233011201723423.217.270.290.56054
16Greg Maddux32251.01871998ATLNL3434950189.6670201756245204 2.222.8120.7%4.6%.26713987915321107155212811004.220.260.299.56050
17Dolf Luque32322.02011923CINNL41372864278.7712279906988151 1.932.9411.6%6.8%.26621301118636125148242621314.235.289.291.58058
18Bob Gibson32304.22581968STLNL343428130229.7100198493862268 1.121.7723.1%5.3%.2341111611075230671521965004.184.233.236.46947
19Mordecai Brown32342.21931909CHCNL503432815279.7507246785053172 1.311.7813.4%4.1%undef11280709undefundefundef
20John Tudor31275.01851985STLNL363614100218.7240209685949169 1.932.7115.9%4.6%.2381410621001283454320127104.209.249.285.53354
21Walter Johnson31290.12151919WSHAL3929277102014.5882235734851147 1.492.0713.0%4.5%.255011311067465719181212014.220.260.273.53354
22Lefty Grove31288.22171931PHAAL413027410314.8865249846662175 2.063.0115.1%5.3%.26510116010873710190241311102.229.271.309.58053
23Russ Ford31247.11801914BUFFL35261959216.7786190635041123 1.822.6013.1%4.4%undef11937700undefundefundef
24Sandy Koufax30323.01901966LADNL41412750279.7500241746277317 1.732.0724.9%6.0%.26119127411783854011813135107.205.252.294.54562
25Walter Johnson30326.02141918WSHAL3929298102313.6393241714670162 1.272.0312.9%5.6%.24421261114128118332635108.211.261.260.52261
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
26Carl Hubbell30308.21931933NYGNL45332210112312.6575256695747156 1.662.5312.9%3.9%.259612061127335328025711103.227.260.281.54158
27Lefty Grove30291.01851930PHAAL503222217285.84892731018260209 2.543.0917.6%5.0%.293811911106451156142498102.247.285.329.61456
28Wilbur Wood29334.01891971CHWAL444222722213.6291272957162210 1.912.6316.0%4.7%.252211316122431427185242712506.222.263.306.56864
29Ed Walsh29369.21871910CHWAL453633771820.4745242875261258 1.271.6219.0%4.5%undef51359426undefundefundef
30Mort Cooper29278.21921942STLNL373522101227.7590207735568152 1.782.5313.8%6.2%.233911001011234051401774605.205.258.262.52051
31Eddie Cicotte29268.01861913CHWAL4130183101811.6211224774773121 1.582.6011.4%6.9%undef21061304undefundefundef
32Mordecai Brown29277.12531906CHCNL36322794266.8133198563261144 1.042.0813.8%5.8%undef11044412undefundefundef
33Rube Waddell28328.21811905PHAAL4634277112710.7300231865490287 1.481.8922.8%7.2%undef5125710210undefundefundef
34Jack Taylor28333.22061902CHCNL373434832311.676127386484588 1.292.736.9%3.5%undef2127812010undefundefundef
35Tom Seaver28290.01751973NYMNL363618301910.6550219746764251 2.082.5721.9%5.6%.2472311471064355541051753005.206.252.313.56562
36Orval Overall28285.01791909CHCNL383223962011.6453204664580205 1.421.7518.4%7.2%undef111168011undefundefundef
37Christy Mathewson28275.12241909NYGNL37332684256.8062192573536149 1.141.6214.9%3.6%undef2998004undefundefundef
38Addie Joss28325.02041908CLEAL423529962411.6862232774230130 1.161.6810.8%2.5%undef21209206undefundefundef
39Lefty Gomez28278.11931937NYYAL343425602111.6560233887293194 2.333.1316.9%8.1%.266101148104334419013710202.223.288.292.58050
40Pete Alexander28376.12251915PHINL4942361273110.7563253865164241 1.221.8216.8%4.5%undef314351002undefundefundef
41Luis Tiant27258.11861968CLEAL34321990219.7000152534673264 1.602.0426.8%7.4%.2181698790527544501009003.168.233.262.49556
42Walter Johnson27336.21911915WSHAL473935782713.6754258835856203 1.551.9115.9%4.4%undef112801907undefundefundef
43Ron Guidry27273.22081978NYYAL35351690253.8930187615372248 1.742.1923.5%6.8%.2451310579693451113215914217.193.249.279.52850
44Jack Coombs27353.01821910PHAAL453835136319.77512487451115224 1.302.0816.6%8.5%undef013537010undefundefundef
45Steve Carlton27346.11821972PHINL414130802710.7300257847687310 1.972.0123.0%6.4%.25917135112444458199232212528.207.257.291.54860
46Tom Seaver26286.11941971NYMNL363521412010.6670210615661289 1.761.9326.2%5.5%.2671811031021314241162573315.206.252.297.54961
47Rube Waddell25276.11781902PHAAL33272635247.7740224906364210 2.052.2819.4%5.9%undef7108110010undefundefundef
48Bret Saberhagen25262.11801989KCRAL36351240236.7930209746343193 2.162.4518.9%4.2%.25813102196145662961359318.217.251.317.56859
49Hal Newhouser25292.21901946DETAL37342962269.7431215776398275 1.941.9723.4%8.3%.262101176106841401801737308.201.269.275.54453
50Walter Johnson25346.02591913WSHAL4836291110367.8372232564438243 1.141.9019.1%3.0%undef91271902undefundefundef
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
51Lefty Gomez25281.21761934NYYAL38332565265.8392223867396158 2.333.5713.8%8.4%.2441211421036328011022114203.215.282.296.57858
52Hal Newhouser24313.11951945DETAL40362982259.73522397363110212 1.812.4516.8%8.7%.2565126111323440019019031210.211.281.261.54256
53Christy Mathewson24338.22331905NYGNL43373286319.7753252854864206 1.282.0315.9%5.0%undef41294136undefundefundef
54Walter Johnson24369.02431912WSHAL5037347133312.7332259895776303 1.392.0321.4%5.4%undef2141316011undefundefundef
55Johnny Antonelli24258.21781954NYGNL39371862217.7502209786694152 2.303.4814.2%8.8%.238221071955165051341823202.219.291.315.60663
56Dean Chance23278.12001964LAAAL463515117209.6904194565186207 1.652.3918.9%7.9%.2397109399420492923184009.195.260.244.50553
57Smoky Joe Wood22344.01771912BOSAL433835105345.87212671047382258 1.912.2519.4%6.2%undef213281207undefundefundef
58Ed Reulbach22291.22091905CHCNL342928551814.5631208714673152 1.422.4613.5%6.5%undef111241815undefundefundef
59Walter Johnson22370.01831910WSHAL454238832517.5951262925676313 1.361.3822.9%5.6%undef1136713021undefundefundef
60Vida Blue21312.01831971OAKAL39392480248.7500209736388301 1.822.2024.9%7.3%.2421912071103283349323770110.189.251.272.52355
61Dwight Gooden20276.22291985NYMNL35351680244.8570198514769268 1.532.1325.2%6.5%.2621310659862334262212210526.201.254.270.52452
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