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Major League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. GroveBOS 9.2
2. GomezNYY 9.0
3. MedwickSTL 8.5
4. DiMaggioNYY 8.3
5. GehrigNYY 8.2
6. GehringerDET 7.8
7. GreenbergDET 7.6
8. CliftSLB 7.1
9. OttNYG 6.8
10. MizeSTL 6.7
WAR for Pitchers
1. GroveBOS 9.8
2. GomezNYY 9.2
3. AllenCLE 6.2
RuffingNYY 6.2
5. WilsonBOS 5.7
6. Smith2TM 5.5
7. TurnerBSN 5.5
8. MeltonNYG 4.9
9. StrattonCHW 4.9
10. GrissomCIN 4.5
Earned Run Average
1. BremerCT 1.47
2. Smith2TM 1.59
3. BarnesKCM 2.08
4. HoustonCT 2.18
5. McHenryKCM 2.27
6. WelmakerHG 2.31
7. GomezNYY 2.33
8. TurnerBSN 2.38
9. StrattonCHW 2.40
10. AllenCLE 2.55
Wins
1. HubbellNYG 22
2. GomezNYY 21
3. RuffingNYY 20
FetteBSN 20
MeltonNYG 20
TurnerBSN 20
7. LawsonDET 18
WarnekeSTL 18
9. AukerDET 17
GroveBOS 17
Win-Loss %
1. MarkhamKCM 1.000
WelmakerHG 1.000
3. AllenCLE .938
4. ParkerHG .875
WalkerHG .875
6. BarnesKCM .818
7. BrownHG .786
8. MurphyNYY .765
9. StrattonCHW .750
HoustonCT .750
Walks & Hits per IP
1. Smith2TM 0.859
2. BremerCT 0.891
3. Cooper2TM 0.903
4. WelmakerHG 1.077
5. StrattonCHW 1.087
6. TurnerBSN 1.091
7. HoustonCT 1.093
8. MeltonNYG 1.093
9. Moss3TM 1.094
10. BarnesKCM 1.125
MissouriPS 1.125
Hits per 9 IP
1. Smith2TM 5.870
2. BremerCT 6.382
3. Cooper2TM 6.597
4. WalkerHG 7.143
5. WelmakerHG 7.154
6. CorneliusCAG 7.165
7. DulaHG 7.282
8. GomezNYY 7.534
9. MungoBRO 7.602
10. McHenryKCM 7.752
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. Moss3TM 1.328
2. DeanSTL 1.505
3. Cooper2TM 1.534
4. HughesIA 1.573
5. RootCHC 1.612
6. BremerCT 1.636
7. Hoyt2TM 1.662
8. MissouriPS 1.688
9. HoustonCT 1.693
10. Davis2TM 1.736
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. MarkhamKCM 8.874
2. JeffersonCT 7.551
3. Smith2TM 6.836
4. MungoBRO 6.820
5. HoustonCT 6.770
6. Moss3TM 6.307
7. ThomasDTS 6.300
8. GomezNYY 6.273
9. Wilson2TM 6.244
10. ParkerHG 6.150
Games Played
1. MulcahyPHI 56
2. BrownCHW 53
3. JorgensPHI 52
4. WilsonBOS 51
5. BrownPIT 50
GrissomCIN 50
LaMasterPHI 50
PasseauPHI 50
9. MeltonNYG 46
10. DerringerCIN 43
HollingsworthCIN 43
RootCHC 43
Saves
1. BrownCHW 18
2. MurphyNYY 10
3. WilsonBOS 7
BrownPIT 7
MeltonNYG 7
6. MaloneNYY 6
GrissomCIN 6
8. HevingCLE 5
SmithPHA 5
HollingsworthCIN 5
RootCHC 5
Innings Pitched
1. PasseauPHI 292.1
2. Ferrell2TM 281.0
3. GomezNYY 278.1
4. Newsom2TM 275.1
5. LeeCHC 272.1
6. DeShongWSH 264.1
WeilandSTL 264.1
8. GroveBOS 262.0
9. HubbellNYG 261.2
10. FetteBSN 259.0
Strikeouts
1. GomezNYY 194
2. Newsom2TM 166
3. HubbellNYG 159
4. GroveBOS 153
5. FellerCLE 150
6. GrissomCIN 149
7. BlantonPIT 143
8. MeltonNYG 142
9. BridgesDET 138
10. WilsonBOS 137
Games Started
1. Newsom2TM 37
2. Ferrell2TM 35
3. DeShongWSH 34
GomezNYY 34
BlantonPIT 34
LeeCHC 34
PasseauPHI 34
WaltersPHI 34
WeilandSTL 34
10. CasterPHA 33
FetteBSN 33
WarnekeSTL 33
Complete Games
1. Ferrell2TM 26
2. GomezNYY 25
3. TurnerBSN 24
4. FetteBSN 23
5. RuffingNYY 22
6. GroveBOS 21
WeilandSTL 21
8. DeShongWSH 20
9. AukerDET 19
CasterPHA 19
Shutouts
1. GomezNYY 6
2. FetteBSN 5
StrattonCHW 5
GrissomCIN 5
TurnerBSN 5
6. AppletonWSH 4
WhiteheadCHW 4
DeanSTL 4
RuffingNYY 4
FrenchCHC 4
CarletonCHC 4
HubbellNYG 4
BlantonPIT 4
Home Runs
1. WarnekeSTL 32
2. KnottSLB 25
Ferrell2TM 25
4. LaMasterPHI 24
5. CasterPHA 23
6. LyonsCHW 21
WeaverWSH 21
8. HogsettSLB 19
CastlemanNYG 19
JohnsonPHI 19
Bases on Balls
1. Newsom2TM 167
2. DeShongWSH 124
KennedyCHW 124
4. Ferrell2TM 122
5. WilsonBOS 119
6. LawsonDET 115
7. CasterPHA 107
WadeDET 107
9. FellerCLE 106
10. AukerDET 97
MulcahyPHI 97
Hits
1. PasseauPHI 348
2. Ferrell2TM 325
3. WaltersPHI 292
4. DeShongWSH 290
5. LeeCHC 289
6. WeilandSTL 283
7. WarnekeSTL 280
8. GroveBOS 269
HarderCLE 269
Newsom2TM 269
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. Moss3TM 4.750
2. JeffersonCT 4.125
3. HoustonCT 4.000
Cooper2TM 4.000
5. Smith2TM 3.667
6. DeanSTL 3.636
7. MarkhamKCM 3.615
8. MissouriPS 3.444
9. HughesIA 3.333
10. Wilson2TM 3.083
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. BremerCT 0.000
BryantMRS 0.000
CookIA 0.000
HannibalIA 0.000
HughesIA 0.000
PowellCAG 0.000
Wilson2TM 0.000
8. BauersPIT 0.096
9. SchottCIN 0.117
10. WalkerHG 0.121
Losses
1. KelleyPHA 21
2. CasterPHA 19
HogsettSLB 19
LaMasterPHI 19
Ferrell2TM 19
6. KnottSLB 18
MulcahyPHI 18
PasseauPHI 18
9. HildebrandSLB 17
SmithPHA 17
GrissomCIN 17
Earned Runs
1. Ferrell2TM 153
2. Newsom2TM 147
3. DeShongWSH 144
4. PasseauPHI 141
5. LaMasterPHI 130
WaltersPHI 130
7. LawsonDET 127
8. KennedyCHW 125
9. HogsettSLB 124
10. WalkupSLB 123
MulcahyPHI 123
Wild Pitches
1. ParmeleeCHC 11
2. TurbevillePHA 9
3. KennedyCHW 8
RossPHA 8
WalkupSLB 8
GrissomCIN 8
HollingsworthCIN 8
Kranson3TM 8
9. HubbellNYG 7
MulcahyPHI 7
Hit By Pitch
1. TrotterSLB 7
HoustonCT 7
ButcherBRO 7
KelleherPHI 7
MulcahyPHI 7
ParmeleeCHC 7
7. AukerDET 6
WhitehillCLE 6
MillerDTS 6
MeltonNYG 6
Kranson3TM 6
Newsom2TM 6
Batters Faced
1. PasseauPHI 1,276
2. Ferrell2TM 1,266
3. Newsom2TM 1,247
4. DeShongWSH 1,179
5. GomezNYY 1,148
6. WeilandSTL 1,146
7. LeeCHC 1,145
8. GroveBOS 1,127
9. WaltersPHI 1,094
10. HubbellNYG 1,087
Games Finished
1. BrownCHW 48
2. MurphyNYY 30
3. BrownPIT 27
4. WilsonBOS 23
5. RybaSTL 22
6. CohenWSH 21
NelsonPHA 21
CoffmanNYG 21
9. HevingCLE 20
RootCHC 20
Adjusted ERA+
1. BremerCT 305
2. Smith2TM 283
3. WelmakerHG 218
4. BarnesKCM 216
5. HoustonCT 206
6. McHenryKCM 198
7. GomezNYY 193
8. StrattonCHW 193
9. AllenCLE 176
10. TrentCAG 173
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. Wilson2TM 2.49
2. Smith2TM 2.50
3. HughesIA 2.56
4. Cooper2TM 2.62
5. HoustonCT 2.68
6. BremerCT 2.69
7. Moss3TM 2.87
8. MarkhamKCM 2.93
9. JeffersonCT 2.95
10. MungoBRO 3.03
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. GomezNYY 67
2. GroveBOS 50
3. RuffingNYY 43
4. Smith2TM 42
5. AllenCLE 39
6. StrattonCHW 39
7. TurnerBSN 37
8. MeltonNYG 33
9. LeeCHW 26
10. BrownHG 25
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. GomezNYY 6.8
2. GroveBOS 5.0
3. RuffingNYY 4.2
4. Smith2TM 4.0
5. AllenCLE 3.9
6. StrattonCHW 3.9
7. TurnerBSN 3.9
8. MeltonNYG 3.4
9. DeanSTL 2.6
10. LeeCHW 2.5
Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)
1. GomezNYY 77.06
2. GroveBOS 61.73
3. RuffingNYY 50.48
4. TurnerBSN 44.50
5. AllenCLE 42.79
6. StrattonCHW 42.09
7. MeltonNYG 38.15
8. RootCHC 28.65
9. HubbellNYG 28.09
10. CarletonCHC 27.84
Win Probability Added (WPA)
1. GroveBOS 6.5
2. GomezNYY 5.3
3. MeltonNYG 5.3
4. FetteBSN 5.2
5. TurnerBSN 5.2
6. AllenCLE 4.4
7. StrattonCHW 4.4
8. HubbellNYG 3.7
9. RootCHC 3.3
10. RuffingNYY 3.3
Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)
1. GomezNYY 6.4
2. TurnerBSN 5.2
3. MeltonNYG 4.8
4. RuffingNYY 4.7
5. GroveBOS 4.6
6. StrattonCHW 3.9
7. FetteBSN 3.5
8. AllenCLE 3.3
9. HubbellNYG 2.9
10. DeanSTL 2.6
Championship WPA (cWPA)
1. MeltonNYG 21.9
2. RootCHC 13.0
3. StrattonCHW 8.2
4. RuffingNYY 7.9
5. GomezNYY 7.0
6. HubbellNYG 6.2
7. CarletonCHC 6.0
8. LeeCHC 5.5
9. GroveBOS 5.3
10. MurphyNYY 4.9
Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)
1. GomezNYY 8.1
2. GroveBOS 6.1
3. RuffingNYY 5.1
4. TurnerBSN 5.1
5. AllenCLE 4.4
6. StrattonCHW 4.3
7. MeltonNYG 4.0
8. RootCHC 2.9
9. HubbellNYG 2.9
10. CarletonCHC 2.9