Most Wins In A Season

Jack Chesbro

“Happy Jack” Chesbro holds the record, starting in 1893, for most wins in a season with 41, achieved in 1904 with the New York Highlanders (their name was changed to the Yankees in 1913). The only other pitcher with 40 wins in a season is “Big Ed” Walsh of the Chicago White Sox who chalked […]

Most Career 1-0 Pitching Wins

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson, “The Big Train”, has 38 career 1-0 wins. That is more than double his nearest competitor. Number two on this list is Grover Cleveland Alexander with 17 1-0 wins. Alexander is the only pitcher with 4 pitching Triple Crown seasons. Bert Blyleven is next with 15 career 1-0 victories. Christy Mathewson, “Big Six” […]

Most Consecutive Wins By A Pitcher

Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell, the Hall of Fame left-hander for the New York Giants, holds a singular pitching record–most consecutive wins by a pitcher. He once won 24 games in a row. This was accomplished over parts of two years, 1936 and 1937. Roy Face of the Pittsburgh Pirates has the second longest consecutive wins by a […]

400 Hitters Don’t Always Win Titles

Ed Delahanty

In 1894, the Philadelphia Phillies claimed four .400 hitters, yet Boston’s Hugh Duffy won the batting title with a .440 clip. The four Phillies .400 hitters were batting race runner-up Tuck Turner at .418, followed by right fielder Sam Thompson and left fielder Ed Delahanty, each with .407, and center fielder Billy Hamilton with .404. […]

Most Strikeouts All Time

Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan, who has the most strikeouts all time, also holds the Major League record for most career walks issued with a total of 2,795. The closest mark to him is Steve Carlton who recorded 1,833 free passes. Then comes Phil Niekro with 1,809. Early Wynn (1,775) and Bob Feller (1,764) are next. Bobo Newsom […]

Lowest Career ERA Leaders

Big Ed Walsh

Big Ed Walsh and the legendary Addie Joss, career ERA leaders, are the only Major League starting pitchers to achieve a career ERA (Earned Run Average) of less than 2.00 (minimum 1,500 Innings Pitched). Walsh, star of the Chicago White Sox,, posted an ERA of 1.82 for his career. Joss starred for the Cleveland franchise […]

Most Appearances By A Pitcher

Cy Young - 1903

Cy Young, the man after whom the award for pitching excellence is named, is the only starting pitcher to have appeared in 900 games (906). Number 2 on the list of game appearances among starters is the knuckle-baller Phil Niekro with 864. Eighteen relievers have made more appearances than Young. Jesse Orosco tops the list […]

Single Season Home Run Record By Pitchers

Wes Ferrell and Jimmie Foxx

Wes Ferrell holds an interesting record. While he was pitching with the Cleveland Indians in 1931, he slugged 9 home runs, the most by a pitcher in a single season since 1893. In 1933, Ferrell recorded 7 home runs for 2nd place on this list, since tied by several others. Next to the Boston Red […]

Over 100 RBIs With No Home Runs

Hughie Jennings

Since 1900, only one player has ever knocked in 100+ runs without hitting a home run. The brilliant third baseman Lave Cross, while playing with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902, tallied 108 RBIs without hitting a single round-tripper. However, the record belongs to Hall of Fame short stop Hughie Jennings. In 1896, Jennings knocked in […]

Most Consecutive Games Reaching Base

Ted Williams

Ted Williams, the greatest hitter ever, holds one of the most difficult records to break–a consecutive game on-base streak of 84, set in 1949. No one has really gotten close to breaking this one. Joe DiMaggio holds the 2nd place on this list with 74 consecutive games reaching base in 1941. And, 3rd place belongs […]