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” […]

Addie Joss: Standard of Excellence

Joss' career record of a 0.97 WHIP (walks plus hits per innings pitched) is the best in baseball history.

Addie Joss starred for the American League’s Cleveland franchise in the earlier part of the 20th century (1902-1910). Cleveland’s team name eventually became the Indians, and featured great players such as second baseman Nap Lajoie, left fielder “Shoeless Joe” Jackson and center fielder Tris Speaker. At about the dawn of the 1900s, a young man […]

Kazuhisa Inao: The Greatest “Big Game” pitcher in Japanese Baseball History

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Those of us who grew up during the ’50s in Japan all knew about Kazuhisa “Iron Man” Inao. In fact, he earned that nickname on his way to 276 career victories and a revered place in Japan’s Baseball Hall of Fame. Victor Starffin and Tadashi “Bozo” Wakabayashi, great pitchers in their era, were now retired. […]

The Greatest Cooperstown Find: Olbermann on Mathewson

Christopher "Big Six" Mathewson was part of the famous "First Five" inductees voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. The others were Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. Keith Olbermann is an American journalist and baseball fanatic / historian.

I was checking a source this week on a baseball story and came across Keith Olbermann’s August 5th, 2009, MLBlogs Network story on “The Greatest Cooperstown Find,” part of his Baseball Nerd presentations on MLB.com. Keith Olbermann is now with Current TV, and is one of America’s most brilliant and provocative journalists. He is also […]