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1888 Pitching Leaderboards

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Earned Run Average - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants1.74
2Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies1.90
3Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies1.91
4Mickey WelchNew York Giants1.93
5Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters2.07
6Cannonball TitcombNew York Giants2.24
7Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines2.26
8Henry GruberDetroit Wolverines2.29
9Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys2.31
10Gus KrockChicago White Stockings2.44
W+H Per Inning Pitched - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants0.94
2Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines0.95
3Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies0.96
4Henry GruberDetroit Wolverines0.99
4Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies0.99
4Cannonball TitcombNew York Giants0.99
7Gus KrockChicago White Stockings1.00
8Kid MaddenBoston Beaneaters1.01
9Mickey WelchNew York Giants1.03
10Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters1.11
Wins - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants35
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters33
3Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines30
4Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys29
5Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies28
6Mickey WelchNew York Giants26
7Gus KrockChicago White Stockings25
8Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys23
9Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies19
9Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters19
9Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines19
Losses - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Hank O'DayWashington Nationals29
2Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines25
2Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys25
4John HealyIndianapolis Hoosiers24
4Lev ShreveIndianapolis Hoosiers24
6Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys23
7Henry BoyleIndianapolis Hoosiers22
8Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals21
9John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters20
10Mickey WelchNew York Giants19
Games Pitched - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys55
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters54
3Tim KeefeNew York Giants51
4Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys50
5Mickey WelchNew York Giants47
6Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies46
6Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines46
6Hank O'DayWashington Nationals46
9Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines45
10Gus KrockChicago White Stockings39
10Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals39
Games Started - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys55
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters54
3Tim KeefeNew York Giants51
4Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys50
5Mickey WelchNew York Giants47
6Hank O'DayWashington Nationals46
6Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines46
6Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies46
9Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines45
10Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals39
10Gus KrockChicago White Stockings39
Complete Games - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys54
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters53
3Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys49
4Tim KeefeNew York Giants48
5Mickey WelchNew York Giants47
6Hank O'DayWashington Nationals46
7Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines45
8Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines43
8Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies43
10Gus KrockChicago White Stockings39
Shutouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants8
1Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies8
3Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies6
3Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys6
5Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys5
5Mickey WelchNew York Giants5
7Cannonball TitcombNew York Giants4
7Gus KrockChicago White Stockings4
7George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings4
7Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines4
Games Finished - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings6
2Jimmy RyanChicago White Stockings5
3Jumbo SchoeneckIndianapolis Hoosiers2
3Henry GruberDetroit Wolverines2
3George WoodPhiladelphia Phillies2
3Kid MaddenBoston Beaneaters2
3Al MaulPittsburgh Alleghenys2
3Buck EwingNew York Giants2
3Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies2
10Tod BrynanChicago White Stockings1
10Ed CraneNew York Giants1
10George ShochWashington Nationals1
10Ed DailyWashington Nationals1
10Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters1
10Jerry DennyIndianapolis Hoosiers1
10Harry StaleyPittsburgh Alleghenys1
10Bill GeorgeNew York Giants1
10Larry TwitchellDetroit Wolverines1
10Frank GilmoreWashington Nationals1
10Jim TyngPhiladelphia Phillies1
10Kid GleasonPhiladelphia Phillies1
10Jack McGeacheyIndianapolis Hoosiers1
10Lady BaldwinDetroit Wolverines1
Saves - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1George WoodPhiladelphia Phillies2
2George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings1
2Ed CraneNew York Giants1
2Larry TwitchellDetroit Wolverines1
2Jim TyngPhiladelphia Phillies1
Innings PItched - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters483.1
2Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys480.0
3Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys437.1
4Tim KeefeNew York Giants434.1
5Mickey WelchNew York Giants425.1
6Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines404.0
7Hank O'DayWashington Nationals403.0
8Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies400.1
9Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines391.0
10Gus KrockChicago White Stockings339.2
Hits Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys470
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters448
3Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys446
4Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines411
5Hank O'DayWashington Nationals359
6Lev ShreveIndianapolis Hoosiers352
7John HealyIndianapolis Hoosiers347
8Mickey WelchNew York Giants328
9Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies324
10Tim KeefeNew York Giants317
10Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals317
Runs Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters239
2Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines225
3Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys216
4Lev ShreveIndianapolis Hoosiers208
4Hank O'DayWashington Nationals208
6John HealyIndianapolis Hoosiers199
7Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys190
8Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals184
9Henry BoyleIndianapolis Hoosiers179
10Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines170
Earned Runs Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Lev ShreveIndianapolis Hoosiers153
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters148
3Hank O'DayWashington Nationals139
3John HealyIndianapolis Hoosiers139
5Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines137
6Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys128
7Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys123
8Henry BoyleIndianapolis Hoosiers117
9Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals110
10Dan CaseyPhiladelphia Phillies100
Home Runs Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Lev ShreveIndianapolis Hoosiers23
2Gus KrockChicago White Stockings20
3Hank O'DayWashington Nationals19
4John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters17
5George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings15
6Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines13
6John HealyIndianapolis Hoosiers13
6Mark BaldwinChicago White Stockings13
9Bill BurdickIndianapolis Hoosiers12
9Mickey WelchNew York Giants12
Walks Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters119
2Hank O'DayWashington Nationals117
3Mickey WelchNew York Giants108
4Mark BaldwinChicago White Stockings99
5Lev ShreveIndianapolis Hoosiers93
6Tim KeefeNew York Giants90
7John HealyIndianapolis Hoosiers87
8Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys74
9Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters73
10George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings60
Strikeouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants335
2John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters223
3Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines202
4Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies199
5Hank O'DayWashington Nationals186
6Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines176
7Mickey WelchNew York Giants167
8Gus KrockChicago White Stockings161
9Mark BaldwinChicago White Stockings157
10George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings139
Hits per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants6.57
2Cannonball TitcombNew York Giants6.81
3Mickey WelchNew York Giants6.94
4Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines7.25
5Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies7.28
6Henry GruberDetroit Wolverines7.35
7Kid MaddenBoston Beaneaters7.75
8Gus KrockChicago White Stockings7.82
9Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies7.85
10Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters7.89
Home Runs per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Bill SowdersBoston Beaneaters0.09
2Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies0.10
2Tim KeefeNew York Giants0.10
4Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies0.13
4Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys0.13
6Cannonball TitcombNew York Giants0.18
7Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys0.19
7Dan CaseyPhiladelphia Phillies0.19
7Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals0.19
10Mickey WelchNew York Giants0.25
10Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines0.25
Walks per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Ben SandersPhiladelphia Phillies1.08
2Pud GalvinPittsburgh Alleghenys1.09
3Gus KrockChicago White Stockings1.19
4Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines1.20
5Kid MaddenBoston Beaneaters1.31
5Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines1.31
7Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies1.33
8Ed MorrisPittsburgh Alleghenys1.39
9Jim WhitneyWashington Nationals1.50
10Dan CaseyPhiladelphia Phillies1.51
Strikeouts per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Tim KeefeNew York Giants6.94
2Cannonball TitcombNew York Giants5.89
3Mark BaldwinChicago White Stockings5.63
4George Van HaltrenChicago White Stockings5.09
5Charlie GetzienDetroit Wolverines4.50
6Charlie BuffintonPhiladelphia Phillies4.47
7Gus KrockChicago White Stockings4.27
8John ClarksonBoston Beaneaters4.15
8Hank O'DayWashington Nationals4.15
10Pete ConwayDetroit Wolverines4.05
223 record(s)
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