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    Wins Above Replacement--all 1. Cicotte • CHW 11.6 2. Cobb • DET 11.3 3. Bagby • CLE 8.7 4. Ruth • BOS 8.7 5. Johnson • WSH 8.0 6. Chapman • CLE 7.8 7. Coveleski • CLE 7.7 8. Speaker • CLE 7.7 9. Mays • BOS 6.6 10. Veach • DET 6.6 WAR for Pitchers 1. Cicotte • CHW 11.5 2. Bagby • CLE 8.4 3. Coveleski • CLE 8.3 4. Johnson • WSH 6.8 5. Ruth • BOS 6.6 6. Mays • BOS 5.8 7. Leonard • BOS 5.2 8. Shawkey • NYY 4.3 9. Groom • SLB 4.1 10. Ayers • WSH 4.0 Earned Run Average 1. Cicotte • CHW 1.53 2. Mays • BOS 1.74 3. Coveleski • CLE 1.81 4. Faber • CHW 1.92 5. Russell • CHW 1.95 6. Bagby • CLE 1.99 7. Ruth • BOS 2.01 8. James • DET 2.09 9. Ayers • WSH 2.17 10. Leonard • BOS 2.17 Wins 1. Cicotte • CHW 28 2. Ruth • BOS 24 3. Bagby • CLE 23 Johnson • WSH 23 5. Mays • BOS 22 6. Coveleski • CLE 19 7. Davenport • SLB 17 Williams • CHW 17 Dauss • DET 17 10. Boland • DET 16 Faber • CHW 16 Leonard • BOS 16 Win-Loss % 1. Klepfer • CLE .778 2. Russell • CHW .750 3. Mays • BOS .710 4. Cicotte • CHW .700 5. Williams • CHW .680 6. Ruth • BOS .649 7. Danforth • CHW .647 8. Bagby • CLE .639 9. Mitchell • DET .600 10. Boland • DET .593 Walks & Hits per IP 1. Cicotte • CHW 0.912 2. Johnson • WSH 0.969 3. Coveleski • CLE 0.992 4. Mays • BOS 1.052 5. Russell • CHW 1.067 6. Ruth • BOS 1.079 7. Bagby • CLE 1.091 8. Leonard • BOS 1.118 9. Shore • BOS 1.129 10. Mogridge • NYY 1.141 Hits per 9 IP 1. Coveleski • CLE 6.094 2. Cicotte • CHW 6.387 3. Ruth • BOS 6.729 4. Johnson • WSH 6.847 5. Mays • BOS 7.163 6. Boland • DET 7.261 7. Harper • WSH 7.277 8. James • DET 7.409 9. Groom • SLB 7.466 10. Dumont • WSH 7.520 Bases On Balls per 9 IP 1. Russell • CHW 1.521 2. Mogridge • NYY 1.788 3. Cicotte • CHW 1.817 4. Johnson • WSH 1.877 5. Bagby • CLE 2.049 6. Shore • BOS 2.184 7. Leonard • BOS 2.202 8. Mitchell • DET 2.234 9. Mays • BOS 2.305 10. Klepfer • CLE 2.324 Strikeouts per 9 IP 1. Johnson • WSH 5.190 2. Harper • WSH 4.968 3. Bush • PHA 4.667 4. Leonard • BOS 4.403 5. Danforth • CHW 4.110 6. Coveleski • CLE 4.012 7. Shaw • WSH 3.988 8. Ehmke • DET 3.932 9. Myers • PHA 3.927 10. Cicotte • CHW 3.894 Games Played 1. Danforth • CHW 50 2. Cicotte • CHW 49 Bagby • CLE 49 4. Sothoron • SLB 48 5. Johnson • WSH 47 Shaw • WSH 47 Davenport • SLB 47 8. Coveleski • CLE 45 Williams • CHW 45 10. Cunningham • DET 44 Saves 1. Danforth • CHW 9 2. Bagby • CLE 7 3. Boland • DET 6 4. Coumbe • CLE 5 5. Cunningham • DET 4 Coveleski • CLE 4 Cicotte • CHW 4 Sothoron • SLB 4 9. Groom • SLB 3 Johnson • WSH 3 Russell • CHW 3 Faber • CHW 3 Myers • PHA 3 Innings Pitched 1. Cicotte • CHW 346.2 2. Ruth • BOS 326.1 3. Johnson • WSH 326.0 4. Bagby • CLE 320.2 5. Coveleski • CLE 298.1 6. Leonard • BOS 294.1 7. Mays • BOS 289.0 8. Davenport • SLB 280.2 9. Sothoron • SLB 276.2 10. Dauss • DET 270.2 Strikeouts 1. Johnson • WSH 188 2. Cicotte • CHW 150 3. Leonard • BOS 144 4. Coveleski • CLE 133 5. Ruth • BOS 128 6. Bush • PHA 121 7. Shaw • WSH 118 8. Caldwell • NYY 102 Dauss • DET 102 10. Davenport • SLB 100 Games Started 1. Davenport • SLB 39 2. Ruth • BOS 38 3. Bagby • CLE 37 4. Leonard • BOS 36 Coveleski • CLE 36 6. Cicotte • CHW 35 7. Johnson • WSH 34 8. Mays • BOS 33 9. Sothoron • SLB 32 10. Dauss • DET 31 Shaw • WSH 31 Harper • WSH 31 Bush • PHA 31 Complete Games 1. Ruth • BOS 35 2. Johnson • WSH 30 3. Cicotte • CHW 29 4. Mays • BOS 27 5. Bagby • CLE 26 Leonard • BOS 26 7. Coveleski • CLE 24 8. Dauss • DET 22 9. Caldwell • NYY 21 10. Davenport • SLB 20 Shutouts 1. Coveleski • CLE 9 2. Bagby • CLE 8 Johnson • WSH 8 4. Cicotte • CHW 7 5. Dauss • DET 6 Ruth • BOS 6 7. Mitchell • DET 5 Russell • CHW 5 9. Bush • PHA 4 Groom • SLB 4 Leonard • BOS 4 Ehmke • DET 4 Harper • WSH 4 Home Runs 1. Caldwell • NYY 8 2. Schauer • PHA 6 Bagby • CLE 6 4. Noyes • PHA 5 Davenport • SLB 5 Mogridge • NYY 5 Shocker • NYY 5 8. Leonard • BOS 4 9. Fisher • NYY 3 Ayers • WSH 3 Ehmke • DET 3 Coveleski • CLE 3 Johnson • WSH 3 Dauss • DET 3 Morton • CLE 3 Williams • CHW 3 Bush • PHA 3 Groom • SLB 3 Dumont • WSH 3 Johnson • PHA 3 Bases on Balls 1. Shaw • WSH 123 2. Bush • PHA 111 3. Ruth • BOS 108 4. Harper • WSH 106 5. Davenport • SLB 105 6. Sothoron • SLB 96 James • DET 96 8. Groom • SLB 95 Boland • DET 95 10. Coveleski • CLE 94 Hits 1. Bagby • CLE 277 2. Davenport • SLB 273 3. Sothoron • SLB 259 4. Leonard • BOS 257 5. Johnson • WSH 248 6. Cicotte • CHW 246 7. Ruth • BOS 244 8. Dauss • DET 243 9. Shaw • WSH 233 10. Mays • BOS 230 Strikeouts / Base On Balls 1. Johnson • WSH 2.765 2. Cicotte • CHW 2.143 3. Leonard • BOS 2.000 4. Mitchell • DET 1.739 5. Russell • CHW 1.688 6. Coveleski • CLE 1.415 7. Shawkey • NYY 1.347 8. Caldwell • NYY 1.342 9. Ayers • WSH 1.322 10. Mays • BOS 1.230 Home Runs per 9 IP 1. Boland • DET 0.000 Klepfer • CLE 0.000 3. Mays • BOS 0.031 4. Shaw • WSH 0.034 5. Faber • CHW 0.036 6. Shore • BOS 0.040 7. Gallia • WSH 0.043 8. Russell • CHW 0.048 9. Harper • WSH 0.050 10. Cicotte • CHW 0.052 Losses 1. Sothoron • SLB 19 Groom • SLB 19 3. Bush • PHA 17 Leonard • BOS 17 Davenport • SLB 17 6. Myers • PHA 16 Schauer • PHA 16 Caldwell • NYY 16 Seibold • PHA 16 Johnson • WSH 16 Earned Runs 1. Myers • PHA 99 2. Davenport • SLB 96 3. Shaw • WSH 95 4. Sothoron • SLB 87 5. Johnson • WSH 80 6. Williams • CHW 76 Groom • SLB 76 8. Schauer • PHA 75 Caldwell • NYY 75 10. Dauss • DET 73 Ruth • BOS 73 Wild Pitches 1. Davenport • SLB 11 2. Myers • PHA 10 Harper • WSH 10 4. Gallia • WSH 9 5. Bush • PHA 7 Dumont • WSH 7 Leonard • BOS 7 Johnson • WSH 7 9. Falkenberg • PHA 6 Mays • BOS 6 Hit By Pitch 1. Mays • BOS 14 Johnson • WSH 14 3. Mitchell • DET 13 4. James • DET 12 Shore • BOS 12 6. Ruth • BOS 11 Lambeth • CLE 11 8. Faber • CHW 10 9. Sothoron • SLB 9 Mogridge • NYY 9 Williams • CHW 9 Batters Faced 1. Cicotte • CHW 1,287 2. Ruth • BOS 1,277 3. Bagby • CLE 1,258 4. Johnson • WSH 1,255 5. Leonard • BOS 1,168 6. Davenport • SLB 1,165 7. Sothoron • SLB 1,138 8. Coveleski • CLE 1,137 9. Mays • BOS 1,129 10. Shaw • WSH 1,087 Games Finished 1. Danforth • CHW 26 2. Cunningham • DET 25 3. Ayers • WSH 21 4. Love • NYY 18 5. Gallia • WSH 15 Coumbe • CLE 15 7. Seibold • PHA 14 Sothoron • SLB 14 Williams • CHW 14 10. Pennock • BOS 13 Boland • DET 13 Myers • PHA 13 Adjusted ERA+ 1. Cicotte • CHW 174 2. Coveleski • CLE 156 3. Mays • BOS 148 4. Bagby • CLE 142 5. Faber • CHW 139 6. Russell • CHW 137 7. Ruth • BOS 128 8. James • DET 126 9. Ayers • WSH 122 10. Mitchell • DET 121 Fielding Independent Pitching 1. Johnson • WSH 1.98 2. Cicotte • CHW 2.10 3. Leonard • BOS 2.25 4. Russell • CHW 2.28 5. Klepfer • CLE 2.42 6. Coveleski • CLE 2.46 7. Mitchell • DET 2.49 8. Shawkey • NYY 2.54 9. Mays • BOS 2.59 10. Ruth • BOS 2.65 Adj. Pitching Runs 1. Cicotte • CHW 45 2. Coveleski • CLE 33 3. Bagby • CLE 30 4. Mays • BOS 26 5. Ruth • BOS 24 6. Leonard • BOS 17 7. Johnson • WSH 17 8. Russell • CHW 13 9. Faber • CHW 13 10. Ayers • WSH 11 Adj. Pitching Wins 1. Cicotte • CHW 5.4 2. Coveleski • CLE 3.9 3. Bagby • CLE 3.5 4. Mays • BOS 3.1 5. Ruth • BOS 2.8 6. Leonard • BOS 2.0 7. Johnson • WSH 2.0 8. Russell • CHW 1.5 9. Faber • CHW 1.5 10. Ayers • WSH 1.3

    A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order.

    For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1908, so all leaders are since 1908. Explanation of min. requirements

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