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1970 AL Pitching Leaders

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Pennant Winner: Baltimore Orioles

AL Most Valuable Player: Boog Powell

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AL Pitching Leaders

    Wins Above Replacement--all 1. Yastrzemski • BOS 9.5 2. McDowell • CLE 7.9 3. Fregosi • CAL 7.7 4. Harper • MIL 7.4 5. Oliva • MIN 7.0 6. White • NYY 6.8 7. Smith • BOS 6.7 8. Palmer • BAL 6.4 9. Rodriguez • 2TM 6.4 10. Bando • OAK 6.2 WAR for Pitchers 1. McDowell • CLE 8.3 2. Palmer • BAL 6.4 3. John • CHW 5.6 4. Culp • BOS 5.1 5. Pattin • MIL 5.1 6. Sanders • MIL 4.6 7. Lolich • DET 4.5 Johnson • KCR 4.5 Grant • OAK 4.5 10. Bosman • WSA 4.3 Earned Run Average 1. Segui • OAK 2.56 2. Palmer • BAL 2.71 3. Wright • CAL 2.83 4. Peterson • NYY 2.90 5. McDowell • CLE 2.92 6. Bosman • WSA 3.00 7. Messersmith • CAL 3.01 8. Perry • MIN 3.04 9. Culp • BOS 3.04 10. Johnson • KCR 3.07 Wins 1. Perry • MIN 24 McNally • BAL 24 Cuellar • BAL 24 4. Wright • CAL 22 5. Palmer • BAL 20 Peterson • NYY 20 McDowell • CLE 20 8. Hunter • OAK 18 9. Culp • BOS 17 10. Murphy • CAL 16 Bosman • WSA 16 Peters • BOS 16 Dobson • OAK 16 Win-Loss % 1. Cuellar • BAL .750 2. McNally • BAL .727 3. Palmer • BAL .667 Perry • MIN .667 5. Siebert • BOS .652 6. Hall • MIN .647 Wright • CAL .647 8. Peterson • NYY .645 9. Cain • DET .632 10. McDowell • CLE .625 Walks & Hits per IP 1. Peterson • NYY 1.102 2. Perry • MIN 1.130 3. Messersmith • CAL 1.140 4. Cuellar • BAL 1.149 5. Blyleven • MIN 1.159 6. Pattin • MIL 1.179 7. Palmer • BAL 1.190 8. Siebert • BOS 1.199 9. McNally • BAL 1.199 10. Culp • BOS 1.202 Hits per 9 IP 1. Messersmith • CAL 6.658 2. McDowell • CLE 6.964 3. Segui • OAK 7.222 4. Johnson • KCR 7.486 5. Culp • BOS 7.556 6. Dobson • OAK 7.753 7. Palmer • BAL 7.761 8. Wright • CAL 7.803 9. Coleman • WSA 7.820 10. Blyleven • MIN 7.848 Bases On Balls per 9 IP 1. Peterson • NYY 1.383 2. Perry • MIN 1.841 3. Cox • WSA 2.059 4. Cuellar • BAL 2.086 5. Horlen • CHW 2.141 6. Kaat • MIN 2.266 7. McNally • BAL 2.372 8. Siebert • BOS 2.425 9. Hunter • OAK 2.539 10. Blyleven • MIN 2.579 Strikeouts per 9 IP 1. McDowell • CLE 8.971 2. Johnson • KCR 8.664 3. Cain • DET 7.771 4. Lolich • DET 7.592 5. Messersmith • CAL 7.490 6. Blyleven • MIN 7.409 7. May • CAL 7.074 8. Culp • BOS 7.054 9. Peters • BOS 6.293 10. Coleman • WSA 6.256 Games Played 1. Wood • CHW 77 2. Grant • OAK 72 3. Knowles • WSA 71 4. Williams • MIN 68 5. Perranoski • MIN 67 Fisher • CAL 67 7. Locker • 2TM 66 8. Lyle • BOS 63 9. Tatum • CAL 62 McDaniel • NYY 62 Lindblad • OAK 62 Saves 1. Perranoski • MIN 34 2. McDaniel • NYY 29 3. Timmermann • DET 27 Knowles • WSA 27 5. Grant • OAK 24 6. Wood • CHW 21 7. Lyle • BOS 20 8. Tatum • CAL 17 9. Aker • NYY 16 10. Williams • MIN 15 Innings Pitched 1. McDowell • CLE 305.0 Palmer • BAL 305.0 3. Cuellar • BAL 297.2 4. McNally • BAL 296.0 5. Perry • MIN 278.2 6. Lolich • DET 272.2 7. Stottlemyre • NYY 271.0 8. John • CHW 269.1 9. Dobson • OAK 267.0 10. Hunter • OAK 262.1 Strikeouts 1. McDowell • CLE 304 2. Lolich • DET 230 3. Johnson • KCR 206 4. Palmer • BAL 199 5. Culp • BOS 197 6. Cuellar • BAL 190 7. McNally • BAL 185 8. Hall • MIN 184 9. Hunter • OAK 178 10. Perry • MIN 168 Games Started 1. Hunter • OAK 40 Perry • MIN 40 McNally • BAL 40 Dobson • OAK 40 Cuellar • BAL 40 6. McDowell • CLE 39 Palmer • BAL 39 Lolich • DET 39 Wright • CAL 39 10. Murphy • CAL 38 Complete Games 1. Cuellar • BAL 21 2. McDowell • CLE 19 3. Palmer • BAL 17 4. McNally • BAL 16 5. Culp • BOS 15 6. Stottlemyre • NYY 14 7. Dobson • OAK 13 Perry • MIN 13 Lolich • DET 13 10. Pattin • MIL 11 Shutouts 1. Dobson • OAK 5 Palmer • BAL 5 3. Peters • BOS 4 Cuellar • BAL 4 Perry • MIN 4 6. Rooker • KCR 3 John • CHW 3 Bosman • WSA 3 Lolich • DET 3 10. Wright • CAL 2 Niekro • DET 2 Blue • OAK 2 Bahnsen • NYY 2 Hardin • BAL 2 Siebert • BOS 2 Murphy • CAL 2 May • CAL 2 Peterson • NYY 2 Segui • OAK 2 Home Runs 1. Cuellar • BAL 34 2. Krausse • MIL 33 3. Dobson • OAK 32 Hunter • OAK 32 Murphy • CAL 32 6. Siebert • BOS 29 McNally • BAL 29 8. Niekro • DET 28 9. Hand • CLE 27 Cox • WSA 27 Lolich • DET 27 Bases on Balls 1. McDowell • CLE 131 2. Lolich • DET 109 3. Rooker • KCR 102 4. John • CHW 101 5. Odom • OAK 100 Palmer • BAL 100 7. Cain • DET 98 8. Dobson • OAK 92 9. Culp • BOS 91 10. Coleman • WSA 89 Hits 1. McNally • BAL 277 2. Cuellar • BAL 273 3. Lolich • DET 272 4. Palmer • BAL 263 5. Stottlemyre • NYY 262 6. Perry • MIN 258 7. Hunter • OAK 253 John • CHW 253 9. Peterson • NYY 247 Janeski • CHW 247 Strikeouts / Base On Balls 1. Peterson • NYY 3.175 2. Perry • MIN 2.947 3. Blyleven • MIN 2.872 4. Cuellar • BAL 2.754 5. Johnson • KCR 2.512 6. Hunter • OAK 2.405 7. McNally • BAL 2.372 8. Siebert • BOS 2.367 9. McDowell • CLE 2.321 10. Pattin • MIL 2.268 Home Runs per 9 IP 1. Rooker • KCR 0.486 2. Segui • OAK 0.500 3. Palmer • BAL 0.620 4. Bosman • WSA 0.624 5. John • CHW 0.635 6. Perry • MIN 0.646 7. McDowell • CLE 0.738 8. Cain • DET 0.747 9. Drago • KCR 0.750 10. Johnson • KCR 0.757 Losses 1. Lolich • DET 19 2. Krausse • MIL 18 3. John • CHW 17 Janeski • CHW 17 5. Horlen • CHW 16 6. Rooker • KCR 15 Drago • KCR 15 Brabender • MIL 15 Dobson • OAK 15 10. Knowles • WSA 14 Culp • BOS 14 Hunter • OAK 14 Earned Runs 1. Lolich • DET 115 Cuellar • BAL 115 3. Krausse • MIL 114 4. Dobson • OAK 111 Hunter • OAK 111 6. Janeski • CHW 109 7. Murphy • CAL 107 8. McNally • BAL 106 9. Peters • BOS 100 Drago • KCR 100 Wild Pitches 1. John • CHW 17 McDowell • CLE 17 3. Peters • BOS 16 4. Lolich • DET 14 Odom • OAK 14 Coleman • WSA 14 7. Fitzmorris • KCR 12 8. Kaat • MIN 11 9. Palmer • BAL 10 Dobson • OAK 10 Stottlemyre • NYY 10 Culp • BOS 10 Hit By Pitch 1. Johnson • KCR 11 Culp • BOS 11 3. Hunter • OAK 9 John • CHW 9 Perry • MIN 9 Zepp • MIN 9 Moore • 2TM 9 8. Odom • OAK 8 9. Wright • KCR 7 McDowell • CLE 7 Murphy • CAL 7 Drago • KCR 7 McNally • BAL 7 Peters • BOS 7 Wright • CAL 7 Cain • DET 7 Batters Faced 1. McDowell • CLE 1,257 Palmer • BAL 1,257 3. McNally • BAL 1,218 4. Cuellar • BAL 1,214 5. Lolich • DET 1,181 6. Perry • MIN 1,141 7. Stottlemyre • NYY 1,136 8. John • CHW 1,133 9. Hunter • OAK 1,116 10. Dobson • OAK 1,112 Games Finished 1. Wood • CHW 62 2. Perranoski • MIN 52 3. McDaniel • NYY 51 4. Grant • OAK 49 Knowles • WSA 49 6. Timmermann • DET 43 7. Lyle • BOS 40 8. Fisher • CAL 36 Williams • MIN 36 10. Watt • BAL 35 Adjusted ERA+ 1. Segui • OAK 139 2. Palmer • BAL 134 3. McDowell • CLE 134 4. Culp • BOS 131 5. Wright • CAL 128 6. Perry • MIN 125 7. Peterson • NYY 122 8. Johnson • KCR 121 9. Messersmith • CAL 120 10. Blyleven • MIN 119 Fielding Independent Pitching 1. McDowell • CLE 3.07 2. Perry • MIN 3.08 3. Johnson • KCR 3.11 4. Palmer • BAL 3.22 5. Blyleven • MIN 3.24 6. Bosman • WSA 3.33 7. Peterson • NYY 3.36 8. Pattin • MIL 3.36 9. Culp • BOS 3.43 10. Segui • OAK 3.48 Adj. Pitching Runs 1. Palmer • BAL 35 2. McDowell • CLE 33 3. Grant • OAK 26 4. Hall • MIN 23 5. Wright • CAL 21 6. Culp • BOS 21 7. Sanders • MIL 21 8. Perry • MIN 20 9. Williams • MIN 20 10. McDaniel • NYY 20 Adj. Pitching Wins 1. Palmer • BAL 3.8 2. McDowell • CLE 3.7 3. Grant • OAK 2.7 4. Hall • MIN 2.4 5. Culp • BOS 2.3 6. Wright • CAL 2.3 7. Sanders • MIL 2.2 8. Perry • MIN 2.2 9. Williams • MIN 2.1 10. McDaniel • NYY 2.1 Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24) 1. Palmer • BAL 43.88 2. McDowell • CLE 41.69 3. Grant • OAK 35.03 4. Hall • MIN 34.42 5. McNally • BAL 27.77 6. McDaniel • NYY 23.43 7. Segui • OAK 21.75 8. Culp • BOS 20.11 9. Perry • MIN 17.86 10. Hargan • CLE 17.85 Win Probability Added (WPA) 1. McDaniel • NYY 5.7 2. Grant • OAK 5.2 3. Palmer • BAL 4.1 4. McDowell • CLE 4.1 5. Hall • MIN 4.0 6. McNally • BAL 3.3 7. Perry • MIN 3.2 8. Williams • MIN 3.1 9. Messersmith • CAL 2.6 10. Cuellar • BAL 2.5 Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI) 1. Perry • MIN 3.7 2. Palmer • BAL 3.6 3. McDowell • CLE 3.5 4. Hall • MIN 3.3 5. McDaniel • NYY 3.0 6. Grant • OAK 2.9 7. Williams • MIN 2.3 8. Sanders • MIL 2.3 9. McNally • BAL 2.2 10. Peterson • NYY 2.1 Base-Out Wins Saved (REW) 1. Palmer • BAL 4.9 2. McDowell • CLE 4.5 3. Grant • OAK 3.8 4. Hall • MIN 3.7 5. McNally • BAL 3.0 6. McDaniel • NYY 2.6 7. Segui • OAK 2.4 8. Culp • BOS 2.1 9. Bosman • WSA 1.9 10. Hargan • CLE 1.9

    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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