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1951 NL Pitching Leaders

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NL Most Valuable Player: Roy Campanella

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NL Pitching Leaders

    Wins Above Replacement--all 1. Robinson • BRO 9.7 2. Musial • STL 9.1 3. Roberts • PHI 8.6 4. Kiner • PIT 8.1 5. Spahn • BSN 8.0 6. Irvin • NYG 6.9 7. Campanella • BRO 6.7 8. Ashburn • PHI 6.6 9. Dark • NYG 6.2 10. Maglie • NYG 6.0 WAR for Pitchers 1. Roberts • PHI 8.0 2. Spahn • BSN 7.8 3. Maglie • NYG 6.8 4. Jansen • NYG 5.7 5. Roe • BRO 5.3 6. Raffensberger • CIN 5.0 7. Fox • CIN 4.0 8. Church • PHI 4.0 9. Newcombe • BRO 3.8 10. Blackwell • CIN 3.7 Earned Run Average 1. Nichols • BSN 2.88 2. Maglie • NYG 2.93 3. Spahn • BSN 2.98 4. Roberts • PHI 3.03 5. Jansen • NYG 3.04 6. Roe • BRO 3.04 7. Brazle • STL 3.09 8. Bickford • BSN 3.12 9. Lanier • STL 3.26 10. Branca • BRO 3.26 Wins 1. Maglie • NYG 23 Jansen • NYG 23 3. Roe • BRO 22 Spahn • BSN 22 5. Roberts • PHI 21 6. Dickson • PIT 20 Newcombe • BRO 20 8. Staley • STL 19 9. Hearn • NYG 17 10. Blackwell • CIN 16 Erskine • BRO 16 Raffensberger • CIN 16 Win-Loss % 1. Roe • BRO .880 2. Maglie • NYG .793 3. Newcombe • BRO .690 4. Jansen • NYG .676 5. King • BRO .667 6. Hearn • NYG .654 7. Leonard • CHC .625 8. Spahn • BSN .611 9. Staley • STL .594 10. Roberts • PHI .583 Walks & Hits per IP 1. Raffensberger • CIN 1.086 2. Roberts • PHI 1.105 3. Jansen • NYG 1.112 4. Maglie • NYG 1.141 5. Newcombe • BRO 1.199 6. Roe • BRO 1.207 7. Lanier • STL 1.244 8. Spahn • BSN 1.246 9. Brazle • STL 1.289 10. Blackwell • CIN 1.294 Hits per 9 IP 1. Maglie • NYG 7.671 2. Newcombe • BRO 7.776 3. Blackwell • CIN 7.891 4. Branca • BRO 7.941 5. Queen • PIT 7.966 6. Bickford • BSN 7.980 7. Spahn • BSN 8.054 8. Brazle • STL 8.106 9. Roberts • PHI 8.114 10. Wehmeier • CIN 8.139 Bases On Balls per 9 IP 1. Raffensberger • CIN 1.375 2. Jansen • NYG 1.809 3. Roberts • PHI 1.829 4. Roe • BRO 2.235 5. Sain • BSN 2.526 6. Maglie • NYG 2.597 7. Fox • CIN 2.724 8. Lanier • STL 2.813 9. Minner • CHC 2.856 10. Rush • CHC 2.896 Strikeouts per 9 IP 1. Queen • PIT 6.576 2. Rush • CHC 5.494 3. Newcombe • BRO 5.427 4. Branca • BRO 5.206 5. Spahn • BSN 4.751 6. Jansen • NYG 4.683 7. Blackwell • CIN 4.642 8. Wehmeier • CIN 4.533 9. Erskine • BRO 4.508 10. Maglie • NYG 4.409 Games Played 1. Wilks • 2TM 65 2. Werle • PIT 59 3. Konstanty • PHI 58 4. Spencer • NYG 57 5. Brazle • STL 56 6. Smith • CIN 50 7. King • BRO 48 8. Erskine • BRO 46 9. Dickson • PIT 45 10. Roberts • PHI 44 Saves 1. Wilks • 2TM 13 2. Smith • CIN 11 3. Konstanty • PHI 9 4. Brazle • STL 6 Werle • PIT 6 Spencer • NYG 6 King • BRO 6 8. Raffensberger • CIN 5 9. Jones • NYG 4 Maglie • NYG 4 Chipman • BSN 4 Erskine • BRO 4 Innings Pitched 1. Roberts • PHI 315.0 2. Spahn • BSN 310.2 3. Maglie • NYG 298.0 4. Dickson • PIT 288.2 5. Jansen • NYG 278.2 6. Newcombe • BRO 272.0 7. Roe • BRO 257.2 8. Raffensberger • CIN 248.2 9. Church • PHI 247.0 10. Surkont • BSN 237.0 Strikeouts 1. Spahn • BSN 164 Newcombe • BRO 164 3. Maglie • NYG 146 4. Jansen • NYG 145 5. Rush • CHC 129 6. Roberts • PHI 127 7. Queen • PIT 123 8. Blackwell • CIN 120 9. Branca • BRO 118 10. Roe • BRO 113 Games Started 1. Roberts • PHI 39 2. Maglie • NYG 37 3. Newcombe • BRO 36 Spahn • BSN 36 5. Dickson • PIT 35 6. Jansen • NYG 34 Hearn • NYG 34 8. Surkont • BSN 33 Roe • BRO 33 Raffensberger • CIN 33 Church • PHI 33 Complete Games 1. Spahn • BSN 26 2. Roberts • PHI 22 Maglie • NYG 22 4. Dickson • PIT 19 Roe • BRO 19 6. Jansen • NYG 18 Newcombe • BRO 18 8. Church • PHI 15 9. Raffensberger • CIN 14 Minner • CHC 14 Shutouts 1. Spahn • BSN 7 2. Roberts • PHI 6 3. Raffensberger • CIN 5 4. Church • PHI 4 Fox • CIN 4 Staley • STL 4 7. Jansen • NYG 3 Branca • BRO 3 Johnson • PHI 3 Newcombe • BRO 3 Minner • CHC 3 Nichols • BSN 3 Bickford • BSN 3 Maglie • NYG 3 Dickson • PIT 3 Home Runs 1. Dickson • PIT 32 2. Roe • BRO 30 3. Raffensberger • CIN 29 4. Maglie • NYG 27 5. Jansen • NYG 26 6. Pollet • 2TM 25 7. Erskine • BRO 23 8. Hearn • NYG 21 Spencer • NYG 21 Surkont • BSN 21 Queen • PIT 21 Bases on Balls 1. Spahn • BSN 109 2. Dickson • PIT 101 3. Queen • PIT 99 4. Blackwell • CIN 97 5. Newcombe • BRO 91 6. Church • PHI 90 Lown • CHC 90 8. Surkont • BSN 89 Wehmeier • CIN 89 10. Chambers • 2TM 87 Hits 1. Dickson • PIT 294 2. Roberts • PHI 284 3. Spahn • BSN 278 4. Jansen • NYG 254 Maglie • NYG 254 6. Roe • BRO 247 7. Church • PHI 246 8. Staley • STL 244 9. Fox • CIN 239 10. Newcombe • BRO 235 Strikeouts / Base On Balls 1. Jansen • NYG 2.589 2. Raffensberger • CIN 2.132 3. Roberts • PHI 1.984 4. Rush • CHC 1.897 5. Newcombe • BRO 1.802 6. Roe • BRO 1.766 7. Maglie • NYG 1.698 8. Spahn • BSN 1.505 9. Sain • BSN 1.400 10. Branca • BRO 1.388 Home Runs per 9 IP 1. Nichols • BSN 0.231 2. Bickford • BSN 0.383 3. Staley • STL 0.555 4. Roberts • PHI 0.571 5. Spahn • BSN 0.579 6. Blackwell • CIN 0.619 7. Church • PHI 0.619 8. Newcombe • BRO 0.629 9. Fox • CIN 0.632 10. Rush • CHC 0.681 Losses 1. Ramsdell • CIN 17 Minner • CHC 17 Raffensberger • CIN 17 4. Surkont • BSN 16 Dickson • PIT 16 6. Roberts • PHI 15 Blackwell • CIN 15 8. Fox • CIN 14 Spahn • BSN 14 10. Pollet • 2TM 13 Staley • STL 13 Sain • BSN 13 Poholsky • STL 13 Earned Runs 1. Dickson • PIT 129 2. Roberts • PHI 106 3. Surkont • BSN 105 4. Spahn • BSN 103 5. Newcombe • BRO 99 6. Maglie • NYG 97 Church • PHI 97 Fox • CIN 97 9. Poholsky • STL 96 Staley • STL 96 Wild Pitches 1. Meyer • PHI 9 Ramsdell • CIN 9 3. Jones • NYG 8 Nichols • BSN 8 5. Rush • CHC 7 Kelly • CHC 7 Spahn • BSN 7 Newcombe • BRO 7 Lown • CHC 7 10. Queen • PIT 6 Hatten • 2TM 6 Branca • BRO 6 Hearn • NYG 6 King • BRO 6 Hit By Pitch 1. Hiller • CHC 9 Blackwell • CIN 9 3. Staley • STL 8 Ramsdell • CIN 8 5. Surkont • BSN 7 6. Newcombe • BRO 6 Klippstein • CHC 6 Maglie • NYG 6 Bickford • BSN 6 Dickson • PIT 6 Law • PIT 6 Werle • PIT 6 Raffensberger • CIN 6 Batters Faced 1. Spahn • BSN 1,289 2. Roberts • PHI 1,274 3. Dickson • PIT 1,241 4. Maglie • NYG 1,210 5. Jansen • NYG 1,133 6. Newcombe • BRO 1,125 7. Church • PHI 1,046 8. Roe • BRO 1,031 9. Surkont • BSN 1,022 10. Raffensberger • CIN 1,008 Games Finished 1. Konstanty • PHI 45 2. Wilks • 2TM 40 3. Smith • CIN 35 4. King • BRO 31 5. Leonard • CHC 28 Brazle • STL 28 7. Werle • PIT 24 8. Chipman • BSN 22 9. Spencer • NYG 20 10. Erskine • BRO 18 Adjusted ERA+ 1. Maglie • NYG 134 2. Jansen • NYG 129 3. Roe • BRO 129 4. Brazle • STL 128 5. Nichols • BSN 128 6. Roberts • PHI 127 7. Spahn • BSN 124 8. Lanier • STL 122 9. Branca • BRO 120 10. Newcombe • BRO 120 Fielding Independent Pitching 1. Roberts • PHI 3.14 2. Nichols • BSN 3.25 3. Rush • CHC 3.25 4. Newcombe • BRO 3.25 5. Jansen • NYG 3.29 6. Spahn • BSN 3.32 7. Bickford • BSN 3.60 8. Maglie • NYG 3.60 9. Church • PHI 3.64 10. Blackwell • CIN 3.71 Adj. Pitching Runs 1. Maglie • NYG 33 2. Roberts • PHI 32 3. Jansen • NYG 30 4. Roe • BRO 29 5. Spahn • BSN 29 6. Newcombe • BRO 18 7. Raffensberger • CIN 17 8. Branca • BRO 16 9. Lanier • STL 15 10. Brazle • STL 15 Adj. Pitching Wins 1. Maglie • NYG 3.5 2. Roberts • PHI 3.3 3. Jansen • NYG 3.1 4. Roe • BRO 3.1 5. Spahn • BSN 3.0 6. Newcombe • BRO 1.9 7. Raffensberger • CIN 1.8 8. Branca • BRO 1.7 9. Lanier • STL 1.6 10. Brazle • STL 1.5 Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24) 1. Maglie • NYG 41.13 2. Spahn • BSN 38.39 3. Roe • BRO 35.19 4. Roberts • PHI 31.76 5. Jansen • NYG 29.24 6. Newcombe • BRO 23.99 7. Branca • BRO 20.90 8. Meyer • PHI 16.63 9. Labine • BRO 15.70 10. Raffensberger • CIN 14.27 Win Probability Added (WPA) 1. Maglie • NYG 5.4 2. Spahn • BSN 4.4 3. Roberts • PHI 4.4 4. Roe • BRO 3.5 5. Newcombe • BRO 3.3 6. Raffensberger • CIN 2.6 7. Lanier • STL 2.4 8. Jansen • NYG 1.9 9. Branca • BRO 1.9 10. Meyer • PHI 1.7 Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI) 1. Maglie • NYG 4.4 2. Roberts • PHI 3.6 3. Spahn • BSN 3.5 4. Newcombe • BRO 3.1 5. Jansen • NYG 2.9 6. Raffensberger • CIN 2.6 7. Roe • BRO 2.1 8. Branca • BRO 2.1 9. Labine • BRO 1.4 10. Perkowski • CIN 1.3 Base-Out Wins Saved (REW) 1. Maglie • NYG 4.4 2. Spahn • BSN 4.2 3. Roe • BRO 3.8 4. Roberts • PHI 3.4 5. Jansen • NYG 3.1 6. Newcombe • BRO 2.5 7. Branca • BRO 2.2 8. Meyer • PHI 1.8 9. Labine • BRO 1.7 10. Brecheen • STL 1.5

    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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