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BASEBALL!
Notes on the National Pastime
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"If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others. The American boy starts swinging a bat as soon as he can lift one." -- Tris Speaker
RECORD HOLDERS: PITCHING
THROUGH 2005
Career Wins:
Cy Young (1890-1911) 511 ... Walter Johnson (1907-27) 417 ... Pete Alexander (1911-30) 373
Wins in a Season (before 1900):
Charley Radbourne (1884) 59 ... John Clarkson (1885) 53 ... Guy Hecker (1884)  52
Wins in a Season (after 1900):
Jack Chesbro (1904) 41 ... Ed Walsh (1908) 40 ... Christy Mathewson (1908) 37
Career ERA:
Ed Walsh (1904-17) 1.82 ... Addie Joss (1902-10) 1.89 ... Mordecai Brown (1903-16) 2.06
Single-Season ERA:
Tim Keefe (1880) .857 ... Dutch Leonard (1914) .961 ... Mordecai Brown (1906) 1.038
Career Saves (through 2005):
Lee Smith (1980-97) 478 ... Trevor Hoffman (1993- ) 436 ... John Franco (1984- ) 424
Saves in a Season:
Bobby Thigpen (1990) 57 ... Eric Gagne (2003) 55 ... John Smoltz (2002) 55
Career Shutouts:
Walter Johnson (1907-27) 110 ... Pete Alexander (1911-30) 90 ... Christy Mathewson (1900-16) 79
Career Complete Games:
Cy Young (1890-1911) 749 ... Pud Galvin (1875-92) 646 ... Tim Keefe (1880-93) 554
Career Losses:
Cy Young (1890-1911) 316 ... Pud Galvin (1875-92) 308 ... Nolan Ryan (1966-93) 292
SO/9IP in a Season:
Randy Johnson (2001) 13.41 ... Pedro Martinez (1999) 13.20 ... Kerry Wood (1998) 12.58
Strikeouts in a Season:
Matt Kilroy (1886) 513 ... Toad Ramsey (1886) 499 ... Hugh Daily (1884) 483*
Strikeouts to Walks in a Season:
Bret Saberhagen (1994) 11.000 ... Jim Whitney (1884) 10.000 ... Jim Whitney (1883) 9.857
*In modern times Nolan Ryan has the most strikeouts in a season (1973) with 383, followed by Sandy Koufax with 382 in 1965 -- ed.
IMAGE: Randy Johnson
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