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Best Postseasons Ever - World Series

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Rank Name Total
Postseason PEVA
Yrs. Postseason
PEVA Per Yr.
Wins Loss Sv IP ERA
1 Rivera Mariano 18.838 16 1.177 8 1 42 141.0 0.70
2 Ford Whitey 18.789 11 1.708 10 8 0 146.0 2.71
3 Gibson Bob 13.470 3 4.490 7 2 0 81.0 1.89
4 Schilling Curt 12.460 5 2.492 11 2 0 133.3 2.23
5 Hershiser Orel 12.424 6 2.071 8 3 1 132.0 2.59
6 Smoltz John 12.303 14 0.879 15 4 4 209.0 2.67
7 Pettitte Andy 11.683 14 0.835 19 11 0 276.7 3.81
8 Mathewson Christy 11.260 4 2.815 5 5 0 101.7 0.97
9 Maddux Greg 10.679 13 0.821 11 14 1 198.0 3.27
10 Pennock Herb 9.987 5 1.997 5 0 3 55.3 1.95
11 Beckett Josh 9.779 4 2.445 7 3 0 93.7 3.07
12 Hoyt Waite 9.692 7 1.385 6 4 0 83.7 1.83
13 Stewart Dave 9.627 6 1.604 10 6 0 133.0 2.84
14 Reynolds Allie 9.036 6 1.506 7 2 4 77.3 2.79
15 Koufax Sandy 9.019 4 2.255 4 3 0 57.0 0.95
16 Glavine Tom 8.977 12 0.748 14 16 0 218.3 3.42
17 Earnshaw George 8.877 3 2.959 4 3 0 62.7 1.58
18 Clemens Roger 8.507 12 0.709 12 8 0 199.0 3.75
19 Lee Cliff 8.366 3 2.789 7 3 0 82.0 2.52
20 Raschi Vic 8.348 6 1.391 5 3 0 60.3 2.24
21 Hamels Cole 7.791 7 1.113 7 6 0 98.3 3.48
22 Ruffing Red 7.632 7 1.090 7 2 0 85.7 2.63
23 Carpenter Chris 7.464 5 1.493 10 4 0 108.0 3.00
24 Lopat Ed 7.252 5 1.450 4 1 0 52.0 2.60
25 Lester Jon 7.197 7 1.028 9 7 0 133.7 2.63
26 Johnson Randy 7.168 9 0.796 9 10 0 146.3 3.32
27 Hunter Catfish 7.143 7 1.020 9 6 1 132.3 3.26
28 Hubbell Carl 7.005 3 2.335 4 2 0 50.3 1.79
29 Alexander Pete 6.974 3 2.325 3 2 1 43.0 3.56
30 Gomez Lefty 6.732 5 1.346 6 0 0 50.3 2.86
31 McNally Dave 6.716 6 1.119 7 4 0 90.3 2.49
32 Nehf Art 6.409 5 1.282 4 4 0 79.0 2.16
33 Palmer Jim 6.291 8 0.786 8 3 0 124.3 2.61
34 Carlton Steve 6.267 8 0.783 6 6 0 99.3 3.26
35 Radbourn Charley 6.157 1 6.157 3 0 0 22.0 0.00
36 Sutton Don 6.128 5 1.226 6 4 0 100.3 3.68
37 Overall Orval 5.995 4 1.499 3 1 0 51.3 1.58
38 Grove Lefty 5.945 3 1.982 4 2 2 51.3 1.75
39 Bumgarner Madison 5.937 4 1.484 8 3 1 102.3 2.11
40 Bender Chief 5.878 5 1.176 6 4 0 85.0 2.44


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  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate - 3.200 Postseason (Postseason/World Series MVP Candidate)
    20.000 - All League - 2.000 Postseason
    15.000 - All-Star Level - 1.500 Postseason
    10.000 - Very Good - 1.000 Postseason
    3.500 - Average - 0.350 Postseason
    0.200 - Minimum - 0.020 Postseason


Photo Credits Top: Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Hugh Duffy, and Frank Baker, Library of Congress; Josh Beckett and Rickey Henderson (Wikipedia Commons).

Note: There have been 3 different eras for postseason baseball in baseball history. Pre-1900, with single postseason series in 1884-1890, 1892. World Series only between the National League and the American League from 1903-1968. From 1969 through today, multiple rounds of postseason, including the World Series, all years, except 1994. Each postseason, no matter the amount of rounds is graded as a whole, scoring each category per the era and season. Note: Postseason PEVA represent 10% of the value given to the Regular Season PEVA value. Postseason Batting PEVA includes a Position Player Fielding Value as well as Batting Value.

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