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Walter Johnson

Image above: Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators.

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Best Pitching Seasons of All-Time

1871-2016 (Regular Season).



Rank Name Year Team Lg Win Loss Save IP ERA Age PEVA-P
41 Johnson Walter 1913 WS1 AL 36 7 2 346.0 1.14 26 43.737
42 Young Cy 1893 CL4 NL 34 16 1 422.7 3.36 26 43.542
43 Johnson Randy 2002 ARI NL 24 5 0 260.0 2.32 39 43.254
44 Halladay Roy 2010 PHI NL 21 10 0 251.7 2.44 33 43.340
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Johnson Walter 1918 WS1 AL 23 13 3 326.0 1.27 31 43.252
46 Clemens Roger 1987 BOS AL 20 9 0 281.7 2.97 25 43.210
47 Clemens Roger 1991 BOS AL 18 10 0 271.3 2.62 29 43.004
48 Wyatt Whit 1941 BRO NL 22 10 1 288.3 2.34 34 42.854
49 Brown Kevin 1998 SDN NL 18 7 0 257.0 2.38 33 42.712
50 Halladay Roy 2011 PHI NL 19 6 0 233.7 2.35 34 42.710
51 Luque Dolf 1923 CIN NL 27 8 2 322.0 1.93 33 42.654
52 Marichal Juan 1969 SFN NL 21 11 0 299.7 2.10 32 42.465
53 Chandler Spud 1943 NYA AL 20 4 0 253.0 1.64 36 42.384
54 Greinke Zack 2009 KCA AL 16 8 0 229.3 2.16 26 42.305
55 Clarkson John 1885 CHN NL 53 16 0 623.0 1.85 24 42.218
56 Donohue Pete 1925 CIN NL 21 14 2 301.0 3.08 25 42.024
57 Bond Tommy 1879 BSN NL 43 19 0 555.3 1.96 23 41.857
58 Kershaw Clayton 2013 LAN NL 16 9 0 236.0 2.83 25 41.458
59 Clemens Roger 1990 BOS AL 21 6 0 228.3 1.93 28 41.426
60 Devlin Jim 1877 LS1 NL 35 25 0 559.0 2.25 28 41.423


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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
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum


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Notes: Photo Credits: Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Christy Mathewson. Library of Congress.

Note: Age = Player age at the End of the Calendar Year. PEVA-B = PEVA Batting Player Rating.

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