Win/Start Pct. Leaders
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Annual Leaders Top 50 W/S%  -  All-Time
Year Name Team GS W L W/S% Rank Year Name Team GS W L W/S%
1876 Al Spalding CHI 60 47 12 .783 1 1880 Fred Goldsmith CHI 24 21 3 .875
2 1940 Freddie Fitzsimmons BRO 18 15 2 .833
1877 Tommy Bond BOS 58 40 17 .690 3 1902 Jack Chesbro PIT 33 27 6 .818
T4 1904 Hooks Wiltse NY 16 13 3 .813
1878 Tommy Bond BOS 59 40 19 .678 T4 1950 Sal Maglie NY 16 13 2 .813
T6 1885 Mickey Welch NY 55 44 11 .800
1879 Monte Ward PRO 60 42 18 .700 T6 1899 Jim Hughes BRO 35 28 6 .800
T6 1984 Rick Sutcliffe CHI 20 16 1 .800
1880 Fred Goldsmith CHI 24 21 3 .875 9 1884 Old Hoss Radbourn PRO 73 58 12 .795
10 1924 Dazzy Vance BRO 34 27 6 .794
1881 Larry Corcoran CHI 44 30 14 .682 11 1934 Dizzy Dean STL 33 26 5 .788
12 1945 Hank Borowy CHI 14 11 2 .786
1882 Larry Corcoran CHI 39 27 12 .692 13 1876 Al Spalding CHI 60 47 12 .783
14 1906 Three Finger Brown CHI 32 25 6 .781
1883 Old Hoss Radbourn PRO 68 45 23 .662 15 1908 Three Finger Brown CHI 31 24 7 .774
16 1908 Christy Mathewson NY 44 34 10 .773
1884 Old Hoss Radbourn PRO 73 58 12 .795 17 1884 John Clarkson CHI 13 10 3 .769
18 1909 Three Finger Brown CHI 34 26 8 .765
1885 Mickey Welch NY 55 44 11 .800 19 1895 Bill Hoffer BAL 38 29 5 .763
20 1902 Ed Doheny PIT 21 16 4 .762
1886 Jocko Flynn CHI 29 22 6 .759 21 1897 Jerry Nops BAL 25 19 5 .760
22 1886 Jocko Flynn CHI 29 22 6 .759
1887 Charlie Getzein DET 42 28 13 .667 23 1894 Sadie McMahon BAL 33 25 7 .758
24 1885 John Clarkson CHI 70 53 16 .757
1888 Tim Keefe NY 51 35 12 .686 T25 1897 Amos Rusie NY 37 28 9 .757
T25 1905 Christy Mathewson NY 37 28 8 .757
1889 John Clarkson BOS 72 49 19 .681 T25 1952 Robin Roberts PHI 37 28 7 .757
T28 1885 Jim McCormick PRO/CHI 28 21 7 .750
1890 Tom Lovett BRO 41 29 11 .707 T28 1886 Lady Baldwin DET 56 42 13 .750
T28 1902 Jesse Tannehill PIT 24 18 6 .750
1891 John Ewing NY 30 20 8 .667 T28 1902 Ed Poole CIN 16 12 4 .750
T28 1904 Joe McGinnity NY 44 33 8 .750
1892 Cy Young CLE 49 35 11 .714 T28 1906 Ed Reulbach CHI 24 18 4 .750
T28 1939 Bucky Walters CIN 36 27 8 .750
1893 Kid Nichols BOS 44 30 13 .682 35 1900 Jesse Tannehill PIT 27 20 6 .741
36 1886 Jim McCormick CHI 42 31 11 .738
1894 Sadie McMahon BAL 33 25 7 .758 37 1969 Bob Moose PIT 19 14 3 .737
38 1903 Sam Leever PIT 34 25 7 .735
1895 Bill Hoffer BAL 38 29 5 .763 T39 1899 Al Orth PHI 15 11 3 .733
T39 1907 Orval Overall CHI 30 22 6 .733
1896 Bill Hoffer BAL 35 25 7 .714 T39 1916 Grover Alexander PHI 45 33 12 .733
T42 1903 Deacon Phillippe PIT 33 24 9 .727
1897 Jerry Nops BAL 25 19 5 .760 T42 1941 Elmer Riddle CIN 22 16 4 .727
44 1897 Kid Nichols BOS 40 29 11 .725
Year Name Team GS W L W/S% Rank Year Name Team GS W L W/S%
1898 Al Maul BAL 28 20 7 .714 45 1945 Harry Brecheen STL 18 13 3 .722
46 1953 Warren Spahn MIL 32 23 7 .719
1899 Jim Hughes BRO 35 28 6 .800 47 1880 Larry Corcoran CHI 60 43 14 .717
48 1884 Charlie Buffinton BOS 67 48 16 .716
1900 Jesse Tannehill PIT 27 20 6 .741 T49 1892 Cy Young CLE 49 35 11 .714
T49 1896 Bill Hoffer BAL 35 25 7 .714
1901 Jack Chesbro PIT 28 19 9 .679 T49 1898 Al Maul BAL 28 20 7 .714
T49 1910 Christy Mathewson NY 35 25 8 .714
1902 Jack Chesbro PIT 33 27 6 .818 T49 1915 Grover Alexander PHI 42 30 9 .714
T49 1919 Slim Sallee CIN 28 20 7 .714
1903 Sam Leever PIT 34 25 7 .735 T49 1925 Bill Sherdel STL 21 15 6 .714
T49 1944 Ted Wilks STL 21 15 3 .714
1904 Hooks Wiltse NY 16 13 3 .813 T49 1967 Nelson Briles STL 14 10 2 .714
T49 1969 Tom Seaver NY 35 25 7 .714
1905 Christy Mathewson NY 37 28 8 .757
1906 Three Finger Brown CHI 32 25 6 .781
Top 25 W/S%  -  1960-present
1907 Orval Overall CHI 30 22 6 .733
Rank Year Name Team GS W L W/S%
1908 Three Finger Brown CHI 31 24 7 .774 1 1984 Rick Sutcliffe CHI 20 16 1 .800
2 1969 Bob Moose PIT 19 14 3 .737
1909 Three Finger Brown CHI 34 26 8 .765 T3 1967 Nelson Briles STL 14 10 2 .714
T3 1969 Tom Seaver NY 35 25 7 .714
1910 Christy Mathewson NY 35 25 8 .714 T5 1963 Jim Maloney CIN 33 23 7 .697
T5 1963 Warren Spahn MIL 33 23 7 .697
1911 Rube Marquard NY 33 22 6 .667 T7 1962 Billy Pierce SF 23 16 6 .696
T7 1994 Ken Hill MON 23 16 5 .696
1912 Claude Hendrix PIT 32 21 8 .656 T9 1985 Dwight Gooden NY 35 24 4 .686
T9 1996 John Smoltz ATL 35 24 8 .686
1913 Bert Humphries CHI 20 14 3 .700 T9 2002 Randy Johnson ARI 35 24 5 .686
12 1968 Juan Marichal SF 38 26 9 .684
1914 Bill L. James BOS 37 25 6 .676 13 1975 Don Gullett CIN 22 15 4 .682
T14 1964 Sandy Koufax LA 28 19 5 .679
1915 Grover Alexander PHI 42 30 9 .714 T14 1995 Greg Maddux ATL 28 19 2 .679
T16 1970 Bob Gibson STL 34 23 7 .676
1916 Grover Alexander PHI 45 33 12 .733 T16 1988 Orel Hershiser LA 34 23 8 .676
T18 1966 Juan Marichal SF 36 24 6 .667
1917 Grover Alexander PHI 44 30 13 .682 T18 1969 Mike Torrez STL 15 10 4 .667
T18 1990 Doug Drabek PIT 33 22 6 .667
1918 Claude Hendrix CHI 27 19 7 .704 T21 1966 Sandy Koufax LA 41 27 9 .659
T21 1972 Steve Carlton PHI 41 27 10 .659
1919 Slim Sallee CIN 28 20 7 .714 T23 1988 Danny Jackson CIN 35 23 8 .657
T23 2002 Curt Schilling ARI 35 23 7 .657
Year Name Team GS W L W/S% 25 1976 Jerry Koosman NY 32 21 10 .656
1920 Grover Alexander CHI 40 26 14 .650
1921 Burleigh Grimes BRO 35 22 12 .629
Bottom 25 W/S%  -  All-Time
1922 Wilbur Cooper PIT 36 23 12 .639
Rank Year Name Team GS W L W/S%
1923 Dolf Luque CIN 37 26 8 .703 1 1982 Ray Burris MON 15 0 11 .000
2 1985 Pascual Perez ATL 22 1 13 .045
1924 Dazzy Vance BRO 34 27 6 .794 T3 1962 Bob Miller NY 21 1 11 .048
T3 2010 Russ Ohlendorf PIT 21 1 11 .048
1925 Bill Sherdel STL 21 15 6 .714 T5 1896 Les German WAS 20 1 17 .050
T5 1912 Walt Dickson BOS 20 1 15 .050
1926 Ray Kremer PIT 26 18 6 .692 T7 1899 Frank Bates CLE 19 1 18 .053
T7 1935 Huck Betts BOS 19 1 7 .053
1927 Jesse Haines STL 36 23 10 .639 T7 1992 Kyle Abbott PHI 19 1 14 .053
T7 2003 Glendon Rusch MIL 19 1 12 .053
1928 Larry Benton NY 36 25 8 .694 T11 1883 Art Hagan PHI/BUF 18 1 16 .056
T11 1961 Robin Roberts PHI 18 1 10 .056
1929 Pat Malone CHI 30 18 9 .600 T13 1934 Ed Holley PHI/PIT 17 1 11 .059
T13 1989 Zane Smith ATL 17 1 12 .059
1930 Clarence Mitchell STL/NY 17 10 1 .588 T13 2009 Josh Geer SD 17 1 7 .059
T16 1985 Steve Carlton PHI 16 1 8 .063
1931 Jesse Haines STL 17 11 3 .647 T16 2000 Octavio Dotel HOU 16 1 5 .063
T16 2002 Jason Bere CHI 16 1 10 .063
1932 Lon Warneke CHI 32 21 5 .656 T16 2010 Kenshin Kawakami ATL 16 1 10 .063
T20 1939 Al Hollingsworth PHI/BRO 15 1 10 .067
1933 Carl Hubbell NY 33 20 11 .606 T20 1965 Joe Gibbon PIT 15 1 8 .067
T20 1976 Clay Kirby MON 15 1 8 .067
1934 Dizzy Dean STL 33 26 5 .788 T20 1986 Larry McWilliams PIT 15 1 8 .067
T24 1882 Fred Corey WOR 14 1 12 .071
1935 Dizzy Dean STL 36 24 9 .667 T24 1886 Tony Madigan WAS 14 1 13 .071
T24 1905 Kaiser Wilhelm BOS 28 2 23 .071
1936 Carl Hubbell NY 34 24 6 .706
1937 Jim Turner BOS 30 20 10 .667 Note: League leaders W/S% is bolded.
1938 Carl Hubbell NY 22 13 9 .591
1939 Bucky Walters CIN 36 27 8 .750 W/S% Leaders by Frequency
1940 Freddie Fitzsimmons BRO 18 15 2 .833 Pitcher No.
Grover Alexander 4
1941 Elmer Riddle CIN 22 16 4 .727 Warren Spahn 4
Three Finger Brown 3
Year Name Team GS W L W/S% Steve Carlton 3
1942 Johnny Beazley STL 23 15 3 .652 Carl Hubbell 3
1943 Rip Sewell PIT 31 21 8 .677
1944 Ted Wilks STL 21 15 3 .714 W/S% Leaders by Team
1945 Hank Borowy CHI 14 11 2 .786 Team No.
Bos/Mil/Atl Braves 19
1946 Schoolboy Rowe PHI 16 11 4 .688 New York/S.F. Giants 19
Chicago Cubs 17
1947 Ewell Blackwell CIN 33 22 8 .667 Brooklyn/L.A. Dodgers 14
1947 Larry Jansen NY 30 20 4 .667 St. Louis Cardinals 13
Pittsburgh Pirates 12
1948 Harry Brecheen STL 30 20 7 .667 Cincinnati Reds 10
Philadelphia Phillies 9
1949 Howie Pollet STL 28 17 8 .607 New York Mets 3
Houston Astros 2
1950 Sal Maglie NY 16 13 2 .813 Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Florida Marlins 2
1951 Preacher Roe BRO 33 21 3 .636 Milwaukee Brewers 1
Mon Expos/Was Nationals 1
1952 Robin Roberts PHI 37 28 7 .757 San Diego Padres 1
Split Teams 1
1953 Warren Spahn MIL 32 23 7 .719
Defunct franchises -
1954 Warren Spahn MIL 34 20 11 .588 Baltimore Orioles 5
Providence Grays 3
1955 Don Newcombe BRO 31 19 5 .613 Cleveland Spiders 1
Detroit Wolverines 1
1956 Don Newcombe BRO 36 25 7 .694
1957 Bob Buhl MIL 31 18 7 .581
1958 Warren Spahn MIL 36 22 11 .611
1959 Bob Buhl MIL 25 15 8 .600
1960 Ernie Broglio STL 24 14 7 .583
1961 Joey Jay CIN 34 21 10 .618
1962 Billy Pierce SF 23 16 6 .696
Year Name Team GS W L W/S%
1963 Jim Maloney CIN 33 23 7 .697
1963 Warren Spahn MIL 33 23 7 .697
1964 Sandy Koufax LA 28 19 5 .679
1965 Sandy Koufax LA 41 26 8 .634
1966 Juan Marichal SF 36 24 6 .667
1967 Nelson Briles STL 14 10 2 .714
1968 Juan Marichal SF 38 26 9 .684
1969 Bob Moose PIT 19 14 3 .737
1970 Bob Gibson STL 34 23 7 .676
1971 Ferguson Jenkins CHI 39 24 13 .615
1972 Steve Carlton PHI 41 27 10 .659
1973 Ron Bryant SF 39 23 12 .590
1974 Tommy John LA 22 13 3 .591
1975 Don Gullett CIN 22 15 4 .682
1976 Jerry Koosman NY 32 21 10 .656
1977 Tommy John LA 31 20 7 .645
1978 Larry McWilliams ATL 15 9 3 .600
1979 Jim Bibby PIT 17 10 3 .588
1980 Steve Carlton PHI 38 24 9 .632
1981 Tom Seaver CIN 23 14 2 .609
1982 Steve Carlton PHI 38 23 11 .605
1983 John Denny PHI 36 19 6 .528
1984 Rick Sutcliffe CHI 20 16 1 .800
Year Name Team GS W L W/S%
1985 Dwight Gooden NY 35 24 4 .686
1986 Fernando Valenzuela LA 34 21 11 .618
1987 Rick Aguilera NY 17 11 3 .647
1988 Orel Hershiser LA 34 23 8 .676
1989 Mike Scott HOU 32 19 10 .594
1990 Doug Drabek PIT 33 22 6 .667
1991 John Smiley PIT 32 19 8 .594
1992 Tom Glavine ATL 33 20 8 .606
1993 John Burkett SF 34 22 7 .647
1994 Ken Hill MON 23 16 5 .696
1995 Greg Maddux ATL 28 19 2 .679
1996 John Smoltz ATL 35 24 8 .686
1997 Shawn Estes SF 32 19 5 .594
1998 John Smoltz ATL 26 17 3 .654
1999 Mike Hampton HOU 34 22 4 .647
2000 Elmer Dessens CIN 16 10 5 .625
2001 Matt Morris STL 34 22 8 .647
2002 Randy Johnson ARI 35 24 5 .686
2003 Russ Ortiz ATL 34 21 7 .618
2004 Carl Pavano FLA 31 18 8 .581
2005 Dontrelle Willis FLA 34 22 10 .647
2006 Chuck James ATL 18 11 4 .611
2007 Jake Peavy SD 34 19 6 .559
2008 Brandon Webb ARI 34 22 7 .647
2008 C.C. Sabathia MIL 17 11 2 .647
2009 Chris Carpenter STL 28 17 4 .607
2010 Roy Halladay PHI 33 21 10 .636
For an explanation of Win/Start Pct, see Starting Pitchers Tables Guide
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Sources:
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