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  • Most consecutive games without being relieved – 202, Jack Taylor
  • Most wins in a season – 59, Charles Radbourn, in 1884
  • Most career wins – 511, Cy Young, 1890–1911
  Game(s)
1 Most consecutive complete games in a season (since 1900) – 39; Jack Taylor
2 Most consecutive games without being relieved – 202, Jack Taylor
3 Most consecutive no-hitters – 2, Johnny Vander Meer on June 11 and 15, 1938
4 Most strikeouts in a nine-inning game - 20, Roger Clemens 1986 and 1996. Kerry Wood in 1998. Most recently, Max Scherzer, May 11, 2016. In 2001, Randy Johnson also struck out 20 in a 9-inning start, but the game went on to extra innings.
5 Most strikeouts in a game of any length - 21, Tom Cheney, September 12, 1962 (pitched 16 innings of a 16-inning game).
6 Most innings pitched in a game - 26, Leon Cadore and Joe Oeschger, May 1, 1920. (Same game.)
7 Most consecutive home runs allowed - 4, Paul Foytack, July 31, 1963; Chase Wright, April 22, 2007, Dave Bush, August 11, 2010, Michael Blazek, July 27, 2017, and Craig Stammen, June 9, 2019.
8 Most home runs allowed in a game - 7, Charlie Sweeney, June 12, 1886.
9 Most wild pitches in one game - 6, Most recently, Bill Gullickson, October 4, 1982. Bert Cunningham of the 1890 Players' League threw five wild pitches in a single inning.
10 Most hits allowed in a game - 26, Allan Travers, May 18, 1912.
11 Most hits allowed in an extra-inning game - 29, Number of occurrences: 1. Eddie Rommel (17 innings), July 10, 1932.
12 Oldest pitcher to win a game - 49, Jamie Moyer, age 49 years, 151 days, May 16, 2012.
13 Most innings pitched by a relief pitcher in one game - 18⅓ Innings, Zip Zabel on June 17th, 1915
 
  Season(s)
1 Most wins in a season – 59, Charles Radbourn, in 1884
2 Most complete games in a season – 75, Will White in 1879
3 Most shutouts in a season – 16, George Bradley in 1876; Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1916
4 Most innings pitched in a season – 680, Will White in 1879
5 Lowest ERA in a season - 0.86, Tim Keefe, 1880
6 Most strikeouts in a season - 16, George Bradley, 1886; Pete Alexander, 1916
7 Lowest WHIP in a season - .7373, Pedro Martinez, 2000
8 Most saves in a season - 62, Francisco Rodriguez, 2008
9 Highest win/loss percentage in a season - 94.7%, Roy Face, 1959
10 Most hits allowed in a season - 772, John Coleman, 1883
11 Most earned runs allowed in a season - 291, John Coleman, 1883
 
  Career
1 Most career wins – 511, Cy Young, 1890–1911
2 Most career complete games – 749, Cy Young, 1890–1911
3 Most career shutouts – 110, Walter Johnson, 1907–27
4 Most career no-hitters – 7, Nolan Ryan, 1966–93
5 Most career strikeouts – 5,714, Nolan Ryan, 1966–93
6 Most career bases on balls – 2,795, Nolan Ryan, 1966–93
7 Most career saves – 652, Mariano Rivera, 1995–2013
8 Most career wild pitches thrown – 343, Tony Mullane, 1881 to 1894 
9 Most loses in a career - 316, Cy Young, 1890-11
10 Most pickoffs in a career - 144, Steve Carlton, 1965-88
11 Most home runs allowed in a career - 522, Jamie Moyer, 1986-12
12 Most games in a career - 1,252, Jesse Crosco, 1979-03
13 Lowest ERA in a career - 1.82, Ed Walsh, 1904-17
14 Most Inning pitched in a career - 7,354 2/3, Cy Young, 1890-11
  • Last Update: Jan 27, 2021
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