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How many MLB teams have had 3 20-game winners in one season?

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February 02, 2009 8:40PM

That has occurred 14 times in the American League and 8 times in the National League since 1900. The last team to have three 20 game winners was the 1973 Oakland Athletics.

1) 1901 Philadelphia Phillies: Red Donahue 20-13, Al Orth 20-12, Bill Duggleby 20-12

2) 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates: Jack Chesbro 28-6, Deacon Phillippe 20-9, Jesse Tannehill 20-6

3) 1903 Boston Americans: Cy Young 28-9, Bill Dinneen 21-13, Tom Hughes 20-7

4) 1903 Chicago Cubs: Jack Taylor 21-14, Jake Weimer 20-8, Bob Wicker 20-9

5) 1904 Boston Americans: Cy Young 26-16, Bill Dinneen 23-14, Jesse Tannehill 21-11

6) 1904 New York Giants: Joe McGinnity 35-8, Christy Mathewson 33-12, Dummy Taylor 21-15

7) 1905 New York Giants: Christy Mathewson 31-9, Red Ames 22-9, Joe McGinnity 21-15

8) 1906 Cleveland Naps: Bob Rhoads 22-10, Addie Joss 21-9, Otto Hess 20-17

9) 1907 Chicago White Sox: Doc White 27-13, Ed Walsh 24-18, Frank Smith 23-10

10) 1907 Detroit Tigers: Bill Donovan 25-4, Ed Killian 25-13, George Mullin 20-20

11) 1913 New York Giants: Christy Mathewson 25-11, Rube Marquard 23-10, Jeff Tesreau 22-13

12) 1920 Chicago White Sox: Red Faber 23-13, Lefty Williams 22-14, Ed Cicotte 21-10, Dickey Kerr 21-9

13) 1920 Cleveland Indians: Jim Bagby 31-12, Stan Coveleski 24-14, Ray Caldwell 20-10

14) 1920 New York Giants: Fred Toney 21-11, Art Nehf 21-12, Jesse Barnes 20-15

15) 1923 Cincinnati Reds: Dolf Luque 27-8, Pete Donahue 21-15, Eppa Rixey 20-15

16) 1931 Philadelphia Athletics: Lefty Grove 31-4, George Earnshaw 21-7, Rube Walberg 20-12

17) 1951 Cleveland Indians: Bob Feller 22-8, Early Wynn 20-13, Mike Garcia 20-13

18) 1952 Cleveland Indians: Early Wynn 23-12, Mike Garcia 22-11, Bob Lemon 22-11

19) 1956 Cleveland Indians: Bob Lemon 20-14, Early Wynn 20-9, Herb Score 20-9

20) 1970 Baltimore Orioles: Mike Cuellar 24-8, Dave McNally 24-9, Jim Palmer 20-10

21) 1971 Baltimore Orioles: Dave McNally 21-5, Jim Palmer 20-9, Pat Dobson 20-8, Mike Cuellar 20-9

22) 1973 Oakland Athletics: Ken Holtzman 21-13, Jim Hunter 21-5, Vida Blue 20-9 There was also a team in the short lived Federal League, the 1915 St. Louis Terriers, that had three 20 game winners: Dave Davenport 22-18, Doc Crandall 21-15, Ed Plank 21-11 The 1920 Chicago White Sox and the 1971 Baltiimore Orioles are the only teams to have had four 20 game winners.