Walter Johnson pitched an 18 inning shutout over the Chicago White Sox on May 15, 1918. Lefty Williams was the opposing pitcher, who also went the full 18 innings, and the score was 1-0.
Click on the 'Scoreless Innings Leaders' link on this page to see a list of MLB career leaders of scoreless innings pitched.
For the stat "Strikeouts per 9 Innings" for pitchers that have pitched at least 1000 innings the all time leader, through games played on September 22, 2009 is Randy Johnson with 10.61 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (4872 strikeouts in 4132 1/3 innings pitched).Second all time is Kerry Wood with 10.39 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (1466 strikeouts in 1270 1/3 innings pitched) and third is Pedro Martinez with 10.05 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (3152 strikeouts in 2823 1/3 innings pitched).
Take how many earn runs they have multiply it by 9 then divide by how many innings they've pitched
Pettitte, Glavine and Smoltz, in that order. Clemens and Maddux are right behind them.
WHIP is a pitcher's statistic that means the pitchers walks (W), plus hits (H) allowed per innings pitched (IP).
One--Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s. Four other pitchers have pitched eight innings without a hit for the visiting team and lost, but because the home team never batted in the ninth inning these don't officially count as no-hitters.
ERA is based on 9 innings pitched. When you see a pitcher with a 4.94 ERA that means for every 9 innings pitched, he gives up 4.94 earned runs. Example: A pitcher has pitched 150 innings and given up 60 earned runs. 1) Divide the number of earned runs (60) by the number of innings pitched (150) =0.40. 2) Then take that number (0.4) and multiply it by 9 =3.60. A pitcher who has pitched 150 innings and given up 60 earned runs has an ERA of 3.60.
Walter Johnson pitched 5,914 and a third innings for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, with 417 wins, which is second only to Cy Young's 511.
I believe that almost every pitcher who has pitched for more than 30 innings has struck out someone in three pitches. It isn't very hard for a pitcher to strike someone out in three pitches, especially if they have pitched for 30 innings.
In MLB, the career leader for innings pitched is Cy Young who pitched 7354 innings in a career that spanned 1890-1911. As far as the 'modern' innings pitched leader, that would be Phil Niekro who pitched 5404 innings in a career that spanned 1964-1987.
In MLB, for pitchers that threw at least 162 innings in a season, that would be Dutch Leonard who had an ERA of 0.96 for the Boston Red Sox in the 1914 season. Leonard pitched 224 2/3 innings and gave up 24 earned runs. For pitchers that threw at least 100 innings in a season it is Tim Keefe who had an ERA of 0.86 for the Troy Trojans in 1880. Keefe pitched 105 innings and gave up 10 earned runs.
The MLB pitcher that pitched the most innings without giving up a grand slam was Hall of Famer Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles. He pitched 3948 innings in the regular season and another 124 1/3 innings in the postseason without giving up a grand slam.
Supposing that all four runs were earned runs and it is a nine inning game, the ERA is 4.5... Earned runs divided by innings pitched multiplied by the the total innings of a standard game (4/8 * 9 = 4.5)
The amount of Innings Pitched (I.P.) by a pitcher. The amount of Innings Pitched (I.P.) by a pitcher.
1) Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians on April 30, 1946 winning 1-0. 2) Virgil Trucks of the Detroit Tigers on August 25, 1952 winning 1-0. 3) Roy Oswalt (1 inning), Pete Munro (2 2/3 innings), Kirk Saarloos (1 1/3 innings), Brad Lidge (2 innings), Octavio Dotel (1 inning), and Billy Wagner (1 inning) of the Houston Astros on June 11, 2003 winning 8-0. The six pitchers is an MLB record for most pitchers used in a no hitter.
Only one pitcher, Randy Johnson, has pitched a perfect game for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
How about walter johnson, in 1916 with 369.2 innings? Extra, he even hit one in september of that season.
In 2007 C.C. Sabathia led the Majors in Innings pitched with 241.0
In 1910 The Portland Beavers won their second Pacific Coast League title, achieving a remarkable record in the process; the Beavers pitchers threw a baseball record 88 consecutive shutout innings.
As of the 2008 World Series: 1) Jack Billingham - 0.36 - 25 1/3 innings pitched in the 1972, 1975, and 1976 World Series.2) Harry Breechen - 0.83 - 32 2/3 innings pitched in the 1943, 1944, and 1946 World Series.3) Babe Ruth - 0.87 - 31 innings pitched in the 1916 and 1918 World Series.4) Sherry Smith - 0.89 - 30 1/3 innings pitched in the 1916 and 1920 World Series.5) Sandy Koufax - 0.95 - 57 innings pitched in the 1959, 1963, 1965, and 1966 World Series.6) Christy Mathewson - 0.97 - 101 2/3 innings pitched in the 1905, 1911, 1912, and 1913 World Series. Useless bit of trivia: According to Baseball Reference, Jack Billingham and Christy Mathewson are cousins.
Roy Halladay (PHI) started and pitched 2 scoreless innings. Cliff Lee (PHI) then pitched 1.2 innings and gave up 1 run. Tyler Clippard (WAS) pitched .1 innings and did not give up a run. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) pitched a scoreless inning. Jair Jurrjens (ATL) pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless ball. Craig Kimbrel (ATL) completed .1 innings and did not give up a run. Jonny Venters (ATL) pitched .2 innings of scoreless ball. Heath Bell (SD) then completed .1 innings of scoreless ball. Joel Hanrahan (PIT) pitched .2 innings in the 9th and did not give up a run. Brian Wilson (SF) finished off the AL with .1 innings of scoreless ball.
The Red Sox record is 45 shutout innings by Cy Young of the 1904 team. During this streak he pitched 25 1/3 hitless innings, still a major league record. The American League record for shutout innings is 56 by Walter Johnson of the 1913 Washington Senators.
The Phillies played the Atlanta Braves at Veterans Stadium on September 27, 2003 with the Phillies winning, 7-6, in 10 innings. The starter for the Phils was Amaury Telemaco who pitched the first two innings. Brandon Duckworth pitched innings 3-5, Ryan Madson pitched innings 6-7, Geoff Geary pitched innings 8-9, and Rheal Cormier pitched the 10th inning and was credited with the win.
Complete Game, a stat for pitchers. This means that the pitcher has pitched through the entire game without any relief help from the bullpen, and has played all 9 innings.
Through the 2009 season, for starting pitchers that pitched at least 162 innings and qualified for the ERA title, that was Allan Anderson with a 2.45 ERA in 1988.