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What is the record for most runs allowed in a season by a pitcher all earned?

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02/19/2008

Here's the all-time record starting back in the 1870's:

EARNED RUNS YEAR ER

1 John Coleman 1883 291

2 Ted Breitenstein 1894 238

3 Red Donahue 1897 237

4 Al Mays 1887 232

5 Kid Carsey 1891 230

6 Gus Weyhing 1887 221

7 Henry Porter 1888 219

T8 Tony Mullane 1886 218

T8 Matt Kilroy 1886 218

10 Ed Seward 1887 216

T11 Kid Nichols 1894 215

T11 Old Hoss Radbourn 1887 215

T13 Toad Ramsey 1887 214

T13 Pink Hawley 1894 214

T13 Stump Wiedman 1886 214

16 George Cobb 1892 213

17 Ted Breitenstein 1895 212

18 Billy Crowell 1887 211

19 Phenomenal Smith 1887 207

T20 Mark Baldwin 1889 206

T20 Fleury Sullivan 1884 206

22 Bill Hart 1897 205

23 Ed Beatin 1890 202

T24 Frank Mountain 1883 201

T24 Matt Kilroy 1887 201

26 Bert Cunningham 1890 200

27 Larry McKeon 1884 199

T28 Red Ehret 1894 198

T28 Pud Galvin 1883 198

T30 Brickyard Kennedy 1894 197

T30 Park Swartzel 1889 197

T32 Egyptian Healy 1887 196

T32 Scott Stratton 1893 196

T32 Frank Dwyer 1894 196

T32 Jim Whitney 1886 196

36 Kid Gleason 1893 195

37 Red Ehret 1889 194

38 Tom Parrott 1894 192

T39 Bill Hart 1896 191

T39 Jack Taylor 1896 191

T39 Bill Hutchison 1892 191

T39 George Hemming 1893 191

T39 Hardie Henderson 1885 191

T44 Jack Lynch 1886 190

T44 Elton Chamberlin 1891 190

46 Chick Fraser 1896 189

T47 Adonis Terry 1884 188

T47 Jersey Bakely 1884 188

T47 John Clarkson 1889 188

T50 Bill Hutchison 1894 187

T50 Kid Carsey 1895 187

T50 Bill Carrick 1899 187

T53 George Haddock 1890 186

T53 Bobo Newsom 1938 186

55 Sadie McMahon 1890 185

T56 Mark Baldwin 1890 184

T56 Bill Hutchison 1893 184

T56 Jack Stivetts 1894 184

T59 Henry Gruber 1890 182

T59 Gus Weyhing 1893 182

T61 Ed Stein 1894 181

T61 Bill Hutchison 1890 181

T61 Gus Weyhing 1898 181

T61 Tony Mullane 1893 181

T61 Bob Barr 1884 181

66 Ad Gumbert 1894 180

T67 John Ewing 1889 179

T67 Cy Young 1894 179

T67 Hardie Henderson 1883 179

T67 John Clarkson 1887 179

71 Bob Barr 1890 178

T72 Charlie Getzien 1889 176

T72 Jersey Bakely 1888 176

T74 Al Maul 1893 175

T74 Bill Hutchison 1891 175

T74 Duke Esper 1893 175

T77 Lee Richmond 1881 174

T77 Al Atkinson 1886 174

T79 Amos Rusie 1893 173

T79 Mike Morrison 1887 173

T81 Jack Taylor 1898 172

T81 Gus Weyhing 1894 172

T81 Snake Wiltse 1902 172

T81 Sam Weaver 1883 172

T81 Red Donahue 1896 172

T86 Bert Cunningham 1888 171

T86 Lee Richmond 1882 171

T86 Kid Carsey 1894 171

T89 Amos Rusie 1892 170

T89 Mark Baldwin 1892 170

T89 WildBill Widner 1889 170

T89 Jim Hughey 1899 170

T89 Kid Carsey 1893 170

T89 Old Hoss Radbourn 1886 170

T89 Ed Crane 1890 170

T96 Frank Killen 1892 169

T96 John Keefe 1890 169

T96 Gus Weyhing 1899 169

T96 Ted Breitenstein 1896 169

T100 Win Mercer 1896 168

T100 Jouett Meekin 1894 168

T100 Frank Killen 1893 168

T100 Jock Menefee 1894 168

T100 Will White 1884 168

T100 Sadie McMahon 1893 168

Here's the record for pitchers that pitched from 1900:

SEASON

MODERN (1900-)

EARNED RUNS YEAR ER

1 Bobo Newsom 1938 186

2 Snake Wiltse 1902 172

3 Dickie Kerr 1921 162

4 Jack Knott 1936 156

5 Guy Bush 1930 155

6 Ray Kremer 1930 154

7 Wes Ferrell 1937 153

8 Pat Caraway 1931 152

9 Joe McGinnity 1901 151

10 George Uhle 1923 150

11 Bump Hadley 1932 149

12 Phil Niekro 1977 148

T13 Robin Roberts 1956 147

T13 Bobo Newsom 1937 147

T15 Sam Gray 1931 146

T15 George Earnshaw 1930 146

T17 Herm Wehmeier 1950 145

T17 Pedro Astacio 1998 145

T17 Bill Phillips 1901 145

T17 Jose Lima 2000 145

T17 Harry Byrd 1953 145

T22 Nels Potter 1939 144

T22 Jimmie DeShong 1937 144

T24 Al Orth 1902 143

T24 Ray Benge 1930 143

T24 Leo Sweetland 1930 143

T24 Rube Walberg 1932 143

T28 Jack Powell 1900 142

T28 Mickey Lolich 1974 142

T30 Claude Passeau 1937 141

T30 Pete Dowling 1901 141

T30 Milt Gaston 1927 141

T30 Vern Kennedy 1936 141

T30 Bill Reidy 1901 141

T35 Wes Ferrell 1936 140

T35 Chick Fraser 1901 140

T35 Darryl Kile 1999 140

T38 Ray Benge 1929 139

T38 Jack Russell 1930 139

T38 Jim Bibby 1974 139

T38 Bill Carrick 1902 139

T42 Wilbur Wood 1973 138

T42 Bump Hadley 1933 138

T42 Gordon Rhodes 1936 138

T42 Vern Kennedy 1940 138

T42 Burleigh Grimes 1925 138

T47 Joe Coleman 1974 137

T47 Alex Kellner 1950 137

T47 Jack Kramer 1939 137

T47 Hugh Mulcahy 1938 137

T47 Vern Kennedy 1939 137

T47 Bobo Newsom 1936 137

T53 Chief Hogsett 1936 136

T53 Togie Pittinger 1903 136

T53 George Caster 1938 136

T53 Brian Bohanon 1999 136

T57 Ed Scott 1900 135

T57 Casey Patten 1902 135

T57 Dick Tidrow 1973 135

T57 Al Orth 1903 135

T57 Jaime Navarro 1997 135

T57 Burleigh Grimes 1922 135

T57 Claude Willoughby 1929 135

T57 Bill Carrick 1901 135

T57 George Blaeholder 1932 135

T66 Tom Gordon 1996 134

T66 Eric Milton 2005 134

T66 Bill Carrick 1900 134

T66 George Blaeholder 1933 134

T70 Jack Powell 1901 133

T70 Wilbur Wood 1975 133

T70 Earl Whitehill 1935 133

T70 Jack Russell 1931 133

T70 Ted Blankenship 1927 133

T70 Lefty Stewart 1932 133

T70 Matt Keough 1982 133

T70 Darryl Kile 1998 133

T70 Howard Ehmke 1923 133

T70 Larry French 1930 133

T80 General Crowder 1933 132

T80 Jack Scott 1927 132

T80 Elden Auker 1941 132

T80 Jack Coombs 1911 132

T80 Livan Hernandez 2001 132

T80 Burleigh Grimes 1924 132

T80 Red Ruffing 1929 132

T80 Vida Blue 1979 132

T88 Mickey Lolich 1973 131

T88 Shawn Estes 2004 131

T88 Jose Lima 2005 131

T88 Dixie Davis 1921 131

T88 Howard Ehmke 1922 131

T88 Lew Burdette 1959 131

T88 Jimmy Ring 1923 131

T88 Jimmy Ring 1925 131

T96 Vic Sorrell 1929 130

T96 Dave Stewart 1991 130

T96 Pedro Astacio 1999 130

T96 George Earnshaw 1932 130

T96 Bucky Walters 1937 130

T96 Willis Hudlin 1931 130

T96 Wayne LaMaster 1937 130

T96 Sammy Ellis 1966 130

T96 Jason Marquis 2006 130

T96 Buck Ross 1936 130

T96 Mike Mussina 1996 130

T96 Johnny Sain 1949 130

T96 George Uhle 1922 130

T96 Jamey Wright 1998 130

T96 George Caster 1940 130

T96 Burleigh Grimes 1923 130

T96 Lefty Williams 1920 130