Dwight Gooden won 24 games for the New York Mets in the 1984 season at the age of 20.
13 different pitchers have won 30 games in a Major League season. The first was the great Cy Young who won 33 in 1901.
As of the 2013 season, the last MLB pitcher to win 30+ games in a season was Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers who went 31-6 in 1968.
In 1968, Tigers' pitcher Denny McLain ended the regular season with a record of 31-6. He is the last pitcher in MLB history to win 30+ games in a season.
Charlie Ferguson with 30 (record was 30-9) in 1886.
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There are hundreds of pitchers that accomplished this feat.
BiG Ed Walsh ~ Chicago White Sox ~ 41 games
The Mets won 40 games in their first season in 1962.
Sandy Koufax (27 wins)
In MLB, James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays with 11 in 2011. Shields is the first MLB pitcher to throw 10+ complete games in a season since 1999 (Randy Johnson with 12).
Through the 2008 season, that is Mordecai 'Three Finger' Brown who won 29 games in the 1908 season.
Through the 2008 season, that is Paul Quantrill who pitched in 86 games in the 2004 season.
The last major league pitcher to win 25 or more games in a season was Bob Welch of the Oakland A's. He had 27 wins in 1990.
That would be Cy Young, who won 33 and lost 10, in 1901 for the Boston team in the American League, in its first year of operation.
Prior to winning the first 3 games of the 2010 season, that was 2003 when they won their first 9 games and ended the season 13-3.
John Franco. Arthur pitched in 900 regular season games before pitching in his first World Series game (Game 1 of the 2011 WS for the Cardinals). Franco pitched in 940 regular season games before pitching in his first World Series (Game 1 of the 2000 WS for the Mets).
His first season in MLB was 1914 as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He pitched in 4 games that season and had a 2-1 record with a 3.91 ERA.
As of the 2008 season, that was Bill Gullickson who went 20-9 in 1991.
Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Deacon Phillippe completed 5 games in the first world series in 1903. He won three of these games.
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