Atlanta Braves Pitching Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for ERA title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 500 innings pitched.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 1978 Phil Niekro 10.0
2 1995 Greg Maddux 9.7
3 1947 Warren Spahn 9.5
4 1905 Irv Young 9.2
5 1977 Phil Niekro 8.9
1953 Warren Spahn 8.9
7 1901 Vic Willis 8.8
8 1994 Greg Maddux 8.5
1991 Tom Glavine 8.5
10 1948 Johnny Sain 8.4
1902 Vic Willis 8.4
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Warren Spahn 92.0
2 Phil Niekro 90.0
3 John Smoltz 67.0
4 Greg Maddux 66.0
5 Tom Glavine 58.7
6 Vic Willis 29.7
7 Lew Burdette 26.2
8 Tim Hudson 24.4
9 Dick Rudolph 23.3
10 Johnny Sain 21.3

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 2009 Peter Moylan 87
2 2011 Johnny Venters 85
2010 Peter Moylan 85
4 2004 Chris Reitsma 84
5 2008 Will Ohman 83
6 1996 Brad Clontz 81
7 2009 Mike Gonzales 80
2007 Peter Moylan 80
2003 Ray King 80
10 2011 Craig Kimbrel 79
2010 Jonny Venters 79
2004 Antonio Alfonseca 79
Career Games
Rank Player BA
1 Phil Niekro 740
2 Warren Spahn 714
3 John Smoltz 708
4 Gene Garber 557
5 Tom Glavine 518
6 Lew Burdette 468
7 Rick Camp 414
8 Mark Wolhers 388
9 Greg Maddux 363
10 Steve Bedrosian 350

Single-Season Games Started
Rank Year Player GS
1 1902 Vic Willis 46
2 1979 Phil Niekro 44
3 1977 Phil Niekro 43
1915 Dick Rudolph 43
1904 Vic Willis 43
6 1978 Phil Niekro 42
1905 Irv Young 42
8 1906 Irv Young 41
1905 Vic Willis 41
10 1902 Togie Pittinger 40
Career Games Started
Rank Player GS
1 Warren Spahn 635
2 Phil Niekro 595
3 Tom Glavine 518
4 John Smoltz 466
5 Greg Maddux 363
6 Lew Burdette 330
7 Tim Hudson 243
8 Dick Rudolph 239
9 Bob Buhl 220
10 Rick Mahler 350

Single-Season Wins
Rank Year Player W
1 1902 Togie Pittinger 27
1902 Vic Willis 27
3 1914 Bill James 26
1914 Dick Rudolph 26
5 1996 John Smoltz 24
1965 Tony Cloninger 24
1948 Johnny Sain 24
8 1969 Phil Niekro 23
1963 Warren Spahn 23
1953 Warren Spahn 23
Career Wins
Rank Player W
1 Warren Spahn 356
2 Phil Niekro 268
3 Tom Glavine 244
4 John Smoltz 210
5 Greg Maddux 194
6 Lew Burdette 179
7 Dick Rudolph 121
8 Tim Hudson 113
9 Bob Buhl 109
10 Johnny Sain 104

Single-Season Losses
Rank Year Player L
1 1905 Vic Willis 29
2 1935 Ben Cantwell 25
1906 Gus Dorner 25
1906 Irv Young 25
1904 Vic Willis 25
6 1910 Cliff Curtis 24
7 1910 Buster Brown 23
1909 Cecil Ferguson 23
1907 Irv Young 23
1906 Vive Lindaman 23
1905 Kaiser Wilhelm 23
Career Losses
Rank Player L
1 Phil Niekro 230
2 Warren Spahn 229
3 Tom Glavine 147
John Smoltz 147
5 Lew Burdette 120
Bob Smith 120
7 Ed Brandt 119
8 Vic Willis 109
9 Dick Rudolph 108
10 Ben Cantwell 106

Single-Season ERA
Rank Year Player ERA
1 1994 Greg Maddux 1.56
2 1995 Greg Maddux 1.63
3 1967 Phil Niekro 1.87
4 1914 Bill James 1.90
5 1916 Lefty Tyler 2.02
6 1916 Pat Ragan 2.08
7 19533 Warren Spahn 2.10
8 1915 Tom Hughes 2.12
9 1917 Art Nehf 2.16
1916 Dick Rudolph 2.16
Career ERA
Rank Player ERA
1 Tom Hughes 2.22
2 Bill James 2.28
3 Art Nehf 2.52
4 Dick Rudholp 2.62
5 Greg Maddux 2.63
6 Vic Willis 2.70
7 Pat Ragan 2.74
8 Togie Pittinger 2.90
9 Vive Lindaman 2.92
10 Kris Medlan 2.95

Single-Season Innings Pitched
Rank Year Player IP
1 1902 Vic Willis 410
2 1902 Togie Pittinger 389.1
3 1905 Irv Young 378
4 1906 Irv Young 358.1
5 1903 Togie Pittinger 351.2
6 1904 Vic Willis 350
7 1979 Phil Niekro 342
8 1905 Vic Willis 342
9 1915 Dick Rudolph 341.1
10 1914 Dick Rudolph 336.1
Career Innings Pitched
Rank Player IP
1 Warren Spahn 5,046
2 Phil Niekro 4,622.1
3 Tom Glavine 3,408
4 John Smoltz 3,395
5 Lew Burdette 2,638
6 Greg Maddux 2,526.2
7 Dick Rudolph 2,035
8 Bob Smith 1,813.1
9 Ed Brandt 1,761.2
10 Lefty Tyler 1,687.2

Single-Season Complete Games
Rank Year Player CG
1 1902 Vic Willis 45
2 1905 Irv Young 41
3 1904 Vic Willis 39
4 1906 Irv Young 37
5 1905 Vic Willis 36
1902 Togie Pittinger 36
7 1905 Chick Fraser 35
1904 Togie Pittinger 35
1903 Togie Pittinger 35
10 1906 Big Jeff Pfeffer 33
1901 Kid Nichols 33
1901 Vic Willis 33
Career Complete Games
Rank Player CG
1 Warren Spahn 374
2 Phil Niekro 226
3 Vic Willis 182
4 Dick Rudolph 171
5 Lew Burdette 146
6 Lefty Tyler 134
7 Togie Pittinger 133
8 Ed Brandt 126
9 Jim Tobin 125
10 Johnny Sain 121

Single-Season Shutouts
Rank Year Player SHO
1 1963 Warren Spahn 7
1951 Warren Spahn 7
1947 Warren Spahn 7
1905 Irv Young 7
1902 Togie Pittinger 7
6 1974 Phil Niekro 6
1956 Lew Burdette 6
1939 Lou Fette 6
1916 Lefty Tyler 6
1914 Dick Rudolph 6
1910 Al Mattern 6
1901 Vic Willis 6
Career Shutouts
Rank Player SHO
1 Warren Spahn 63
2 Phil Niekro 43
3 Lew Burdette 30
4 Dick Rudolph 27
5 Tom Glavine 22
Lefty Tyler 22
7 Greg Maddux 21
8 Vic Willis 18
9 John Smoltz 16
Bob Buhl 16
Togie Pittinger 16

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1996 John Smoltz 276
2 1977 Phil Niekro 262
3 1978 Phil Niekro 248
4 1997 John Smoltz 241
5 2009 Javier Vazquez 238
6 1902 Vic Willis 225
7 1992 John Smoltz 215
8 2006 John Smoltz 211
9 1965 Tony Cloninger 211
10 1993 John Smoltz 208
1979 Phil Niekro 208
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 John Smoltz 3,011
2 Phil Niekro 2,912
3 Warren Spahn 2,493
4 Tom Glavine 2,091
5 Greg Maddux 1,828
6 Tim Hudson 997
7 Lew Burdette 923
8 Denny Lemaster 842
9 Kevin Millwood 840
10 Tony Cloninger 834

Single-Season Saves
Rank Year Player SV
1 2002 John Smoltz 55
2 2013 Craig Kimbrel 50
3 2014 Craig Kimbrel 47
4 2011 Craig Kimbrel 46
5 2003 John Smoltz 45
6 2004 John Smoltz 44
7 2012 Craig Kimbrel 42
8 1996 Mark Wohlers 39
9 1999 John Rocker 38
10 2010 Billy Wagner 37
Career Saves
Rank Player SV
1 Craig Kimbrel 186
2 John Smoltz 154
3 Gene Garber 141
4 Mark Wolhers 112
5 John Rocker 83
6 Cecil Upshaw 79
7 Rick Camp 57
8 Mike Stanton 55
9 Don McMahon 49
10 Kerry Ligtenberg 44
Greg McMichael 44

Single-Season Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Year Player WHIP
1 1995 Greg Maddux 0.811
2 1994 Greg Maddux 0.896
3 1997 Greg Maddux 0.946
4 1915 Tom Hughes 0.949
5 1916 Dick Rudolph 0.974
6 1998 Greg Maddux 0.980
7 1968 Pat Jarvis 0.984
8 1999 Kevin Millwood 0.996
9 1996 John Smoltz 1.001
10 1917 Art Nehf 1.011
Career Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Player WHIP
1 Tom Hughes 1.022
2 Greg Maddux 1.051
3 Art Nehf 1.116
4 Dick Rudholph 1.154
5 Kris Medlan 1.155
6 John Smoltz 1.170
7 Ken Johnson 1.171
8 Pat Ragan 1.180
9 Warren Spahn 1.189
10 Julio Teheran 1.191