Baltimore Orioles 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 1975 Jim Palmer 8.4
2 1992 Mike Mussina 8.2
3 1921 Urban Shocker 7.8
4 1959 Hoyt Wilhelm 7.6
5 1977 Jim Palmer 7.5
6 1930 Lefty Stewart 7.4
7 1950 Ned Garver 7.3
1922 Urban Shocker 7.3
9 1933 Bump Hadley 7.2
10 1945 Nels Potter 7.0
1914 Carl Weilman 7.0
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Jim Palmer 68.1
2 Mike Mussina 47.6
3 Urban Shocker 38.7
4 Jack Powell 31.9
5 Dave McNally 25.7
6 Carl Wilman 24.4
7 Ned Garver 23.7
8 Barney Pelty 23.4
9 Harry Howell 22.9
10 Milt Pappas 22.0

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 2007 Jamie Walker 81
2 2007 Chad Bradford 78
3 2004 B.J. Ryan 76
2003 B.J. Ryan 76
1982 Tippy Martinez 76
6 2000 Mike Trombley 75
7 2013 Jim Johnson 74
8 2008 Todd Williams 72
1998 Alan Mills 72
1991 Gregg Olson 72
Career Games
Rank Player BA
1 Jim Palmer 558
2 Tippy Martinez 499
3 Mike Flanagan 450
4 Dave McNally 412
5 B.J. Ryan 404
6 Mark Williamson 365
7 Eddie Watt 363
8 Jim Johnson 360
9 Scott McGregor 356
10 Alan Mills 346

Single-Season Games Started
Rank Year Player GS
1 1978 Mike Flanagan 40
1976 Jim Palmer 44
1970 Mike Cuellar 40
1970 Dave McNally 40
1969 Dave McNally 40
1938 Bobo Newsom 40
7 1982 Dennis Martinez 39
1979 Dennis Martinez 39
1977 Jim Palmer 39
1974 Ross Grimsley 39
1970 Jim Palmer 39
1969 Mike Cuellar 39
1917 Dave Davenport 39
1902 Jack Powell 39
Career Games Started
Rank Player GS
1 Jim Palmer 521
2 Dave McNally 384
3 Mike Flanagan 328
4 Scott McGregor 309
5 Mike Mussina 288
6 Mike Cuellar 283
7 Jack Powell 264
8 Dennis Martinez 243
9 Milt Pappas 232
10 George Blaeholder 213
Barney Pelty 213

Single-Season Wins
Rank Year Player W
1 1921 Urban Shocker 27
2 1980 Steve Stone 25
3 1970 Mike Cuellar 24
1970 Dave McNally 24
1922 Urban Shocker 24
6 1979 Mike Flanagan 23
1975 Jim Palmer 23
1969 Mike Cuellar 23
9 1976 Jim Palmer 22
1974 Mike Cuellar 22
1973 Jim Palmer 22
1968 Dave McNally 22
1902 Red Donahue 22
1902 Jack Powell 22
Career Wins
Rank Player W
1 Jim Palmer 268
2 Dave McNally 181
3 Mike Mussina 147
4 Mike Cuellar 143
5 Mike Flanagan 141
6 Scott McGregor 138
7 Urban Shocker 126
8 Jack Powell 117
9 Milt Pappas 110
10 Dennis Martinez 108

Single-Season Losses
Rank Year Player L
1 1905 Fred Glade 25
2 1931 Sam Gray 24
3 1905 Harry Howell 22
4 1954 Don Larson 21
1948 Fred Sanford 21
1907 Barney Pelty 21
1904 Harry Howell 21
8 1934 Bobo Newsom 20
1933 Bump Hadley 20
1913 George Baumgardner 20
1905 Willie Sudhoff 20
1901 Ned Gavin 20
1901 Bill Reidy 20
Career Losses
Rank Player L
1 Jim Palmer 152
2 Jack Powell 143
3 Mike Flanagan 116
4 Dave McNally 113
Barney Pelty 113
6 George Blaeholder 111
7 Scott McGregor 108
8 Dennis Martinez 93
Carl Weilman 93
10 Elam Vangilder 91
Harry Howell 91

Single-Season ERA
Rank Year Player ERA
1 1906 Barney Pelty 1.59
2 1906 Jack Powell 1.77
3 1908 Harry Howell 1.89
1908 Rube Waddell 1.89
5 1907 Harry Howell 1.93
6 1918 Allan Sothoron 1.94
7 1968 Dave McNally 1.95
8 1905 Harry Howell 1.98
9 1972 Jim Palmer 2.07
1919 Carl Weilman 2.07
Career ERA
Rank Player ERA
1 Harry Howell 2.06
2 Rube Waddell 2.19
3 Stu Miller 2.37
4 Hoyt Wilhelm 2.42
5 Fred Glade 2.52
6 Barney Pelty 2.62
7 Jack Powell 2.63
8 Carl Weilman 2.67
9 Eddie Watt 2.74
10 Pat Dobson 2.78

Single-Season Innings Pitched
Rank Year Player IP
1 1922 Urban Shocker 348
2 1938 Bobo Newsom 329.2
3 1908 Jack Powell 328.1
4 1921 Urban Shocker 326.2
5 1908 Harry Howell 324.1
6 1975 Jim Palmer 323
1905 Harry Howell 323
8 1977 Jim Palmer 319
9 1933 Bump Hadley 316.2
10 1907 Harry Howell 316.1
1902 Red Donahue 316.1
Career Innings Pitched
Rank Player IP
1 Jim Palmer 3,948
2 Dave McNally 2,652.2
3 Mike Flanagan 2,317.2
4 Jack Powell 2,229.2
5 Scott McGregor 2,140.2
6 Mike Cuellar 2,028.1
7 Mike Mussina 2,009.2
8 Barney Pelty 1,864.1
9 Dennis Martinez 1,775
10 Urban Shocker 1,749.2

Single-Season Complete Games
Rank Year Player CG
1 1902 Jack Powell 36
2 1905 Harry Howell 35
3 1903 Jack Powell 33
1902 Red Donahue 33
5 1904 Harry Howell 32
6 1938 Bobo Newsom 31
1904 Barney Pelty 31
8 1921 Urban Shocker 30
1906 Harry Howell 30
1904 Fred Glade 30
1903 Willie Sudhoff 30
Career Complete Games
Rank Player CG
1 Jim Palmer 211
2 Jack Powell 210
3 Barney Pelty 174
4 Harry Howell 150
5 Urban Shocker 143
6 Mike Cuellar 133
7 Dave McNally 120
8 Carl Weilman 105
9 Fred Glade 104
10 Mike Flanagan 98

Single-Season Shutouts
Rank Year Player SHO
1 1975 Jim Palmer 10
2 1961 Steve Barber 8
3 1964 Milt Pappas 7
4 1978 Jim Palmer 6
1976 Jim Palmer 6
1973 Jim Palmer 6
1972 Dave McNally 6
1969 Jim Palmer 6
1906 Harry Howell 6
1904 Fred Glade 6
Career Shutouts
Rank Player SHO
1 Jim Palmer 53
2 Dave McNally 33
3 Mike Cuellar 30
4 Jack Powell 27
5 Milt Pappas 26
6 Scott McGregor 23
Urban Shocker 23
8 Barney Pelty 22
9 Steve Barber 19
10 Mike Flanagan 17

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1908 Rube Waddell 232
2 1938 Bobo Newsom 226
3 2007 Erik Bedard 221
4 1997 Mike Mussina 218
5 2000 Mike Mussina 210
6 1996 Mike Mussina 204
7 1968 Dave McNally 202
8 1970 Jim Palmer 199
9 1905 Harry Howell 198
10 1977 Jim Palmer 193
1975 Jim Palmer 193
1968 Tom Phoebus 193
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Jim Palmer 2,212
2 Mike Mussina 2,912
3 Dave McNally 1,476
4 Mike Flanagan 1,297
5 Mike Cuellar 1,011
6 Milt Pappas 944
7 Steve Barber 918
8 Scott McGregor 904
9 Jack Powell 884
10 Dennis Martinez 858

Single-Season Saves
Rank Year Player SV
1 2012 Jim Johnson 51
2 2013 Jim Johnson 50
3 2016 Zach Britton 47
4 1997 Randy Myers 45
5 2014 Zach Britton 37
1990 Gregg Olson 37
7 2015 Zach Britton 36
2005 B.J. Ryan 36
2003 Jorge Julio 36
1992 Gregg Olson 36
Career Saves
Rank Player SV
1 Gregg Olson 160
2 Jim Johnson 122
3 Zach Britton 120
4 Tippy Martinez 105
5 Stu Miller 99
6 Jorge Julio 83
7 Randy Myers 76
8 Eddie Watt 74
9 Dick Hall 60
10 Tim Stoddard 57

Single-Season Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Year Player WHIP
1 1968 Dave McNally 0.842
2 1906 Barney Pelty 0.951
3 1908 Jack Powell 0.996
4 1969 Mike Cuellar 1.005
5 1906 Fred Glade 1.028
6 1906 Jack Powell 1.029
7 1975 Jim Palmer 1.031
8 1964 Wally Bunker 1.042
9 1918 Allan Sothoron 1.048
1904 Harry Howell 1.048
Career Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Player WHIP
1 Dick Hall 1.005
2 Harry Howell 1.085
3 Pat Dobson 1.090
4 Fred Glade 1.091
5 Hoyt Wilhelm 1.107
6 Stu Miller 1.120
7 Billy O’Dell 1.128
8 Eddie Watt 1.133
9 Jim Hardin 1.137
10 Rube Waddell 1.143