New York Yankees 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 1910 Russ Ford 11.0
2 1904 Jack Chesbro 10.2
3 1978 Ron Guidry 9.6
4 1937 Lefty Gomez 9.2
5 1997 Andy Pettitte 8.4
6 1934 Lefty Gomez 8.2
7 1974 Catfish Hunter 8.1
8 1924 Herb Pennock 7.9
9 1920 Bob Shawkey 7.8
10 1906 Al Orth 7.7
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Mariano Rivera 56.6
2 Whitey Ford 53.9
3 Andy Pettitte 51.6
4 Ron Guidry 47.9
5 Red Ruffing 46.8
6 Lefty Gomez 43.2
7 Bob Shawkey 42.8
8 Mel Stottlemyre 40.6
9 Waite Hoyt 35.6
10 Mike Mussina 35.1

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 2004 Paul Quantrill 86
2 2006 Scott Proctor 83
3 2012 Boone Logan 80
2004 Tom Gordon 80
5 2005 Tom Gordon 79
2002 Mike Stanton 79
7 2002 Steve Karsay 78
8 2007 Luis Vizcaino 77
1997 Jeff Nelson 77
10 2001 Mike Stanton 76
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Mariano Rivera 1,115
2 Dave Righetti 522
3 Whitey Ford 498
4 Mike Stanton 456
5 Andy Pettitte 447
6 Red Ruffing 426
7 Sparky Lyle 420
8 Bob Shawkey 415
9 David Robertson 402
10 Johnny Murphy 383

Single-Season Games Started
Rank Year Player GS
1 1904 Jack Chesbro 51
2 1904 Jack Powell 45
3 1906 Jack Chesbro 43
4 1975 Catfish Hunter 39
1974 Pat Dobson 39
1969 Mel Stottlemyre 39
1962 Ralph Terry 39
1961 Whitey Ford 39
1906 Al Orth 39
10 1974 Doc Medich 38
1973 Mel Stottlemyre 38
1928 George Pipgras 38
1921 Carl Mays 38
1905 Jack Chesbro 38
Career Games Started
Rank Player GS
1 Andy Pettitte 438
Whitey Ford 438
3 Red Ruffing 391
4 Mel Stottlemyre 356
5 Ron Guidry 323
6 Lefty Gomez 319
7 Waite Hoyt 276
8 Bob Shawkey 274
9 Herb Pennock 268
10 Fritz Peterson 265

Single-Season Wins
Rank Year Player W
1 1904 Jack Chesbro 41
2 1921 Carl Mays 27
1906 Al Orth 27
4 1934 Lefty Gomez 26
1922 Bullet Joe Bush 26
1920 Carl Mays 26
1910 Russ Ford 26
8 1978 Ron Guidry 25
1961 Whitey Ford 25
10 1963 Whitey Ford 24
1932 Lefty Gomez 24
1928 George Pipgras 24
1916 Bob Shawkey 24
Career Wins
Rank Player W
1 Whitey Ford 236
2 Red Ruffing 231
3 Andy Pettitte 219
4 Lefty Gomez 189
5 Ron Guidry 170
6 Bob Shawkey 168
7 Mel Stottlemyre 164
8 Herb Pennock 162
9 Waite Hoyt 157
10 Allie Reynolds 131

Single-Season Losses
Rank Year Player L
1 1908 Joe Lake 22
2 1925 Sam Jones 21
1912 Russ Ford 21
1907 Al Orth 21
5 1966 Mel Stottlemyre 20
1908 Jack Chesbro 20
7 1990 Tim Leary 19
1912 Jack Chesbro 19
1904 Jack Powell 23
10 1972 Mel Stottlemyre 18
1913 Russ Ford 18
Career Losses
Rank Player L
1 Mel Stottlemyre 139
2 Bob Shawkey 131
3 Andy Pettitte 127
4 Red Ruffing 124
5 Fritz Peterson 106
Whitey Ford 106
7 Lefty Gomez 101
8 Ray Caldwell 99
9 Waite Hoyt 98
10 Jack Chesbro 93

Single-Season ERA
Rank Year Player ERA
1 1943 Spud Chandler 1.64
2 1910 Russ Ford 1.65
3 1978 Ron Guidry 1.74
4 1904 Jack Chesbro 1.82
5 1910 Hippo Vaughn 1.83
6 1909 Joe Lake 1.88
7 1914 Ray Caldwell 1.94
8 1958 Whitey Ford 2.01
9 1981 Dave Righetti 2.05
1968 Stan Bahnsen 2.05
1916 Nick Cullop 2.05
Career ERA
Rank Player ERA
1 Rich Gossage 2.14
2 Mariano Rivera 2.21
3 Sparky Lyle 2.41
4 Russ Ford 2.54
5 Jack Chesbro 2.58
6 Al Orth 2.72
7 Tiny Bonham 2.73
George Mogridge 2.73
9 Hank Borowy 2.74
10 Whitey Ford 2.75

Single-Season Innings Pitched
Rank Year Player IP
1 1904 Jack Chesbro 454.2
2 1904 Jack Powell 390.1
3 1906 Al Orth 338.2
4 1921 Carl Mays 336.2
5 1975 Catfish Hunter 328
6 1906 Jack Chesbro 325
7 1903 Jack Chesbro 324.2
8 1920 Carl Mays 312
9 1905 Al Orth 305.1
10 1915 Ray Caldwell 305
Career Innings Pitched
Rank Player IP
1 Whitey Ford 3,170.1
2 Red Ruffing 3,168.2
3 Andy Pettitte 2,796.1
4 Mel Stottlemyre 2,661.1
5 Lefty Gomez 2,498.1
6 Bob Shawkey 2,488.2
7 Ron Guidry 2,392
8 Waite Hoyt 2,272.1
9 Herb Pennock 2,203.1
10 Jack Chesbro 1,952

Single-Season Complete Games
Rank Year Player CG
1 1904 Jack Chesbro 48
2 1904 Jack Powell 38
3 1906 Al Orth 36
4 1903 Jack Chesbro 33
5 1915 Ray Caldwell 31
6 1975 Catfish Hunter 30
1921 Carl Mays 30
1912 Russ Ford 30
9 1910 Russ Ford 29
10 1920 Carl Mays 26
1911 Russ Ford 26
1905 Al Orth 26
Career Complete Games
Rank Player CG
1 Red Ruffing 261
2 Lefty Gomez 173
3 Jack Chesbro 168
4 Herb Pennock 165
5 Bob Shawkey 164
6 Whitey Ford 156
Waite Hoyt 156
8 Mel Stottlemyre 152
9 Ray Caldwell 150
10 Spud Chandler 109

Single-Season Shutouts
Rank Year Player SHO
1 1978 Ron Guidry 9
2 1964 Whitey Ford 8
1910 Russ Ford 8
4 1975 Catfish Hunter 7
1972 Mel Stottlemyre 7
1971 Mel Stottlemyre 7
1958 Whitey Ford 7
1951 Allie Reynolds 7
9 1980 Tommy John 6
1968 Mel Stottlemyre 6
1963 Jim Bouton 6
1958 Bob Turley 6
1955 Bob Turley 6
1952 Allie Reynolds 6
1948 Vic Raschi 6
1946 Spud Chandler 6
1942 Tiny Bonham 6
1937 Lefty Gomez 6
1934 Lefty Gomez 6
1920 Carl Mays 6
1905 Al Orth 6
1904 Jack Chesbro 6
Career Shutouts
Rank Player SHO
1 Whitey Ford 45
2 Mel Stottlemyre 40
Red Ruffing 40
4 Lefty Gomez 28
5 Allie Reynolds 27
6 Ron Guidry 26
Spud Chandler 26
Bob Shawkey 26
9 Vic Raschi 24
10 Bob Turley 21

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1978 Ron Guidry 248
2 1904 Jack Chesbro 239
3 2011 C.C. Sabathia 230
4 1997 David Cone 222
5 1992 Melido Perez 218
6 1964 Al Downing 217
7 2001 Mike Mussina 214
8 2001 Roger Clemens 213
9 2005 Randy Johnson 211
10 1955 Bob Turley 210
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Andy Pettitte 2,020
2 Whitey Ford 1,956
3 Ron Guidry 1,778
4 Red Ruffing 1,526
5 Lefty Gomez 1,468
6 C.C. Sabathia 1,333
7 Mike Mussina 1,278
8 Mel Stottlemyre 1,257
9 Mariano Rivera 1,173
10 Bob Shawkey 1,163

Single-Season Saves
Rank Year Player SV
1 2004 Mariano Rivera 53
2 2001 Mariano Rivera 50
3 1986 Dave Righetti 46
4 1999 Mariano Rivera 45
5 2013 Mariano Rivera 44
2011 Mariano Rivera 44
2009 Mariano Rivera 44
8 2005 Mariano Rivera 43
1997 Mariano Rivera 43
1996 John Wetteland 43
Career Saves
Rank Player SV
1 Mariano Rivera 652
2 Dave Righetti 224
3 Rich Gossage 151
4 Sparky Lyle 141
5 Johnny Murphy 104
6 Steve Farr 78
7 Joe Page 76
8 John Wetteland 74
9 Lindy McDaniel 58
10 David Robertson 47

Single-Season Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Year Player WHIP
1 1910 Russ Ford 0.881
2 1904 Jack Chesbro 0.937
3 1978 Ron Guidry 0.946
4 1914 Ray Caldwell 0.958
5 1942 Tiny Bonham 0.987
6 1981 Ron Guidry 0.992
1943 Spud Chandler 0.992
8 1969 Fritz Peterson 0.996
9 1975 Catfish Hunter 1.009
10 1968 Fritz Peterson 1.017
Career Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Player WHIP
1 Mariano Rivera 1.000
2 Rich Gossage 1.079
3 Tiny Bonham 1.117
4 Jack Chesbro 1.120
5 Al Orth 1.131
6 Fritz Peterson 1.146
7 Steve Kline 1.150
8 Ralph Terry 1.151
9 Catfish Hunter 1.154
10 Hiroki Kuroda 1.155