Oakland Athletics 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 1904 Rube Waddell 10.5
2 1931 Lefty Grove 10.1
3 1910 Jack Coombs 9.7
1902 Rube Waddell 9.7
5 1930 Lefty Grove 9.5
6 1905 Rube Waddell 9.2
7 1952 Bobby Shantz 9.1
8 1971 Vida Blue 9.0
1932 Lefty Grove 9.0
10 1903 Rube Waddell 8.8
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Eddie Plank 73.7
2 Lefty Grove 65.2
3 Eddie Rommel 50.4
4 Rube Waddell 46.5
5 Chief Bender 43.2
6 Tim Hudson 31.0
7 Barry Zito 30.5
8 Rube Walberg 30.0
9 Vida Blue 29.1
10 Catfish Hunter 26.6

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 2002 Billy Koch 84
2 1964 John Wyatt 81
3 1997 Buddy Groom 78
4 1999 Buddy Groom 76
1974 Rollie Fingers 76
6 2012 Grant Balfour 75
2010 Craig Breslow 75
2002 Chad Bradford 75
1998 Buddy Groom 75
1975 Rollie Fingers 75
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Dennis Eckersley 525
2 Eddie Plank 524
3 Rollie Fingers 502
4 Eddie Rommel 501
5 Paul Lindblad 479
6 Rube Walberg 412
7 Lefty Grove 402
8 Rick Honeycutt 387
9 Chief Bender 385
10 Catfish Hunter 363

Single-Season Games Started
Rank Year Player GS
1 1904 Rube Waddell 46
2 1904 Eddie Plank 43
3 1974 Catfish Hunter 41
1905 Eddie Plank 41
5 1974 Vida Blue 40
1973 Ken Holtzman 40
1970 Chuck Dobson 40
1970 Catfish Hunter 40
1938 George Caster 40
1911 Jack Coombs 40
1907 Eddie Plank 40
1903 Eddie Plank 40
Career Games Started
Rank Player GS
1 Eddie Plank 458
2 Catfish Hunter 340
3 Chief Bender 288
4 Lefty Grove 267
5 Rube Walberg 266
6 Vida Blue 262
7 Eddie Rommel 249
8 Dave Stewart 245
9 Alex Kellner 239
10 Barry Zito 224

Single-Season Wins
Rank Year Player W
1 1931 Lefty Grove 31
1910 Jack Coombs 27
3 1930 Lefty Grove 28
1911 Jack Coombs 28
5 1990 Bob Welch 27
1922 Eddie Rommel 27
1905 Rube Waddell 27
8 1912 Eddie Plank 26
1904 Eddie Plank 26
10 1974 Catfish Hunter 25
1932 Lefty Grove 25
1904 Rube Waddell 25
Career Wins
Rank Player W
1 Eddie Plank 284
2 Lefty Grove 195
3 Chief Bender 193
4 Eddie Rommel 171
5 Catfish Hunter 161
6 Rube Walberg 134
7 Rube Waddell 131
8 Vida Blue 124
9 Dave Stewart 119
10 Jack Coombs 115

Single-Season Losses
Rank Year Player L
1 1920 Scott Perry 25
2 1916 Bullet Joe Bush 24
3 1921 Eddie Rommel 23
1920 Rollie Naylor 23
1916 Elmer Myers 23
6 1956 Art Ditmar 22
1915 Weldon Wyckoff 22
8 1943 Lum Harris 21
1937 Harry Kelley 21
10 1980 Brian Kingman 20
1963 Orlando Pena 20
1953 Harry Byrd 20
1950 Alex Kellner 20
1945 Bobo Newsom 20
1938 George Caster 20
1936 Gordon Rhodes 20
1922 Slim Harriss 20
1916 Jack Nabors 20
Career Losses
Rank Player L
1 Eddie Plank 162
2 Eddie Rommel 119
3 Rube Walberg 114
4 Catfish Hunter 113
5 Alex Kellner 108
6 Rick Langford 105
7 Chief Bender 102
8 Slim Harriss 93
9 Vida Blue 86
10 Rollie Naylor 83

Single-Season ERA
Rank Year Player ERA
1 1910 Jack Coombs 1.30
2 1909 Harry Krause 1.39
3 1905 Rube Waddell 1.48
4 1910 Cy Morgan 1.55
5 1910 Chief Bender 1.58
6 1904 Rube Waddell 1.62
7 1909 Cy Morgan 1.65
8 1909 Chief Bender 1.66
9 1909 Eddie Plank 1.76
10 1971 Vida Blue 1.82
Career ERA
Rank Player ERA
1 Rube Waddell 1.97
2 Cy Morgan 2.15
3 Chief Bender 2.32
4 Eddie Plank 2.39
5 Harry Krause 2.42
6 Andy Coakley 2.51
7 Jack Coombs 2.60
8 Jimmy Dygert 2.65
9 Dennis Eckersley 2.74
10 Lefty Grove 2.88

Single-Season Innings Pitched
Rank Year Player IP
1 1904 Rube Waddell 383
2 1904 Eddie Plank 357.1
3 1910 Jack Coombs 353
4 1905 Eddie Plank 346.2
5 1907 Eddie Plank 343.2
6 1911 Jack Coombs 336.2
7 1903 Eddie Plank 336
8 1918 Scott Perry 332.1
9 1901 Chick Fraser 331
10 1905 Rube Waddell 328.2
Career Innings Pitched
Rank Player IP
1 Eddie Plank 3,860.2
2 Chief Bender 2,602
3 Eddie Rommel 2,557
4 Catfish Hunter 2,456.1
5 Lefty Grove 2,401
6 Rube Walberg 2,186.2
7 Vida Blue 1,945.2
8 Rube Waddell 1,869.1
9 Alex Kellner 1,730.1
10 Dave Stewart 1,717.1

Single-Season Complete Games
Rank Year Player CG
1 1904 Rube Waddell 39
2 1904 Eddie Plank 37
3 1910 Jack Coombs 35
1905 Eddie Plank 35
1901 Chick Fraser 35
6 1903 Rube Waddell 34
7 1907 Eddie Plank 33
1903 Eddie Plank 33
9 1916 Elmer Myers 31
1904 Weldon Henley 31
1902 Eddie Plank 31
Career Complete Games
Rank Player CG
1 Eddie Plank 362
2 Chief Bender 228
3 Lefty Grove 179
4 Rube Waddell 168
5 Eddie Rommel 145
6 Jack Coombs 135
7 Rube Walberg 125
8 Catfish Hunter 116
9 Vida Blue 105
10 Alex Kellner 95

Single-Season Shutouts
Rank Year Player SHO
1 1910 Jack Coombs 13
2 1971 Vida Blue 8
1916 Bullet Joe Bush 8
1907 Eddie Plank 8
1906 Rube Waddell 8
1904 Rube Waddell 8
7 1914 Chief Bender 7
1913 Eddie Plank 7
1909 Harry Krause 7
1907 Rube Waddell 7
1905 Rube Waddell 7
1904 Eddie Plank 7
Career Shutouts
Rank Player SHO
1 Eddie Plank 59
2 Rube Waddell 37
3 Chief Bender 36
4 Catfish Hunter 31
5 Vida blue 28
Jack Coombs 28
7 Lefty Grove 20
8 Eddie Rommel 18
9 Jimmy Dygert 16
10 Rube Walberg 15
Bullet Joe Bush 15

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1904 Rube Waddell 349
2 1903 Rube Waddell 302
3 1971 Vida Blue 301
4 1905 Rube Waddell 287
5 1907 Rube Waddell 232
6 1910 Jack Coombs 224
7 1905 Eddie Plank 210
1902 Rube Waddell 210
9 1930 Lefty Grove 209
10 2001 Barry Zito 205
1995 Todd Stottlemyre 205
1987 Dave Stewart 205
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Eddie Plank 1,985
2 Rube Waddell 1,576
3 Chief Bender 1,536
4 Lefty Grove 1,523
5 Catfish Hunter 1,520
6 Vida Blue 1,315
7 Dave Stewart 1,152
8 Barry Zito 1,098
9 Rube Walberg 907
10 Tim Hudson 899

Single-Season Saves
Rank Year Player SV
1 1992 Dennis Eckersley 51
2 1990 Dennis Eckersley 48
3 1988 Dennis Eckersley 45
4 2002 Billy Koch 44
5 2003 Keith Foulke 43
1991 Dennis Eckersley 43
7 2013 Grant Balfour 38
8 2006 Huston Street 37
9 1993 Dennis Eckersley 36
1984 Bill Caudill 36
Career Saves
Rank Player SV
1 Dennis Eckersley 320
2 Rollie Fingers 136
3 Billy Taylor 100
4 Huston Street 94
5 Andrew Bailey 75
Jason Isringhausen 75
7 John Wyatt 72
8 Grant Balfour 64
9 Jay Howell 61
10 Jack Aker 59

Single-Season Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Year Player WHIP
1 1972 Catfish Hunter 0.914
2 1910 Chief Bender 0.916
3 1909 Harry Krause 0.939
4 1971 Vida Blue 0.952
5 1909 Chief Bender 0.964
6 1909 Cy Morgan 0.975
7 1905 Rube Waddell 0.977
8 1974 Catfish Hunter 0.986
9 1907 Chief Bender 0.998
10 1908 Eddie Plank 1.014
Career Walks + Hits / IP
Rank Player WHIP
1 Dennis Eckersley 0.953
2 Rube Waddell 1.062
3 Chief Bender 1.091
4 Harry Krause 1.112
5 Catfish Hunter 1.126
6 Eddie Plank 1.127
7 Rollie Fingers 1.135
8 Vida Blue 1.165
9 Jim Nash 1.170
10 Cy Morgan 1.171