Major League All-Time Pitching Records

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

(through 2006)

  • Most Games Won?511, Cy Young, Cleveland N.L., 1890?98, St. Louis N.L., 1899?1900, Boston A.L., 1901?08, Cleveland A.L., 1909?11, Boston N.L., 1911.
  • Most Games Won, Season?54, Al Spalding, Boston N.A., 1875. (Since 1900?41, Jack Chesbro, New York A.L., 1904).
  • Most Consecutive Games Won?24, Carl Hubbell, New York N.L., 1936 (16) and 1937 (8).
  • Most Consecutive Games Won, Season?19, Tim Keefe, New York N.L., 1888; Rube Marquard, New York N.L., 1912.
  • Most Years Won 20 or More Games?16, Cy Young, Cleveland N.L., 1891?98, St. Louis N.L., 1899?1900, Boston A.L., 1901?04, 1907?08.
  • Most Shutouts?110, Walter Johnson, Washington A.L., 1907?27.
  • Most Shutouts, Season?16, Grover Alexander, Philadelphia N.L., 1916.
  • Most Consecutive Shutouts?6, Sam Leever, Pittsburgh, N.L., 1903; Don Drysdale, Los Angeles N.L., 1968.
  • Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings?59, Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1988.
  • Most Strikeouts?5,714, Nolan Ryan, New York N.L., California A.L., Houston N.L., 1968?1988 Texas, 1989?93.
  • Most Strikeouts, Season?513, Matthew Kilroy, Baltimore A.A., 1886. (Since 1900?383, Nolan Ryan, California A.L., 1973).
  • Most Strikeouts, Game?21, Tom Cheney, Washington A.L., 1962, 16 innings. 20, Roger Clemens, Boston A.L., 1986, nine innings; Kerry Wood, Chicago N.L., 1998, nine innings.
  • Most Consecutive Strikeouts?10, Tom Seaver, New York N.L. vs. San Diego, April 22, 1970.
  • Most Games, Season?106, Mike Marshall, Los Angeles N.L., 1974.
  • Most Complete Games, Season?75, William White, Cincinnati N.L., 1879. (Since 1900?48, Jack Chesbro, New York A.L., 1904).