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Negro American League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WalkerKCM 1.7
2. WilliamsKCM 1.5
3. WrightTC 1.5
4. MatchettKCM 1.5
5. SmithSNS 1.4
6. BradleyKCM 1.4
7. Wilson2TM 1.2
8. MayweatherSNS 1.1
GreeneKCM 1.1
10. RiddleSNS 1.1
MathisMRS 1.1
WAR for Pitchers
1. WalkerKCM 1.7
2. WrightTC 1.6
3. SmithSNS 1.5
4. Wilson2TM 1.2
5. MatchettKCM 1.2
6. HutchinsonMRS 1.1
7. BradleyKCM 1.0
8. MathisMRS 0.8
9. SneadBBB 0.6
10. CalhounSNS 0.6
Earned Run Average
1. WalkerKCM 0.99
2. WrightTC 1.67
3. Wilson2TM 1.93
4. BradleyKCM 2.38
5. MatchettKCM 2.58
6. HutchinsonMRS 2.73
7. SmithSNS 2.76
8. BremerMRS 2.79
9. CalhounSNS 3.18
10. MathisMRS 3.20
Wins
1. MatchettKCM 6
2. CalhounSNS 5
3. SarvisCBR 4
SmithSNS 4
BradleyKCM 4
HudsonCAG 4
KransonKCM 4
8. WalkerKCM 3
HenryCBR 3
JacksonMRS 3
SneadBBB 3
SmithKCM 3
Win-Loss %
1. JacksonMRS 1.000
2. SarvisCBR .800
BradleyKCM .800
KransonKCM .800
5. SneadBBB .750
MatchettKCM .750
WalkerKCM .750
8. CalhounSNS .714
9. HudsonCAG .667
BankheadBBB .667
Walks & Hits per IP
1. WalkerKCM 0.826
2. Wilson2TM 0.918
3. WrightTC 0.930
4. BradleyKCM 0.993
5. MathisMRS 1.105
6. HutchinsonMRS 1.121
7. BankheadBBB 1.125
8. CalhounSNS 1.147
9. SmithSNS 1.172
10. SmithKCM 1.226
Hits per 9 IP
1. WalkerKCM 6.193
2. Wilson2TM 6.337
3. BradleyKCM 6.353
4. HutchinsonMRS 6.546
5. BankheadBBB 6.750
6. SmithSNS 6.781
7. WrightTC 7.326
8. MathisMRS 7.461
9. HudsonCAG 8.290
10. CalhounSNS 8.537
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. WrightTC 1.047
2. WalkerKCM 1.239
3. HowardBBB 1.575
4. SarvisCBR 1.748
5. MoodyBBB 1.750
6. CalhounSNS 1.787
7. Wilson2TM 1.929
8. BremerMRS 2.017
9. SneadBBB 2.025
10. MatchettKCM 2.035
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. SmithKCM 8.277
2. BradleyKCM 7.544
3. SmithSNS 6.530
4. CalhounSNS 6.353
5. McAllisterSNS 6.113
6. HowardBBB 6.075
7. BoweCAG 6.048
8. HenryCBR 6.028
9. WalkerKCM 5.945
10. Wilson2TM 5.786
Games Played
1. HenryCBR 13
2. MatchettKCM 12
HowardBBB 12
SmithSNS 12
CalhounSNS 12
SmithKCM 12
7. MathisMRS 9
McAllisterSNS 9
MoodyBBB 9
10. BremerMRS 8
SarvisCBR 8
SneadBBB 8
BoweCAG 8
KransonKCM 8
Saves
1. HowardBBB 2
CalhounSNS 2
SmithKCM 2
4. SneadBBB 1
WhiteCBR 1
Innings Pitched
1. HenryCBR 71.2
SmithSNS 71.2
3. MatchettKCM 66.1
4. BremerMRS 58.0
5. MathisMRS 50.2
6. SarvisCBR 46.1
7. SmithKCM 45.2
8. BradleyKCM 45.1
CalhounSNS 45.1
10. WrightTC 43.0
Strikeouts
1. SmithSNS 52
2. HenryCBR 48
3. MatchettKCM 42
SmithKCM 42
5. BradleyKCM 38
6. CalhounSNS 32
7. BremerMRS 31
8. SarvisCBR 29
9. MathisMRS 28
BoweCAG 28
Games Started
1. HenryCBR 10
2. SmithSNS 9
3. MatchettKCM 8
KransonKCM 8
5. BremerMRS 6
BoweCAG 6
McAllisterSNS 6
SmithKCM 6
9. BooneMRS 5
MillerCAG 5
SneadBBB 5
MoodyBBB 5
WrightTC 5
Complete Games
1. HenryCBR 6
2. BremerMRS 5
MatchettKCM 5
SmithSNS 5
WrightTC 5
6. HutchinsonMRS 4
MillerCAG 4
8. SarvisCBR 3
Wilson2TM 3
HudsonCAG 3
SmithKCM 3
Shutouts
1. WalkerKCM 2
2. MatchettKCM 1
CorneliusCAG 1
HenryCBR 1
SmithSNS 1
CalhounSNS 1
Bases on Balls
1. HenryCBR 36
2. SmithSNS 30
3. KransonKCM 27
4. HudsonCAG 22
5. McAllisterSNS 20
6. BoweCAG 19
7. MatchettKCM 15
8. MathisMRS 14
MillerCAG 14
10. BremerMRS 13
HutchinsonMRS 13
BradleyKCM 13
Hits
1. HenryCBR 77
2. MatchettKCM 67
3. BremerMRS 63
4. SarvisCBR 56
SneadBBB 56
6. MillerCAG 54
SmithSNS 54
8. HowardBBB 46
9. SmithKCM 45
10. BoweCAG 43
CalhounSNS 43
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. WalkerKCM 4.800
2. HowardBBB 3.857
3. SmithKCM 3.818
4. WrightTC 3.800
5. CalhounSNS 3.556
6. SarvisCBR 3.222
7. Wilson2TM 3.000
8. BradleyKCM 2.923
9. MatchettKCM 2.800
10. BremerMRS 2.385
Losses
1. BremerMRS 7
2. HenryCBR 6
3. HowardBBB 5
SmithKCM 5
5. JohnsonCAG 4
MillerCAG 4
WrightTC 4
8. MathisMRS 3
JessupBBB 3
SmithSNS 3
MoodyBBB 3
Earned Runs
1. HenryCBR 37
2. McAllisterSNS 26
3. MoodyBBB 23
4. MillerCAG 22
SmithSNS 22
6. SarvisCBR 21
KransonKCM 21
SmithKCM 21
9. MatchettKCM 19
BoweCAG 19
HudsonCAG 19
Wild Pitches
1. BradleyKCM 2
2. BryantKCM 1
MatchettKCM 1
WalkerKCM 1
SmithSNS 1
KransonKCM 1
SmithKCM 1
WrightTC 1
Hit By Pitch
1. SmithSNS 6
2. HenryCBR 3
MoodyBBB 3
4. SarvisCBR 2
WalkerKCM 2
BurrisBBB 2
DuncanSNS 2
JohnsonCAG 2
MillerCAG 2
McAllisterSNS 2
HudsonCAG 2
KransonKCM 2
WrightTC 2
Adjusted ERA+
1. WalkerKCM 385
2. WrightTC 228
3. Wilson2TM 201
4. BradleyKCM 160
5. MatchettKCM 147
6. HutchinsonMRS 140
7. SmithSNS 137
8. BremerMRS 136
9. CalhounSNS 120
10. MathisMRS 119
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. WalkerKCM 11
2. WrightTC 9
3. MatchettKCM 8
4. SmithSNS 8
5. BradleyKCM 6
6. Wilson2TM 6
7. HutchinsonMRS 5
8. CarterTC 3
9. CorneliusCAG 3
10. MathisMRS 3
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. WalkerKCM 1.2
2. WrightTC 1.0
3. MatchettKCM 0.7
SmithSNS 0.7
5. Wilson2TM 0.7
6. BradleyKCM 0.6
7. HutchinsonMRS 0.5
8. CarterTC 0.4
9. CorneliusCAG 0.4
10. MosesKCM 0.3
SmithTC 0.3

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