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Negro American League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. SmithKCM 3.8
2. StrongKCM 2.0
3. BrownKCM 1.8
4. PaigeKCM 1.5
5. BankheadBBB 1.4
6. Mathis2TM 1.0
7. SmithKCM 0.9
8. HenryJRC 0.9
9. GreeneKCM 0.8
10. MossMRS 0.8
WAR for Pitchers
1. SmithKCM 3.1
2. PaigeKCM 1.3
3. BankheadBBB 1.3
4. HenryJRC 0.8
5. WalkerKCM 0.8
McKinnisBBB 0.8
7. Mathis2TM 0.7
8. SmithKCM 0.7
9. BradleyKCM 0.7
10. MossMRS 0.6
Earned Run Average
1. WalkerKCM 1.46
2. SmithKCM 1.53
3. SmithKCM 1.77
4. HenryJRC 2.03
5. BradleyKCM 2.32
6. PaigeKCM 2.35
7. McKinnisBBB 2.45
JohnsonKCM 2.45
9. BankheadBBB 2.66
10. CorneliusCAG 2.66
Wins
1. SmithKCM 10
2. PaigeKCM 5
3. BankheadBBB 4
4. BradleyKCM 3
SmithKCM 3
MossMRS 3
JohnsonKCM 3
8. Mathis2TM 2
SmithSNS 2
McKinnisBBB 2
McAllisterSNS 2
HenryJRC 2
FerrellCAG 2
Win-Loss %
1. SmithKCM 1.000
FerrellCAG 1.000
SmithKCM 1.000
PaigeKCM 1.000
McKinnisBBB 1.000
6. BankheadBBB .800
7. BradleyKCM .750
8. HenryJRC .667
9. MossMRS .600
JohnsonKCM .600
Walks & Hits per IP
1. SmithKCM 0.809
2. PaigeKCM 0.848
3. WalkerKCM 0.932
4. HenryJRC 0.935
5. JohnsonKCM 0.955
6. BradleyKCM 1.008
7. SmithKCM 1.082
8. BankheadBBB 1.114
9. Mathis2TM 1.130
10. McAllisterSNS 1.146
Hits per 9 IP
1. SmithKCM 6.339
2. HenryJRC 6.387
3. BankheadBBB 6.545
4. PaigeKCM 6.652
5. BradleyKCM 6.750
6. WalkerKCM 6.932
7. SmithKCM 7.082
8. Jessup2TM 7.322
9. McKinnisBBB 7.364
JohnsonKCM 7.364
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. SmithKCM 0.939
2. PaigeKCM 0.978
3. BryantKCM 1.209
4. JohnsonKCM 1.227
5. WalkerKCM 1.459
6. RadcliffeMRS 1.705
7. Mathis2TM 1.753
8. HenryJRC 2.032
9. FerrellCAG 2.177
10. BradleyKCM 2.320
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. PaigeKCM 7.630
2. SmithSNS 7.393
3. Mathis2TM 7.013
4. SmithKCM 6.222
5. SmithKCM 6.197
6. HenryJRC 6.097
7. MossMRS 6.058
8. BryantKCM 6.045
9. BankheadBBB 5.523
10. RadcliffeMRS 5.400
Games Played
1. SmithKCM 13
2. GipsonBBB 9
MossMRS 9
PaigeKCM 9
SmithSNS 9
RadcliffeMRS 9
7. BankheadBBB 8
CorneliusCAG 8
9. BradleyKCM 7
10. McAllisterSNS 6
JohnsonKCM 6
Saves
1. SmithKCM 3
2. RadcliffeMRS 2
3. AlexanderCAG 1
BankheadBBB 1
EllisJRC 1
JohnsonKCM 1
Innings Pitched
1. SmithKCM 76.2
2. SmithSNS 56.0
3. MossMRS 52.0
4. CorneliusCAG 50.2
5. McAllisterSNS 48.0
6. PaigeKCM 46.0
7. BankheadBBB 44.0
8. GipsonBBB 43.2
9. BradleyKCM 42.2
10. RadcliffeMRS 31.2
Strikeouts
1. SmithKCM 53
2. SmithSNS 46
3. PaigeKCM 39
4. MossMRS 35
5. McAllisterSNS 28
6. BankheadBBB 27
7. GipsonBBB 25
8. BradleyKCM 24
9. HenryJRC 21
CorneliusCAG 21
Games Started
1. PaigeKCM 9
2. CorneliusCAG 8
3. MossMRS 7
SmithSNS 7
5. GipsonBBB 6
SmithKCM 6
7. BankheadBBB 5
McAllisterSNS 5
BradleyKCM 5
10. HenryJRC 4
BryantKCM 4
WalkerKCM 4
Complete Games
1. SmithKCM 6
2. McAllisterSNS 5
3. SmithSNS 4
4. BankheadBBB 3
5. Mathis2TM 2
WalkerKCM 2
SarvisJRC 2
PaigeKCM 2
McKinnisBBB 2
HenryJRC 2
BradleyKCM 2
CorneliusCAG 2
Shutouts
1. SmithKCM 2
2. BankheadBBB 1
BryantKCM 1
EvansMRS 1
FerrellCAG 1
KeyesMRS 1
WalkerKCM 1
Bases on Balls
1. SmithSNS 21
2. CorneliusCAG 19
3. BankheadBBB 17
4. MossMRS 16
5. McAllisterSNS 14
GipsonBBB 14
7. HudsonCAG 11
BradleyKCM 11
9. BooneSNS 10
10. McKinnisBBB 9
Jessup2TM 9
Hits
1. GipsonBBB 54
SmithKCM 54
3. MossMRS 48
4. SmithSNS 47
5. CorneliusCAG 46
6. McAllisterSNS 41
7. RadcliffeMRS 39
8. PaigeKCM 34
9. BankheadBBB 32
BradleyKCM 32
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. PaigeKCM 7.800
2. SmithKCM 6.625
3. BryantKCM 5.000
4. Mathis2TM 4.000
5. RadcliffeMRS 3.167
6. HenryJRC 3.000
JohnsonKCM 3.000
8. SmithKCM 2.333
9. WalkerKCM 2.250
10. SmithSNS 2.190
Losses
1. CorneliusCAG 6
GipsonBBB 6
3. SmithSNS 5
4. RadcliffeMRS 4
McAllisterSNS 4
6. MarkhamBBB 3
7. Mathis2TM 2
BooneSNS 2
WalkerKCM 2
SarvisJRC 2
GibsonCAG 2
MossMRS 2
JohnsonKCM 2
Earned Runs
1. GipsonBBB 32
2. McAllisterSNS 26
SmithSNS 26
4. MossMRS 24
5. CorneliusCAG 15
RadcliffeMRS 15
7. AllenJRC 13
SmithKCM 13
BankheadBBB 13
10. BooneSNS 12
PaigeKCM 12
FerrellCAG 12
Wild Pitches
1. SmithSNS 4
2. CorneliusCAG 2
3. BradleyKCM 1
BrewerKCM 1
FerrellCAG 1
HudsonCAG 1
PaigeKCM 1
ShieldsCAG 1
Hit By Pitch
1. SmithSNS 5
2. MossMRS 4
3. CorneliusCAG 3
4. GipsonBBB 2
Jessup2TM 2
WalkerKCM 2
RadcliffeMRS 2
PaigeKCM 2
McKinnisBBB 2
JohnsonKCM 2
AllenJRC 2
BroomeJRC 2
BradleyKCM 2
BankheadBBB 2
Adjusted ERA+
1. WalkerKCM 260
2. SmithKCM 246
3. SmithKCM 215
4. HenryJRC 186
5. BradleyKCM 162
6. PaigeKCM 160
7. JohnsonKCM 155
8. McKinnisBBB 155
9. BankheadBBB 142
10. CorneliusCAG 141
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. SmithKCM 20
2. PaigeKCM 8
3. WalkerKCM 6
4. BankheadBBB 6
5. BradleyKCM 6
6. HenryJRC 5
7. SmithKCM 5
8. McKinnisBBB 4
9. KeyesMRS 4
10. CorneliusCAG 3
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. SmithKCM 2.1
2. PaigeKCM 0.8
3. WalkerKCM 0.6
4. BankheadBBB 0.6
5. BradleyKCM 0.6
6. HenryJRC 0.5
7. KeyesMRS 0.5
8. SmithKCM 0.5
9. McKinnisBBB 0.4
10. EvansMRS 0.4

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