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Negro American League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. SmithKCM 2.5
2. BrownKCM 2.0
3. LaMarqueKCM 1.9
4. ThompsonKCM 1.9
5. JessupCAG 1.5
6. ClarkeCBE 1.2
7. RichardsonKCM 1.2
8. WilliamsIC 1.1
9. JethroeCBE 1.1
10. BankheadMRS 0.9
BrewerCBE 0.9
WAR for Pitchers
1. SmithKCM 2.6
2. LaMarqueKCM 1.7
3. JessupCAG 1.5
4. RichardsonKCM 1.2
5. WilliamsIC 1.0
6. BankheadMRS 0.9
7. PaigeKCM 0.9
8. BrewerCBE 0.9
9. ClarkeCBE 0.9
10. AlexanderKCM 0.9
Earned Run Average
1. RichardsonKCM 1.33
2. SmithKCM 1.77
3. JessupCAG 2.72
4. ClarkeCBE 2.75
5. LockeCAG 3.38
6. AlexanderKCM 3.40
7. WilliamsIC 3.43
8. LaMarqueKCM 3.60
9. NewberryBBB 4.25
10. McCoyCAG 4.55
Wins
1. LaMarqueKCM 8
2. SmithKCM 7
3. SmithKCM 5
WilliamsIC 5
5. ClarkeCBE 4
6. RichardsonKCM 3
JohnsonKCM 3
8. AlexanderKCM 2
BremerCBE 2
PowellBBB 2
BerryKCM 2
JessupCAG 2
BrackenCBE 2
LockeCAG 2
RamseyMRS 2
SharpeMRS 2
Win-Loss %
1. ClarkeCBE 1.000
RichardsonKCM 1.000
3. LaMarqueKCM .727
4. WilliamsIC .714
5. JessupCAG .667
LockeCAG .667
7. SmithKCM .636
8. SmithKCM .625
9. AlexanderKCM .500
JohnsonKCM .500
Walks & Hits per IP
1. JessupCAG 1.156
2. RichardsonKCM 1.185
3. SmithKCM 1.196
4. AlexanderKCM 1.244
5. WilliamsIC 1.309
6. ClarkeCBE 1.333
7. NewberryBBB 1.382
8. LockeCAG 1.417
9. LaMarqueKCM 1.419
10. GodínezIC 1.500
Hits per 9 IP
1. JessupCAG 5.450
2. RichardsonKCM 6.333
3. SmithKCM 7.071
4. AlexanderKCM 7.800
5. LockeCAG 9.000
ClarkeCBE 9.000
7. PerryBBB 9.750
8. LaMarqueKCM 9.857
9. Wylie2TM 10.094
10. WilliamsIC 10.144
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. SmithKCM 1.546
2. WilliamsIC 1.641
3. GodínezIC 1.731
4. NewberryBBB 2.124
5. LaMarqueKCM 2.914
6. ClarkeCBE 3.000
7. HenryIC 3.375
8. AlexanderKCM 3.400
9. SmithKCM 3.696
10. LockeCAG 3.750
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. RichardsonKCM 9.667
2. LaMarqueKCM 6.857
3. McCoyCAG 6.181
4. JessupCAG 5.945
5. AlexanderKCM 5.800
6. BerryKCM 5.500
7. ClarkeCBE 5.250
8. LockeCAG 4.875
9. NewberryBBB 4.854
10. ColzieIC 4.743
Games Played
1. BerryKCM 15
2. LaMarqueKCM 14
3. SmithKCM 13
4. JohnsonKCM 12
5. AlexanderKCM 10
Wylie2TM 10
7. SmithKCM 8
WilliamsIC 8
9. BumpusCAG 7
NewberryBBB 7
Saves
1. BerryKCM 3
2. BremerCBE 1
BumpusCAG 1
HollingsworthBBB 1
DavisCBE 1
WilliamsIC 1
Wylie2TM 1
Innings Pitched
1. LaMarqueKCM 105.0
2. SmithKCM 75.2
3. WilliamsIC 60.1
4. JohnsonKCM 57.1
5. SmithKCM 56.0
6. AlexanderKCM 45.0
7. JessupCAG 36.1
8. BerryKCM 36.0
ClarkeCBE 36.0
10. Wylie2TM 35.2
Strikeouts
1. LaMarqueKCM 80
2. AlexanderKCM 29
RichardsonKCM 29
4. SmithKCM 26
JohnsonKCM 26
6. SmithKCM 25
7. JessupCAG 24
8. BerryKCM 22
9. ClarkeCBE 21
BankheadMRS 21
Games Started
1. LaMarqueKCM 13
2. SmithKCM 8
3. WilliamsIC 7
4. AlexanderKCM 6
SmithKCM 6
JohnsonKCM 6
7. JessupCAG 5
8. ColzieIC 4
BrewerCBE 4
PaigeKCM 4
ClarkeCBE 4
HenryIC 4
Complete Games
1. LaMarqueKCM 10
2. WilliamsIC 7
3. SmithKCM 6
4. SmithKCM 5
5. ClarkeCBE 4
6. RichardsonKCM 3
HenryIC 3
JohnsonKCM 3
LockeCAG 3
10. AlexanderKCM 2
JohnsonCAG 2
NewberryBBB 2
BrewerCBE 2
GuilbeIC 2
JessupCAG 2
Huber2TM 2
BankheadMRS 2
GodínezIC 2
RamseyMRS 2
SharpeMRS 2
Shutouts
1. SmithKCM 2
JessupCAG 2
3. BrewerCBE 1
ClarkeCBE 1
Home Runs
1. JohnsonKCM 6
2. GuilbeIC 3
McCoyCAG 3
GodínezIC 3
HenryIC 3
6. BerryKCM 2
SmithKCM 2
PollardBBB 2
9. AndersonBBB 1
VázquezIC 1
BooneCBE 1
BrownIC 1
HeardBBB 1
PerryBBB 1
StewartCAG 1
Huber2TM 1
BrackenCBE 1
LockeCAG 1
WhiteMRS 1
PurcellMRS 1
DavisCBE 1
CarterMRS 1
SmithKCM 1
PowellBBB 1
MathisMRS 1
JohnsonCAG 1
HollingsworthBBB 1
ColzieIC 1
BremerCBE 1
Bases on Balls
1. JohnsonKCM 38
2. LaMarqueKCM 34
3. Wylie2TM 25
4. SmithKCM 23
5. CollinsKCM 21
6. JessupCAG 20
7. BerryKCM 18
8. AlexanderKCM 17
9. ColzieIC 15
PerryBBB 15
Huber2TM 15
BrackenCBE 15
Hits
1. LaMarqueKCM 115
2. SmithKCM 104
3. JohnsonKCM 82
4. WilliamsIC 68
5. BerryKCM 48
6. SmithKCM 44
7. Huber2TM 40
Wylie2TM 40
9. AlexanderKCM 39
10. ClarkeCBE 36
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. LaMarqueKCM 2.353
2. NewberryBBB 2.286
3. RichardsonKCM 2.231
4. GodínezIC 2.200
5. SmithKCM 1.923
6. WilliamsIC 1.818
7. ClarkeCBE 1.750
8. AlexanderKCM 1.706
9. McCoyCAG 1.583
10. LockeCAG 1.300
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. AlexanderKCM 0.000
Wylie2TM 0.000
NewberryBBB 0.000
LaMarqueKCM 0.000
WilliamsIC 0.000
ClarkeCBE 0.000
RichardsonKCM 0.000
JessupCAG 0.000
9. SmithKCM 0.161
10. SmithKCM 0.238
Losses
1. JohnsonCAG 4
SmithKCM 4
HenryIC 4
4. BumpusCAG 3
SmithKCM 3
BerryKCM 3
McCoyCAG 3
LaMarqueKCM 3
PerryBBB 3
Huber2TM 3
JohnsonKCM 3
Earned Runs
1. JohnsonKCM 49
2. SmithKCM 46
3. LaMarqueKCM 42
4. WilliamsIC 23
Wylie2TM 23
6. BerryKCM 22
Huber2TM 22
8. AlexanderKCM 17
BumpusCAG 17
CollinsKCM 17
GodínezIC 17
HenryIC 17
Wild Pitches
1. BankheadMRS 4
2. BooneCBE 3
3. BumpusCAG 2
GreeneKCM 2
StewartCAG 2
JohnsonKCM 2
7. RhodesCAG 1
PaigeKCM 1
SharpeMRS 1
Hit By Pitch
1. LaMarqueKCM 4
2. DavisCBE 3
McCoyCAG 3
RichardsonKCM 3
SmithKCM 3
JohnsonKCM 3
LockeCAG 3
8. AlexanderKCM 2
BerryKCM 2
CollinsKCM 2
GodínezIC 2
PollardBBB 2
VázquezIC 2
WilliamsIC 2
Wylie2TM 2
Batters Faced
1. LaMarqueKCM 471
2. SmithKCM 343
3. JohnsonKCM 299
4. WilliamsIC 261
5. SmithKCM 232
6. AlexanderKCM 196
7. BerryKCM 180
8. Wylie2TM 172
9. ClarkeCBE 156
10. JessupCAG 147
Games Finished
1. BerryKCM 7
2. Wylie2TM 6
3. SmithKCM 5
4. NewberryBBB 4
Huber2TM 4
6. BremerCBE 3
BumpusCAG 3
HollingsworthBBB 3
RhodesCAG 3
JohnsonKCM 3
Adjusted ERA+
1. RichardsonKCM 338
2. SmithKCM 254
3. JessupCAG 165
4. ClarkeCBE 164
5. LockeCAG 134
6. AlexanderKCM 132
7. WilliamsIC 131
8. LaMarqueKCM 124
9. NewberryBBB 106
10. McCoyCAG 99
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. LaMarqueKCM 2.21
2. RichardsonKCM 2.27
3. NewberryBBB 2.38
4. ClarkeCBE 2.56
5. AlexanderKCM 2.62
6. WilliamsIC 2.63
7. SmithKCM 2.96
8. JessupCAG 3.06
9. SmithKCM 3.23
10. LockeCAG 3.73
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. SmithKCM 17
2. RichardsonKCM 9
3. LaMarqueKCM 8
4. JessupCAG 8
5. BrewerCBE 7
6. ClarkeCBE 7
7. PaigeKCM 6
8. BankheadMRS 6
9. WilliamsIC 6
10. RamseyMRS 5
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. SmithKCM 1.6
2. RichardsonKCM 0.9
3. JessupCAG 0.8
4. LaMarqueKCM 0.7
5. BrewerCBE 0.7
6. ClarkeCBE 0.6
7. PaigeKCM 0.6
BankheadMRS 0.6
9. WilliamsIC 0.5
10. RamseyMRS 0.5

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