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Negro National League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. FosterCAG 8.5
2. SuttlesSLS 6.4
3. StearnesDS 6.0
4. BellKCM 5.9
5. HarneyCAG 5.6
6. WellsSLS 4.9
7. CurryCAG 4.4
8. RoganKCM 3.8
9. BrewerKCM 3.8
10. HensleySLS 3.7
WAR for Pitchers
1. FosterCAG 8.3
2. BellKCM 5.6
3. HarneyCAG 5.0
4. CurryCAG 4.2
5. BrewerKCM 3.8
6. HensleySLS 3.8
7. CooperDS 3.1
8. McCallABC 2.8
RoganKCM 2.8
10. McDonaldCAG 2.3
Earned Run Average
1. FosterCAG 1.80
2. BrewerKCM 2.37
3. BellKCM 2.39
4. HarneyCAG 2.41
5. RoganKCM 2.86
6. CurryCAG 2.96
7. BellDS 3.12
8. McCallABC 3.53
9. McDonaldCAG 3.56
10. DeanKCM 3.86
Wins
1. HensleySLS 18
2. BellKCM 15
3. CooperDS 13
FosterCAG 13
5. RoganKCM 12
BrewerKCM 12
7. HarneyCAG 11
HamptonDS 11
9. McDonaldCAG 10
RossSLS 10
CurryCAG 10
Win-Loss %
1. BrewerKCM .923
2. RoganKCM .800
3. McDonaldCAG .769
4. FosterCAG .765
5. BellKCM .714
CurryCAG .714
7. HensleySLS .692
8. HarneyCAG .647
9. BellDS .636
MitchellABC .636
DeanKCM .636
Walks & Hits per IP
1. FosterCAG 0.979
2. BellKCM 1.051
3. McDonaldCAG 1.126
4. HarneyCAG 1.143
5. BrewerKCM 1.162
6. McCallABC 1.230
7. RoganKCM 1.239
8. CurryCAG 1.263
9. CooperDS 1.269
10. BellDS 1.298
Hits per 9 IP
1. FosterCAG 5.926
2. BrewerKCM 6.973
3. BellKCM 7.220
4. BellDS 7.788
5. HarneyCAG 8.238
6. McDonaldCAG 8.355
7. McCallABC 8.392
8. RoganKCM 8.731
9. Treadwell2TM 9.117
10. MitchellABC 9.335
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. DeanKCM 1.286
2. CooperDS 1.731
3. McDonaldCAG 1.779
4. HamptonDS 1.880
5. CurryCAG 1.971
6. HarneyCAG 2.045
7. BellKCM 2.237
8. RoganKCM 2.421
9. MillerABC 2.539
10. McCallABC 2.676
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. McDonaldCAG 5.957
2. BrewerKCM 5.786
3. FosterCAG 5.719
4. Treadwell2TM 5.260
5. McCallABC 5.047
6. RoganKCM 4.989
7. DrakeABC 4.832
8. HensleySLS 4.740
9. DíazCSW 4.673
10. WilliamsDM 4.557
Games Played
1. HensleySLS 40
2. CooperDS 37
3. DavisSLS 36
4. RossSLS 32
5. BrownSLS 31
6. MorrisDS 30
7. HarneyCAG 28
8. FosterCAG 27
DíazCSW 27
10. HamptonDS 25
Saves
1. HarneyCAG 4
RossSLS 4
3. CooperDS 3
MéndezKCM 3
DavisSLS 3
AlexanderCEL 3
HensleySLS 3
8. HamptonDS 2
DeanKCM 2
10. BrewerKCM 1
CurryCAG 1
DíazCSW 1
DrakeABC 1
FosterCAG 1
GlassSLS 1
McDonaldCAG 1
MorrisDS 1
PadrónABC 1
Newsome2TM 1
Miller3TM 1
Dixon2TM 1
WilsonDM 1
RoganKCM 1
PoindexterCAG 1
JohnsonCEL 1
PattonSLS 1
Innings Pitched
1. HensleySLS 231.2
2. CooperDS 182.0
3. BellKCM 177.0
4. FosterCAG 174.2
5. HamptonDS 158.0
6. DíazCSW 156.0
7. HarneyCAG 149.2
8. McCallABC 148.0
9. RosellCSW 147.2
MorrisDS 147.2
Strikeouts
1. HensleySLS 122
2. FosterCAG 111
3. McCallABC 83
4. DíazCSW 81
5. BrewerKCM 78
6. McDonaldCAG 77
7. HarneyCAG 72
8. CooperDS 70
9. RosellCSW 69
10. RoganKCM 68
BellKCM 68
Games Started
1. HensleySLS 25
2. CooperDS 23
3. HamptonDS 22
4. BellKCM 19
5. DavisSLS 18
RossSLS 18
7. RosellCSW 17
FosterCAG 17
DíazCSW 17
CurryCAG 17
McCallABC 17
Complete Games
1. BellKCM 16
2. RosellCSW 15
3. HamptonDS 13
4. HensleySLS 12
McCallABC 12
FosterCAG 12
CooperDS 12
DrakeABC 12
9. HarneyCAG 11
DíazCSW 11
Shutouts
1. FosterCAG 5
2. BellDS 2
BrewerKCM 2
CurryCAG 2
RileABC 2
6. BellKCM 1
CooperDS 1
DeanKCM 1
DíazCSW 1
HamptonDS 1
HarneyCAG 1
McCallABC 1
MillerABC 1
PoindexterCAG 1
RosellCSW 1
StephensABC 1
Home Runs
1. HensleySLS 20
2. RosellCSW 19
3. MorrisDS 14
RossSLS 14
5. HamptonDS 13
DíazCSW 13
7. GómezCSW 12
8. PedemonteCSW 11
9. Treadwell2TM 10
McCallABC 10
Bases on Balls
1. HensleySLS 89
2. BrownSLS 76
3. DíazCSW 63
4. JohnsonCEL 61
5. RossSLS 58
6. MorrisDS 57
7. FosterCAG 56
8. RosellCSW 53
9. Treadwell2TM 51
10. StephensABC 49
GómezCSW 49
Hits
1. HensleySLS 250
2. CooperDS 196
3. GómezCSW 195
4. RossSLS 190
5. DíazCSW 184
6. DavisSLS 182
7. RosellCSW 176
MorrisDS 176
9. HamptonDS 175
10. BrownSLS 174
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. McDonaldCAG 3.348
2. DeanKCM 2.250
3. HarneyCAG 2.118
4. RoganKCM 2.061
5. CooperDS 2.000
6. FosterCAG 1.982
7. McCallABC 1.886
8. CurryCAG 1.767
9. BrewerKCM 1.660
10. HamptonDS 1.606
Home Runs per 9 IP
1. BrewerKCM 0.074
2. BellKCM 0.153
3. FosterCAG 0.206
4. RoganKCM 0.220
5. CurryCAG 0.263
6. BrownSLS 0.278
7. HarneyCAG 0.301
8. MitchellABC 0.301
9. CooperDS 0.346
10. DeanKCM 0.429
Losses
1. RosellCSW 15
2. DíazCSW 11
McCallABC 11
HamptonDS 11
Treadwell2TM 11
6. WilliamsDM 10
PedemonteCSW 10
GómezCSW 10
9. CooperDS 9
JohnsonCEL 9
Earned Runs
1. HensleySLS 107
2. RossSLS 105
3. DíazCSW 97
4. RosellCSW 95
5. BrownSLS 92
6. MorrisDS 91
7. DavisSLS 84
8. HamptonDS 82
9. GómezCSW 81
10. CooperDS 79
Wild Pitches
1. BranhamCEL 6
JohnsonCEL 6
3. PedemonteCSW 5
4. WallCEL 4
DíazCSW 4
RosellCSW 4
7. BrewerKCM 3
Miller3TM 3
MitchellABC 3
10. DrakeABC 2
PattonSLS 2
MorrisDS 2
BellKCM 2
RossSLS 2
HensleySLS 2
GómezCSW 2
GlassSLS 2
StephensABC 2
BrownSLS 2
Hit By Pitch
1. BrewerKCM 12
2. MorrisDS 11
BrownSLS 11
DavisSLS 11
5. JohnsonCEL 10
6. HensleySLS 9
7. McDonaldCAG 8
8. FosterCAG 7
PadrónABC 7
RossSLS 7
CooperDS 7
Batters Faced
1. HensleySLS 1,006
2. CooperDS 764
3. BellKCM 718
4. DíazCSW 701
5. HamptonDS 676
6. GómezCSW 673
7. FosterCAG 671
MorrisDS 671
9. RosellCSW 660
10. RossSLS 658
Games Finished
1. HarneyCAG 14
2. DavisSLS 12
3. CooperDS 11
HensleySLS 11
5. MorrisDS 10
BrownSLS 10
7. GómezCSW 9
DíazCSW 9
9. RossSLS 8
10. GlassSLS 7
RoganKCM 7
Adjusted ERA+
1. FosterCAG 252
2. BrewerKCM 192
3. BellKCM 190
4. HarneyCAG 189
5. RoganKCM 159
6. CurryCAG 154
7. BellDS 146
8. McCallABC 129
9. McDonaldCAG 128
10. DeanKCM 118
Fielding Independent Pitching
1. RoganKCM 3.09
2. FosterCAG 3.14
3. HarneyCAG 3.30
4. BrewerKCM 3.31
5. BellKCM 3.33
6. McDonaldCAG 3.40
7. CurryCAG 3.40
8. CooperDS 3.45
9. DeanKCM 3.47
10. McCallABC 3.76
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. FosterCAG 54
2. BellKCM 41
3. HarneyCAG 34
4. BrewerKCM 28
5. CurryCAG 25
6. RoganKCM 21
7. McCallABC 16
8. CooperDS 15
9. BellDS 15
10. HensleySLS 13
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. FosterCAG 5.3
2. BellKCM 3.9
3. HarneyCAG 3.2
4. BrewerKCM 2.7
5. CurryCAG 2.3
6. RoganKCM 1.9
7. McCallABC 1.5
8. CooperDS 1.4
9. BellDS 1.4
10. HensleySLS 1.2

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