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Negro National League Pitching Leaders

Wins Above Replacement--all
1. WellsSLS 6.8
2. FosterCAG 4.4
3. StreeterBBB 4.3
4. RadcliffeSLS 4.1
5. BellKCM 4.1
6. DeanDS 4.0
7. SuttlesSLS 3.8
8. BrewerKCM 3.1
9. BellSLS 3.1
10. PaigeBBB 3.0
HensleySLS 3.0
GilesSLS 3.0
WAR for Pitchers
1. FosterCAG 4.2
2. BellKCM 3.9
3. DeanDS 3.8
4. StreeterBBB 3.7
5. RadcliffeSLS 3.5
6. BrewerKCM 3.5
7. CooperDS 2.7
8. DíazCSW 2.7
PaigeBBB 2.7
10. HensleySLS 2.5
Earned Run Average
1. RadcliffeSLS 2.58
2. PaigeBBB 2.87
3. BellKCM 2.95
4. DíazCSW 2.95
5. CooperDS 3.10
6. BrewerKCM 3.32
7. DeanDS 3.71
8. TiantCSW 3.72
9. FosterCAG 3.73
10. WillisNEG 3.99
Wins
1. HensleySLS 16
2. Davis2TM 11
FosterCAG 11
4. RadcliffeSLS 10
Salmon2TM 10
BellKCM 10
StreeterBBB 10
8. CooperDS 9
StrongSLS 9
CooperKCM 9
DeanDS 9
Win-Loss %
1. RadcliffeSLS .833
2. TrentSLS .800
HensleySLS .800
4. Davis2TM .786
5. PaigeBBB .778
6. BellKCM .769
7. CooperKCM .750
8. StrongSLS .692
9. MatlockSLS .667
10. WilliamsSLS .615
Walks & Hits per IP
1. PaigeBBB 0.810
2. DeanDS 1.051
3. BellKCM 1.055
4. CooperDS 1.107
5. RadcliffeSLS 1.153
6. DíazCSW 1.216
7. Salmon2TM 1.246
8. Gillispie2TM 1.286
9. FosterCAG 1.287
10. PowellDS 1.301
Hits per 9 IP
1. PaigeBBB 6.212
2. RadcliffeSLS 7.882
3. DeanDS 8.140
4. DíazCSW 8.147
5. BellKCM 8.182
6. Gillispie2TM 8.328
7. FosterCAG 8.406
8. CooperDS 8.591
9. Cornelius2TM 9.046
10. MatlockSLS 9.067
Bases On Balls per 9 IP
1. PaigeBBB 1.075
2. Salmon2TM 1.087
3. BellKCM 1.309
4. DeanDS 1.324
5. CooperDS 1.372
6. StreeterBBB 1.937
7. McDonaldCAG 2.174
8. WillisNEG 2.250
9. PowellDS 2.263
10. BellBBB 2.296
Strikeouts per 9 IP
1. CooperKCM 8.721
2. PaigeBBB 8.243
3. FosterCAG 7.404
4. BellKCM 5.891
5. ShawDS 5.873
6. TiantCSW 5.729
7. VanceBBB 5.655
8. McHenryKCM 5.521
9. Salmon2TM 5.492
10. Davis2TM 5.201
Games Played
1. Bell2TM 29
2. Salmon2TM 27
Cornelius2TM 27
4. FosterCAG 26
HensleySLS 26
6. StreeterBBB 25
7. TrentSLS 23
8. McDonaldCAG 22
9. HolseyCAG 21
Davis2TM 21
CurryMRS 21
Saves
1. HudsonLVB 3
2. CooperDS 2
RadcliffeSLS 2
FosterCAG 2
5. PowellDS 1
HensleySLS 1
DíazCSW 1
CurryMRS 1
Gillispie2TM 1
MorrisCAG 1
BellKCM 1
Bell2TM 1
Salmon2TM 1
WilliamsSLS 1
StrongSLS 1
PaigeBBB 1
McHenryKCM 1
HolseyCAG 1
Innings Pitched
1. HensleySLS 174.0
2. StreeterBBB 162.2
3. FosterCAG 161.2
4. Salmon2TM 157.1
5. BrewerKCM 154.1
6. HolseyCAG 152.0
Bell2TM 152.0
8. DeanDS 136.0
9. Cornelius2TM 130.1
10. McDonaldCAG 128.1
Strikeouts
1. FosterCAG 133
2. CooperKCM 104
3. Salmon2TM 96
4. BrewerKCM 83
5. TiantCSW 80
6. BellKCM 72
ShawDS 72
8. PaigeBBB 69
9. Davis2TM 68
Cornelius2TM 68
Games Started
1. HensleySLS 20
2. StreeterBBB 19
3. Bell2TM 18
4. Salmon2TM 17
TiantCSW 17
Cornelius2TM 17
7. BrewerKCM 16
VanceBBB 16
9. DavisDS 15
HolseyCAG 15
MitchellCAG 15
CooperKCM 15
FosterCAG 15
McDonaldCAG 15
PowellDS 15
WillisNEG 15
Complete Games
1. BrewerKCM 15
StreeterBBB 15
3. HensleySLS 14
4. FosterCAG 13
5. Salmon2TM 12
BellKCM 12
TiantCSW 12
8. CooperDS 11
HolseyCAG 11
10. DavisDS 10
ShawDS 10
Shutouts
1. DavisDS 2
McHenryKCM 2
PaigeBBB 2
BellKCM 2
DeanDS 2
ShawDS 2
TrentSLS 2
Cornelius2TM 2
BrewerKCM 2
10. WillisNEG 1
PowellDS 1
MarkhamKCM 1
WrightNEG 1
TiantCSW 1
CunninghamMRS 1
McCauleyNEG 1
HudsonLVB 1
FosterCAG 1
WilliamsSLS 1
RadcliffeSLS 1
HolseyCAG 1
CooperDS 1
Bases on Balls
1. Cornelius2TM 69
2. MitchellCAG 58
HensleySLS 58
4. FosterCAG 57
5. StrongSLS 55
TrentSLS 55
7. CooperKCM 53
8. Bell2TM 50
9. BrewerKCM 46
10. HolseyCAG 44
Hits
1. HensleySLS 184
2. StreeterBBB 178
3. Salmon2TM 177
4. BrewerKCM 161
Bell2TM 161
6. McDonaldCAG 156
7. HolseyCAG 155
8. FosterCAG 151
9. Davis2TM 143
10. TrentSLS 139
Strikeouts / Base On Balls
1. PaigeBBB 7.667
2. Salmon2TM 5.053
3. BellKCM 4.500
4. DeanDS 3.150
5. CooperDS 2.737
6. FosterCAG 2.333
7. ShawDS 2.250
8. CooperKCM 1.962
9. TiantCSW 1.905
10. McHenryKCM 1.882
Losses
1. Bell2TM 14
2. WillisNEG 12
3. TiantCSW 11
4. HolseyCAG 10
Cornelius2TM 10
6. BrewerKCM 9
Salmon2TM 9
VanceBBB 9
McDonaldCAG 9
10. FosterCAG 8
DeanDS 8
StreeterBBB 8
Earned Runs
1. Bell2TM 85
Cornelius2TM 85
3. Salmon2TM 83
4. HolseyCAG 81
5. HensleySLS 79
6. VanceBBB 77
7. CunninghamMRS 76
8. StreeterBBB 75
9. WrightNEG 74
10. FosterCAG 67
McDonaldCAG 67
Wild Pitches
1. VanceBBB 4
Gillispie2TM 4
Cornelius2TM 4
4. FosterCAG 3
DíazCSW 3
MarkhamKCM 3
StreeterBBB 3
8. BrewerKCM 2
MitchellCAG 2
PaigeBBB 2
Salmon2TM 2
TaylorMRS 2
Bell2TM 2
CunninghamMRS 2
WrightNEG 2
CapersLVB 2
GisentanerLVB 2
HensleySLS 2
Hit By Pitch
1. BrewerKCM 8
2. CooperKCM 5
3. WilliamsSLS 4
4. StrongSLS 3
Davis2TM 3
ShawDS 3
PowellDS 3
8. MitchellCAG 2
RadcliffeSLS 2
DavisCAG 2
FosterCAG 2
CunninghamMRS 2
TiantCSW 2
WrightNEG 2
Gillispie2TM 2
CurryMRS 2
HensleySLS 2
Adjusted ERA+
1. RadcliffeSLS 185
2. PaigeBBB 166
3. BellKCM 161
4. DíazCSW 161
5. CooperDS 153
6. BrewerKCM 143
7. DeanDS 128
8. TiantCSW 128
9. FosterCAG 127
10. WillisNEG 119
Adj. Pitching Runs
1. RadcliffeSLS 28
2. BellKCM 24
3. BrewerKCM 22
4. FosterCAG 20
5. DeanDS 19
6. DíazCSW 19
7. CooperDS 19
8. PaigeBBB 16
9. StreeterBBB 15
10. HensleySLS 15
Adj. Pitching Wins
1. RadcliffeSLS 2.6
2. BellKCM 2.3
3. BrewerKCM 2.1
4. FosterCAG 1.9
5. DeanDS 1.8
6. CooperDS 1.7
DíazCSW 1.7
8. PaigeBBB 1.6
9. StreeterBBB 1.4
10. HensleySLS 1.4

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