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1979 Register Pitching Leaders

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Rk Name Age Tm Lg Lev W Aff L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1Mike Flanagan27BALALMLB23BAL9.7193.083.62393801650265.2245107912370119030610851.1868.30.82.46.42.71
2Mark Bomback26VANPCLAAA22MIL7.7592.563.1833331650246.0225877036701517081.1878.20.12.55.52.25
3Shigeru Kobayashi26HANJPCLFgn229.7102.893.32373611751273.22271018823757200150411291.1047.50.82.56.62.67
4Tommy John36NYAALMLB21NYY9.7002.963.55373611730276.1268109919651111411111161.2058.70.32.13.61.71
5Joe Niekro34HOUNLMLB21HOU11.6563.003.48383801150263.222110288171071119701910951.2447.50.63.74.11.11
6Phil Niekro40ATLNLMLB21ATL20.5123.394.21444402310342.03111601294111382081141814361.2408.21.13.05.51.84
7Hisashi Yamada30HAUJPPLFgn215.8082.733.08362782034237.02118172176441159019731.1608.00.62.44.41.80
8Jerry Koosman36MINALMLB20MIN13.6063.383.69373601020263.2268108991983415731211011.3319.10.62.85.41.89
9Naoki Takahashi34NPNJPPLFgn2011.6452.763.15372892124254.225789782123211840110171.0999.10.70.84.25.13
10Jack Morris24DET,EVNAL,AAMLB,AAA19DET9.6793.153.46323201210231.22018981237741414398061.2007.80.93.05.51.83
11Steve Carlton34PHINLMLB18PHI11.6213.624.02353501340251.02021121012589112135111010291.1597.20.93.27.62.39
12Ron Guidry28NYAALMLB18NYY8.6922.783.16333031522236.12038373207102010099461.1597.70.82.77.72.83
13Rick Ramos23WPB,MEMFLOR,SOULA,AA18MON4.8182.732.9428281760211.01896964144831711101.1238.10.62.07.33.56
14Rick Reuschel30CHNNLMLB18CHC12.6003.623.9236360510239.02511049616758125100510211.3649.50.62.84.71.67
15J.R. Richard29HOUNLMLB18HOU13.5812.713.02383801940292.1220988813985313311911751.0886.80.43.09.63.19
16Dave Stieb21TOR,DUN,SYRAL,FLOR,ILMLB,A,AAA18TOR10.6433.814.47333301320231.1232115981190411010275631.3929.00.43.54.31.22
17Steve Comer25TEXALMLB17TEX12.5863.684.2336360610242.123011499248448680710211.2968.50.93.13.21.02
18Dennis Eckersley24BOSALMLB17BOS10.6302.993.25333301720246.223489822959415061110181.1888.51.12.25.52.54
19Bruce Hurst21BRI,WHVEL,FLORAA,A17BOS6.7392.883.5628271230197.01657863156941555191.1887.50.73.27.12.25
20Manabu Kitabeppu21HIRJPCLFgn1711.6073.593.84363311230215.221892862339215515019051.1929.11.01.66.53.97
21Choji Murata29LOTJPPLFgn1712.5862.963.49373242132255.0224998426552230501010351.0947.90.91.98.14.18
22Rick Sutcliffe23LANNLMLB17LAD10.6303.463.8739302510242.0217104931697611726810161.2988.10.63.64.41.21
23Paul Boris23FTLFLORA16NYY8.6672.052.454532012110.09130255191760021.0007.40.41.66.24.00
24Mike Caldwell30MILALMLB16MIL6.7273.293.68303001640235.0252968618392894059671.2389.70.71.53.42.28
25Craig Chamberlain22JCK,KCASOUL,ALAA,MLB16KCR13.5522.943.45323201530229.22108875176331477592871.1898.20.72.55.82.33
26Randy Clark19QDSMIDWA16CHC5.7622.533.372424920171.014464484632860091.2117.60.23.34.51.37
27Dave Frost26CALALMLB16CAL10.6153.574.06363321221239.1226108951777410750510011.2668.50.62.94.01.39
28John Fulgham23SLN,SPRNL,AAMLB,AAA16STL9.6402.743.15313001530223.01847868175141255225761.0547.40.72.15.02.45
29Gary Givens22WHVFLORA16BOS12.5712.673.7129291030206.018985619673896171.2438.30.42.93.91.33
30Steve Green21VISCALLA16MIN6.7273.504.502727810208.02221048110381986151.2509.60.41.64.22.58
31Fergie Jenkins36TEXALMLB16TEX14.5334.074.41373701030259.02521271174081616430410891.2868.81.42.85.72.02
32Bob Kammeyer28CLB,NYAIL,ALAAA,MLB16NYY8.6674.344.81282701000172.01859283125208370681.3789.70.62.74.31.60
33Bill Lee32MONNLMLB16MON10.6153.043.6933330630222.0230917520461591109251.2439.30.81.92.41.28
34Hirohisa Matsunuma26SEIJPPLFgn1610.6154.034.28342941000212.1189101952580213411028851.2678.01.13.45.71.68
35Nolan Ryan32CALALMLB16CAL14.5333.604.20343401750222.2169104891511432236099371.2716.80.64.69.01.96
36Tom Seaver34CINNLMLB16CIN6.7273.143.5632320950215.01878575166161310048681.1537.80.72.65.52.15
37Bob Stanley24BOSALMLB16BOS12.5713.994.5740307941216.22501109614444564009141.35710.40.61.82.31.27
38Mike Torrez32BOSALMLB16BOS13.5524.495.14363601210252.125414412620121812552611091.4869.10.74.34.51.03
39Rick Waits27CLEALMLB16CLE13.5524.444.7934340830231.023012311426911914059821.3909.01.03.53.51.00
40Tommy Boggs23RMD,ATLIL,NLAAA,MLB15ATL12.5563.764.47363601630239.22511191001110351399018641.4779.40.43.95.21.35
41Takashi Imoto28KSUJPPLFgn154.7893.614.2733262921192.0194917729490937047931.2669.11.42.34.41.90
42Rickey Keeton22VANPCLAAA15MIL14.5173.774.5232321230203.01871028511822963141.3258.30.53.64.31.17
43Brian Kingman24OAK,OGDAL,PCLMLB,AAA15OAK9.6254.464.8831301920195.2203106971371312060174811.4009.30.63.35.51.69
44Ken Kravec27CHAALMLB15CHW13.5363.744.14363511031250.0208115104201113132141310411.2767.50.74.04.81.19
45Del Leatherwood24CBSSOULAA15HOU11.5773.073.6528261540202.018082697103195101141.4018.00.34.64.20.92
46Steve Mapel22WRA,ORLMIDW,SOULA,AA15MIN10.6002.883.4326261620197.016175631855014110221.0967.40.82.56.42.56
47Dennis Martinez25BALALMLB15BAL16.4843.663.97403901830292.12791291192878113212912061.2218.60.92.44.11.69
48Silvio Martinez23SLNNLMLB15STL8.6523.274.0132292720206.22049275146721020238671.3118.90.62.94.41.52
49Larry McCall26TUC,TEXPCL,ALAAA,MLB15TEX10.6003.724.49312911410220.1246110911241091107351.30310.00.51.73.72.22
50Ronald McGee19SJOCALLA15SEA6.7142.763.7726251030186.01467857887111162141.2537.10.44.25.41.28
51Hisao Niura28YOMJPCLFgn1511.5773.433.584528161235236.12119490246872236019611.1818.00.92.68.53.28
52Bob Ojeda21WHVFLORA15BOS7.6822.432.972929820200.0163665458411505161.2357.30.23.86.81.79
53Brian Ryder19FTLFLORA15NYY5.7502.322.5825251060171.0135494457601561361.2347.10.34.08.22.05
54Jim Slaton29MILALMLB15MIL9.6253.634.01323101230213.0229958615541802058941.3299.70.62.33.41.48
55Dave Smith22SJOCALLA15SEA6.7142.653.754219304156.01256546562211371131.1997.20.33.66.51.82
56Lary Sorensen23MILALMLB15MIL14.5173.984.32343401620235.125011310430423634039671.2419.61.11.62.41.50
57Paul Splittorff32KCAALMLB15KCR17.4694.245.14363501100240.0248137113257717750110261.3549.30.92.92.91.00
58Pete Vuckovich26SLNNLMLB15STL10.6003.594.1734320900233.022910893226441453379681.2588.80.82.55.62.27
59Rick Wise33CLEALMLB15CLE10.6003.734.3134340920231.222911196246891081029791.2828.90.92.64.21.59
60Tom Biko20VISCALLA14MIN9.6093.154.1230281020177.0184816267941015231.4869.40.34.05.11.28
61Vida Blue29SFNNLMLB14SFG14.5005.015.43343401000237.0246143132231111113810810411.5069.30.94.25.21.24
62Steve Brown22SLS,ELPCALL,TLA,AA14CAL9.6093.494.452727900196.01899776128351403071.3888.70.63.86.41.69
63John Candelaria25PITNLMLB14PIT9.6093.223.6133302800207.02018374254161013028501.1698.71.11.84.42.46
64Brooks Carey23MIA,CHRFLOR,SOULA,AA14BAL9.6092.813.4827261230176.0167685593601506041.1538.50.51.87.74.17
65Bryan Clark22AXNCARLA14SEA5.7372.643.0723231330167.012457493112011690271.4136.70.26.06.31.04
66Ron Davis23NYA,CLBAL,ILMLB,AAA14NYY3.8243.113.28550210014104.197383664311532033571.3428.40.53.74.61.23
67Brian Denman23BRIELAA14BOS10.5833.694.2128251230188.0194887714546974051.3199.30.72.64.61.80
68Juan Eichelberger25HAW,SDNPCL,NLAAA,MLB14SDP10.5833.383.71313001540216.01668981914841715218831.4546.90.46.27.11.16
69Nino Espinosa25PHINLMLB14PHI12.5383.653.9933330830212.0211948620658883138811.3029.00.82.83.71.35
70Jim Farr23AVLWCRSA14TEX7.6673.294.4224211000167.0171826110302946041.2049.20.51.65.13.13
71Bob Ferris24SLC,CALPCL,ALAAA,MLB14CAL7.6674.404.9232221400172.0166948411744100627271.3958.70.63.95.21.35
72Dave Goltz30MINALMLB14MIN13.5194.164.45363511210250.22821241162269313210510611.40010.10.82.54.71.91
73Thomas Hart21PNS,REACARL,ELA,AA14PHI7.6672.352.8625251330176.01265646974113830111.1366.40.53.87.11.86
74Mike LaCoss23CINNLMLB14CIN8.6363.504.0335320610205.2202928013798732338681.3668.80.63.53.20.92
75Dennis Leonard28KCAALMLB14KCR12.5384.084.46323201250236.0226117107335631262089661.1958.61.32.14.82.25
76Scott Munninghoff20REAELAA14PHI9.6093.734.5026261520188.0172947899468720111.4158.20.44.54.20.93
77Mike Parrott24SEAALMLB14SEA12.5383.774.08383041320229.1231104961786161276119731.3829.10.73.45.01.48
78Billy Smith24CBSSOULAA14HOU9.6092.643.4527261920201.018777596684763291.2698.40.33.03.41.12
79Craig Swan28NYNNLMLB14NYM13.5193.293.65353501030251.1241102922057914521210271.1868.60.72.05.22.54
80Bill Travers26MILALMLB14MIL8.6363.894.2830272920187.1196898133450743067851.2869.41.62.23.61.64
81Steve Trout21CHA,IWAAL,AAMLB,AAA14CHW9.6093.764.30382212624182.0189877611786886026771.4679.30.53.94.41.13
82Bob Tufts23SHVTLAA14SFG10.5832.453.0726261220176.0175604810695755011.3868.90.53.53.81.09
83Steven Viskas19QDSMIDWA14CHC6.7002.743.302524630161.0120594946611354191.1556.70.23.77.52.05
84Rich Wortham25CHAALMLB14CHW14.5004.905.5634330500204.019512611121100311933148891.4468.60.94.45.31.19
85Rick Anderson25CLB,NYAIL,ALAAA,MLB13NYY3.8131.692.325300002185.15422166435723010101.1375.70.64.57.61.67
86Ross Baumgarten24CHAALMLB13CHW8.6193.543.8728280430190.2175827518831721168181.3538.30.83.93.40.87
87Mike Boddicker21CHR,ROCSOUL,ILAA,AAA13BAL9.5914.244.5529261030174.01708882196331374381.3398.81.03.37.12.17
88Darren Burroughs19SPBWCRSA13PHI8.6193.053.892626810183.0158796212711180114111.2517.80.63.58.92.54
89Tom Chamberlain24ARK,SPRTL,AAAA,AAA13STL8.6193.723.982525820174.015677721461011012121.2478.10.73.25.71.80
90Bill Earley23MDLTLAA13CHC6.6844.064.7730211000164.0180877419622944091.4769.91.03.45.21.52
91Steve Fireovid22RENCALLA13SDP9.5914.074.932626700168.01829276965013531171.4709.80.53.57.22.08
92Kimiya Fujisawa27CNIJPCLFgn135.7222.823.1133281320185.11586458156921294127661.2257.70.73.46.31.87
93Billy Gore21GRWWCRSA13ATL11.5422.523.69452007100.09541286266943121.2108.60.52.38.53.62
94Bill Gullickson20MEM,DEN,MONSOUL,AA,NLAA,AAA,MLB13MON6.6844.585.0528271910171.017796871968114620641.4339.31.03.67.72.15
95Larry Gura31KCAALMLB13KCR12.5204.475.2839331710233.222613711629734857159911.2808.71.12.83.31.16
96Masaji Hiramatsu31YKOJPCLFgn137.6502.392.66302541131196.01555852205041386047841.0467.10.92.36.32.76
97Fred Holdsworth27EVN,MTGAA,SOULAAA,AA13DET10.5653.794.553125910164.01688369889410810151.5679.20.44.95.91.21
98Scott Holman20TIDILAAA13NYM7.6501.992.722423740149.012545334515623041.1817.60.23.13.71.22
99Roy Lee Jackson25TID,NYNIL,NLAAA,MLB13NYM7.6503.583.9341170315153.11546761838599104611.2529.00.52.25.82.61
100Jeff Jones22OGDPCLAAA13OAK7.6503.504.062825610175.0152796888971265581.3777.80.44.66.51.42

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