Wilbur Wood of the Chicago White Sox was 24-20 during the 1973 season, making him the last pitcher in American League history to win and lose 20 or more games in the same season.
162 games are played in the regular season for both the National League and the American League.
Wilbur Wood of the Chicago White Sox was the last pitcher in American League history to win and lose 20 or more games in the same season. He was 24-20 in 1973.
Through the 2008 season, that is Ken Sanders of the 1971 Brewers who pitched in 83 games. He led the American League in saves that year with 31.
Bob Welch of the Oakland Athletics was the last pitcher to win 25 or more games in a season. In 1990, Bob Welch won the American League Cy Young Award with a 27-6 record.
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13 different pitchers have won 30 games in a Major League season. The first was the great Cy Young who won 33 in 1901.
The last major league pitcher to win 25 or more games in a season was Bob Welch of the Oakland A's. He had 27 wins in 1990.
Regular season baseball games between the American League and National League are called interleague games. The first interleague games occurred in 1998 and have been a staple of the MLB schedule since. In 2013 the leagues were balanced to have 15 teams each (the Houston Astros switched from the National League to the American League) which necessitated interleague games throughout the season. Before 2013 interleague games typically happened in concentrated pockets during June and July.
The American League began playing 162 games during the 1961 season. The National League followed suit a year later.
Each team plays 162 games in the Major League Baseball regular season. EDIT: Being that there are 30 teams in Major League Baseball (14 in the American League, 16 in the National League), this equates to 2430 scheduled games for a regular season.