As of the 2007 postseason, the record is held by John Smoltz who has pitched 207 innings in the postseason.
For the stat "Strikeouts per 9 Innings" for pitchers that have pitched at least 1000 innings the all time leader, through games played on September 22, 2009 is Randy Johnson with 10.61 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (4872 strikeouts in 4132 1/3 innings pitched).Second all time is Kerry Wood with 10.39 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (1466 strikeouts in 1270 1/3 innings pitched) and third is Pedro Martinez with 10.05 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (3152 strikeouts in 2823 1/3 innings pitched).
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Orel Hershiser, a righthander who pitched with several teams between 1983-2000 but spent the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, holds the MLB record for scoreless innings pitched with 59 between August 30 and September 28 in the 1988 season. Hershiser currently can be seen broadcasting games on ESPN.
Well, I can't swear they're the worst of the worst but the 1930 Philadelphia Phillies hold the MLB record for highest team ERA in a season at 6.71. That season, Les Sweetland pitched 167 innings to an ERA of 7.71 (record was 7-15) and Claude Willoughby pitched 153 innings to an ERA of 7.59 (record was 4-17). Jim Walkup of the 1937 St. Louis Browns pitched 150 1/3 innings to an ERA of 7.36 and record of 9-12. His career 6.74 ERA over 462 1/3 innings is the highest in MLB's modern era for pitchers that threw at least 400 innings in a career. More recently, Jose Lima had a 6.99 ERA in 168 2/3 innings (record was 5-16) for the 2005 Kansas City Royals and a 6.65 ERA in 196 1/3 innings (record was 7-16) for the 2000 Houston Astros.
Cy Young had 316 career losses. He also had the most wins, complete games, innings pitched, and pretty much every other career record associated with longevity.
The all time MLB record is 680 innings by Will White of the 1879 Cincinnati Reds. White pitched 75 complete games that season and had a record of 43-31 with a 1.99 ERA.
The Red Sox record is 45 shutout innings by Cy Young of the 1904 team. During this streak he pitched 25 1/3 hitless innings, still a major league record. The American League record for shutout innings is 56 by Walter Johnson of the 1913 Washington Senators.
Will Right holds the record, pitching 680 innings total for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1898 season.
The New York Yankees Mariano Rivera holds the all time Post season record of 33 1/3 scoreless innings pitched. Whitey Ford holds the World Series record with 33 consecutive scoreless innings pitched. Christy Mathewson pitched 27 consecutive scoreless innings in a single post season as he threw 3 shutouts in the 1905 World Series.
That would be Will White of the 1879 Cincinnati Reds who pitched in 680 innings. Since 1900, the most innings pitched in a season is 464 by Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox in 1908. Since 1950, the most innings pitched in a season is 376 2/3 by Wilbur Wood of the Chicago White Sox in 1972.
The record for most consecutive hitless innings pitched is 25.1, which equals 76 outs, by Cy Young on May 3-May 11, 1904.
Todd Helton - 47 2/3 innings for the University of Tennessee in 1994.
Brad Ziegler Oakland Athletics 2008 32 innings still going
Mike Mussina pitched 152 innings for the Yankees in 2007. His record was 11-10.
Bill Fischer of the 1962 Kansas City Athletics holds the MLB and American League record for most consecutive innings pitched with allowing a walk with 84 1/3.Greg Maddux holds the National League record at 72 1/3 consecutive innings pitched without allowing a walk.
That is Will White of the 1879 Cincinnati Reds who pitched in 680 innings. He started 75 games and had a record of 43-31 with a 1.99 ERA, gave up 676 hits, walked 68, and struckout 232. He pitched 75 complete games, every game he started he completed.
The MLB record was set by Oakland A's pitcher Brad Ziegler with 27 scoreless innings on Sunday July 27, 2008. The record of 25 scoreless innings was previously held George McQuillan of the 1907 Philadelphia Phillies.
Brandon Webb in 2007 with 42 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
Joe Oeschger (Boston Red Sox) and Leon Cadore (Brooklyn Dodgers) both pitched 26 innings against each other on May 1st, 1920..
Through the 2008 season, that is Mariano Rivera with 34 2/3 scoreless innings between 1998-2000.
The most innings pitched in a season by a rookie is 378 by Irv Young of the Boston Beaneaters (now Atlanta Braves) in 1905. Young pitched in 43 games, had 41 complete games, 7 shutouts, and a record of 20-21 with a 2.90 ERA.
You decide. Ruth started his career as a pitcher. He pitched in 163 games, 147 as a starter and had 107 complete games. He had a career record of 93 wins and 44 losses, with an ERA of 2.28. He also recorded 17 shutouts, with 488 strike outs and 441 walks in 1,221 innings pitched. I'd say he was a pretty good pitcher, wouldn't you?
The record is 59 by Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers between August 30, 1988 and September 28, 1988. Don Drysdale did it back in either the 50's or the 60's, but he had a record 58.2 scoreless innings, which basically means 6 straight shutouts plus 2.2 extra innings. Orel Herseiser broke that record back in 1988 with 59.0 consecutive scoreless innings