Twenty wins in a single season is a truly a magical plateau. Jim Bouton wrote in his classic book Ball Four, "If you had a pill that would guarantee a pitcher twenty wins, but might take five years off his life, he'd take it."
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the pitchers from 1926 through 1950 who are members of the American League 20 Wins Club. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.
"After that game (losing 1-0) I went in and tore the clubhouse up. Wrecked the place. Tore those stall lockers off the wall, giving Al Simmons (who had taken the day off) hell all the while." - Lefty Grove
In Chronological Order