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 1951 through 1975 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.
"Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands." - Bob Feller
In Chronological Order