20 Wins Club : 1976 - 2019

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 1976 through 2018, who are members of the American League 20 Wins Club.

"You don't face (Nolan) Ryan without your rest. He's the only guy I go against that makes me go to bed before midnight." - Reggie Jackson
Twenty Wins Club
'1976 - 2019'

In Chronological Order

Name
Team
Wins
Losses
Year
Top 25

Baltimore

22
13

Boston

21
12

Baltimore

20
7

Minnesota

20
11

Kansas City

20
12

Baltimore

20
11

New York

25
3

Milwaukee

22
9

Kansas City

21
17

Baltimore

21
12

Boston

20
8

New York

20
9

Baltimore

23
9

New York

21
9

Minnesota

20
13

Baltimore

25
7

New York

22
9

Oakland

22
9

Kansas City

20
11

Baltimore

20
8

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Not Accomplished

n/a

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Chicago

24
10

Chicago

22
7

New York

21
9

Detroit

20
13
Cleveland (4) & Chicago (N.L. 16)
20
6

Baltimore

20
11

New York

22
6

Kansas City

20
6

Boston

24
4

Detroit

21
8

Milwaukee

20
11

Boston

20
9

Oakland

20
13

Minnesota

24
7

Oakland

21
12

Kansas City

20
8

Kansas City

23
6

Oakland

21
9

Oakland

27
6

Oakland

22
11

Boston

21
6

Minnesota

20
8

Detroit

20
9

Texas

21
11

Toronto

21
6

Chicago

20
10

Chicago

22
10

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Not Accomplished

n/a

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New York

21
8

Toronto

20
10

Toronto

21
7

Seattle

20
4

Minnesota

20
10

New York

20
7

Toronto

20
6

Texas

20
7

Boston

23
4

Oakland

20
6

Toronto

20
8

Oakland

21
8

New York

20
3

Seattle

20
6

Oakland

21
5

Boston

21
7

Cleveland (10) & Montreal (N.L. 10)

20
8

Boston

20
4

Toronto

22
7

Chicago

21
9

Seattle

21
7

New York

21
8

Boston

21
6

Minnesota

20
6

Los Angeles

21
8

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Boston

20
7

Cleveland

22
3

Toronto

20

11

New York

20

9

Not Accomplished
n/a
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New York
21
7
Detroit
24
5
Tampa Bay
20
5

Los Angeles

20

5

Detroit
21
3
Not Accomplished
n/a
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Houston
20
8
Boston
22
4
Toronto
20
4
Not Accomplished
n/a
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Tampa Bay
21
5
Cleveland
20
7
Houston
21
6
Houston
20
5
Not Yet Accomplished
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2020
Top 25
Name
Team
Wins
Losses
Year
Top 25

Twenty Wins Club | * = Two Leagues



Did you know that the most home runs allowed by an American League twenty game winner is forty-two by Denny McLain in 1966 ?

During the 1974 season Nolan Ryan walked two-hundred two batters which is the most by any American League twenty game winner.

Which American League pitcher had the most saves during his twenty win season? Believe it not, it was Chief Bender with thirteen in 1913 .

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