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 National League 20 Wins Club.

"He (Gaylord Perry) gave me a jar of Vaseline. I thanked him and gave him a piece of sandpaper." - Don Sutton (one time National League twenty-game winner)
Twenty Wins Club
'1976 - 2019'

National League

In Chronological Order

Name (Quantity)
Team
Wins
Losses
Year
Top 25

San Diego

22
14

New York

21
10

Los Angeles

21
10

Philadelphia

20
7

Houston

20
15

Philadelphia

23
10

New York (7) & Cincinnati (14)

21
6

Pittsburgh

20
5

St. Louis

20
7

Los Angeles

20
7

Chicago

20
10

San Diego

21
6

Montreal

20
11

Houston

21
11

Atlanta

21
20

Philadelphia

24
9

Houston

20
12

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Philadelphia

23
11

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Chicago (16) & Cleveland (A.L. 4)
20
6

St. Louis

20
14

New York

24
4

St. Louis

21
12

St. Louis

21
8

Cincinnati

20
9

Los Angeles

21
11

San Francisco

20
9

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Los Angeles

23
8

Cincinnati

23
8

New York

20
3

Houston

20
10

Pittsburgh

22
6

Los Angeles

20
6

New York

20
12

Atlanta

20
11

Pittsburgh

20
8

Atlanta

20
8

Chicago

20
11

San Francisco

22
7

Atlanta

22
6

San Francisco

21
8

Atlanta

20
10

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Not Accomplished

n/a

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Atlanta

24
8

Atlanta

20
5

Atlanta

20
6

Houston

22
4

Houston

21
10

Atlanta

21
9

St. Louis

20
9

St. Louis

22
8

Arizona

22
6

Arizona

21
6

Chicago

20
6

Arizona

24
5

Arizona

23
5

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

20
8

Atlanta

21
7

Houston

20
10

Florida

22

10

St. Louis

21

5

Houston

20

12

Not Accomplished

n/a

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Not Accomplished

n/a

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Arizona

22

7

Not Accomplished
n/a
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Philadelphia
21
10
St. Louis
20
11
Arizona
21
4
Los Angeles
21
5
Washington
21
8

New York

20

6

Not Accomplished
n/a
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Los Angeles
21
3
Cincinnati
20
9
St. Louis
20
9
Chicago
22
6
Washington
20
7
Not Accomplished
n/a
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Not Accomplished
n/a
--
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Not Accomplished
n/a
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Not Yet Accomplished
n/a
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2020
Top 25
Name (Quantity)
Team
Wins
Losses
Year
Top 25

Twenty Wins Club | * = Two Leagues



In 1991 , John Smiley tossed the fewest amount of innings two-hundred seven and two-thirds by a National League twenty game winner. By comparison; Will White , who holds the record for most innings pitched by a National League twenty game winner, threw six-hundred eighty in 1879 .
Did you know that can use this chart to easily determine who the first (or every) twenty game winner was from your favorite team?
In 1960 , Ernie Broglio won 21-games and set a National League record amongst twenty game winners for fewest hits allowed with 172. In 2012 , the record was crushed by Gio Gonzalez , who had 21-wins, but only allowed 149 hits all season. Then, in 2014 , Clayton Kershaw broke that marks, 21-wins, only 139 hits allowed!
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