Year by Year Leaders for Innings Pitched

Ever wonder who pitched the most innings the year you were born? How about pitchers from you favorite team — have they ever led the league in innings pitched? Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a year-by-year leaderboard in Major League innings pitched for every season since 1876. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

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Innings Pitched
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2020'

1876 - - - 1876

Jim Devlin

622.0

Louisville

1877 - - - 1877

Jim Devlin

559.0

Louisville

1878 - - - 1878

Tommy Bond

532.2

Boston

1879 - - - 1879

Will White

680.0

Cincinnati

1880 - - - 1880

Jim McCormick

657.2

Cleveland

1881 - - - 1881

Jim Whitney

552.1

Boston

1882 - - - 1882

Jim McCormick

595.2

Cleveland

1883 - - - 1883

Pud Galvin

656.1

Buffalo

1884 - - - 1884

Old Hoss Radbourn

678.2

Providence

1885 - - - 1885

John Clarkson

623.0

Chicago

1886 - - - 1886

Tim Keefe

535.0

New York

1887 - - - 1887

John Clarkson

523.0

Chicago

1888 - - - 1888

John Clarkson

483.1

Boston

1889 - - - 1889

John Clarkson

620.0

Boston

1890 - - - 1890

Bill Hutchison

603.0

Chicago

1891 - - - 1891

Bill Hutchison

561.0

Chicago

1892 - - - 1892

Bill Hutchison

622.0

Chicago

1893 - - - 1893

Amos Rusie

482.0

New York

1894 - - - 1894

Theodore Breitenstein

447.1

St. Louis

1895 - - - 1895

Pink Hawley

444.1

Pittsburgh

1896 - - - 1896

Frank Killen

432.1

Pittsburgh

1897 - - - 1897

Kid Nichols

368.0

Boston

1898 - - - 1898

Jack Taylor

397.1

St. Louis

1899 - - - 1899

Sam Leever

379.0

Pittsburgh

1900 - - - 1900

Joe McGinnity

343.0

Brooklyn

1901 Joe McGinnity

382.0

Baltimore 1901

Noodles Hahn

375.1

Cincinnati

1902 Cy Young

384.2

Boston 1902

Vic Willis

410.0

Boston

1903 Cy Young

341.2

Boston 1903

Joe McGinnity

434.0

New York

1904 Jack Chesbro

454.2

New York 1904

Joe McGinnity

408.0

New York

1905 George Mullin

347.2

Detroit 1905

Irv Young

378.0

Boston

1906 Al Orth

338.2

New York 1906

Irv Young

358.1

Boston

1907 Ed Walsh

422.1

Chicago 1907

Stoney McGlynn

352.1

St. Louis

1908 Ed Walsh

464.0

Chicago 1908

Christy Mathewson

390.2

New York

1909 Frank Smith

365.0

Chicago 1909

Mordecai Brown

342.2

Chicago

1910 Walter Johnson

370.0

Washington 1910

Nap Rucker

320.1

Brooklyn

1911 Ed Walsh

368.2

Chicago 1911

Grover Alexander

367.0

Philadelphia

1912 Ed Walsh

393.0

Chicago 1912

Grover Alexander

310.1

Philadelphia

1913 Walter Johnson

346.0

Washington 1913

Tom Seaton

322.1

Philadelphia

1914 Walter Johnson

371.2

Washington 1914

Grover Alexander

355.0

Philadelphia

1915 Walter Johnson

336.2

Washington 1915

Grover Alexander

376.1

Philadelphia

1916 Walter Johnson

369.2

Washington 1916

Grover Alexander

389.0

Philadelphia

1917 Eddie Cicotte

346.2

Chicago 1917

Grover Alexander

388.0

Philadelphia

1918 Scott Perry

332.1

Philadelphia 1918

Hippo Vaughn

290.1

Chicago

1919 Eddie Cicotte

306.2

Chicago 1919

Hippo Vaughn

306.2

Chicago

Jim Shaw Washington
1920 Jim Bagby

339.2

Cleveland 1920

Grover Alexander

363.1

Chicago

1921 Carl Mays

336.2

New York 1921

Wilbur Cooper

327.0

Pittsburgh

1922 Red Faber

352.0

Chicago 1922

Eppa Rixey

313.1

Cincinnati

1923 George Uhle

357.2

Cleveland 1923

Burleigh Grimes

327.0

Brooklyn

1924 Howard Ehmke

315.0

Boston 1924

Burleigh Grimes

310.2

Brooklyn

1925 Herb Pennock

277.0

New York 1925

Pete Donohue

301.0

Cincinnati

1926 George Uhle

318.1

Cleveland 1926

Pete Donohue

285.2

Cincinnati

1927 Ted Lyons

307.2

Chicago 1927

Charlie Root

309.0

Chicago

Tommy Thomas Chicago
1928 George Pipgras

300.2

New York 1928

Burleigh Grimes

330.2

Pittsburgh

1929 Sam Gray

305.0

St. Louis 1929

Watty Clark

279.0

Brooklyn

1930 Ted Lyons

297.2

Chicago 1930

Ray Kremer

276.0

Pittsburgh

1931 Rube Walberg

291.0

Philadelphia 1931

Heinie Meine

284.0

Pittsburgh

1932 Alvin Crowder

327.0

Washington 1932

Dizzy Dean

286.0

St. Louis

1933 Bump Hadley

316.2

St. Louis 1933

Carl Hubbell

308.2

New York

1934 Lefty Gomez

281.2

New York 1934

Van Mungo

315.1

Brooklyn

1935 Wes Ferrell

322.1

Boston 1935

Dizzy Dean

325.1

St. Louis

1936 Wes Ferrell

301.0

Boston 1936

Dizzy Dean

315.0

St. Louis

1937 Wes Ferrell

281.0

Boston 1937

Claude Passeau

292.1

Philadelphia

Washington
1938 Bobo Newsom

329.2

St. Louis 1938

Paul Derringer

307.0

Cincinnati

1939 Bob Feller

296.2

Cleveland 1939

Bucky Walters

319.0

Cincinnati

1940 Bob Feller

320.1

Cleveland 1940

Bucky Walters

305.0

Cincinnati

1941 Bob Feller

343.0

Cleveland 1941

Bucky Walters

302.0

Cincinnati

1942 Tex Hughson

281.0

Boston 1942

Jim Tobin

287.2

Boston

1943 Jim Bagby

273.0

Cleveland 1943

Al Javery

303.0

Boston

1944 Dizzy Trout

352.1

Detroit 1944

Bill Voiselle

312.2

New York

1945 Hal Newhouser

313.1

Detroit 1945

Red Barrett

284.2

Boston

St. Louis

1946 Bob Feller

371.1

Cleveland 1946

Howie Pollet

266.0

St. Louis

1947 Bob Feller

299.0

Cleveland 1947

Warren Spahn

289.2

Boston

1948 Bob Lemon

293.2

Cleveland 1948

Johnny Sain

314.2

Boston

1949 Mel Parnell

295.1

Boston 1949

Warren Spahn

302.1

Boston

1950 Bob Lemon

288.0

Cleveland 1950

Vern Bickford

311.2

Boston

1951 Early Wynn

274.1

Cleveland 1951

Robin Roberts

315.0

Philadelphia

1952 Bob Lemon

309.2

Cleveland 1952

Robin Roberts

330.0

Philadelphia

1953 Bob Lemon

286.2

Cleveland 1953

Robin Roberts

346.2

Philadelphia

1954 Early Wynn

270.2

Cleveland 1954

Robin Roberts

336.2

Philadelphia

1955 Frank Sullivan

260.0

Boston 1955

Robin Roberts

305.0

Philadelphia

1956 Frank Lary

294.0

Detroit 1956

Bob Friend

314.1

Pittsburgh

1957 Jim Bunning

267.1

Detroit 1957

Bob Friend

277.0

Pittsburgh

1958 Frank Lary

260.1

Detroit 1958

Warren Spahn

290.0

Milwaukee

1959 Early Wynn

255.2

Chicago 1959

Warren Spahn

292.0

Milwaukee

1960 Frank Lary

274.1

Detroit 1960

Larry Jackson

282.0

St. Louis

1961 Whitey Ford

283.0

New York 1961

Lew Burdette

272.1

Milwaukee

1962 Ralph Terry

298.2

New York 1962

Don Drysdale

314.1

Los Angeles

1963 Whitey Ford

269.1

New York 1963

Juan Marichal

321.1

San Francisco

1964 Dean Chance

278.1

Los Angeles 1964

Don Drysdale

321.1

Los Angeles

1965 Mel Stottlemyre

291.0

New York 1965

Sandy Koufax

335.2

Los Angeles

1966 Jim Kaat

304.2

Minnesota 1966

Sandy Koufax

323.0

Los Angeles

1967 Dean Chance

283.2

Minnesota 1967

Jim Bunning

302.1

Philadelphia

1968 Denny McLain

336.0

Detroit 1968

Juan Marichal

326.0

San Francisco

1969 Denny McLain

325.0

Detroit 1969

Gaylord Perry

325.1

San Francisco

1970 Sam McDowell

305.0

Cleveland 1970

Gaylord Perry

328.2

San Francisco

Jim Palmer Baltimore
1971 Mickey Lolich

376.0

Detroit 1971

Fergie Jenkins

325.0

Chicago

1972 Wilbur Wood

376.2

Chicago 1972

Steve Carlton

346.1

Philadelphia

1973 Wilbur Wood

359.1

Chicago 1973

Jack Billingham

293.1

Cincinnati

Steve Carlton

Philadelphia

1974 Nolan Ryan

332.2

California 1974

Phil Niekro

302.1

Atlanta

1975 Catfish Hunter

328.0

New York 1975

Andy Messersmith

321.2

Los Angeles

1976 Jim Palmer

315.0

Baltimore 1976

Randy Jones

315.1

San Diego

1977 Jim Palmer

319.0

Baltimore 1977

Phil Niekro

330.1

Atlanta

1978 Jim Palmer

296.0

Baltimore 1978

Phil Niekro

334.1

Atlanta

1979 Dennis Martinez

292.1

Baltimore 1979

Phil Niekro

342.0

Atlanta

1980 Rick Langford

290.0

Oakland 1980

Steve Carlton

304.0

Philadelphia

1981 Dennis Leonard

201.2

Kansas City 1981

Fernando Valenzuela

192.1

Los Angeles

1982 Dave Stieb

288.1

Toronto 1982

Steve Carlton

295.2

Philadelphia

1983 Jack Morris

293.2

Detroit 1983

Steve Carlton

283.2

Philadelphia

1984 Dave Stieb

267.0

Toronto 1984

Joaquin Andujar

261.1

St. Louis

1985 Bert Blyleven

293.2

Cleveland 1985

Dwight Gooden

276.2

New York

Minnesota
1986 Bert Blyleven

271.2

Minnesota 1986

Mike Scott

275.1

Houston

1987 Charlie Hough

285.1

Texas 1987

Orel Hershiser

264.2

Los Angeles

1988 Dave Stewart

275.2

Oakland 1988

Orel Hershiser

267.0

Los Angeles

1989 Bret Saberhagen

262.1

Kansas City 1989

Orel Hershiser

256.2

Los Angeles

1990 Dave Stewart

267.0

Oakland 1990

Frank Viola

249.2

New York

1991 Roger Clemens

271.1

Boston 1991

Greg Maddux

263.0

Chicago

1992 Kevin Brown

265.2

Texas 1992

Greg Maddux

268.0

Chicago

1993 Cal Eldred

258.0

Milwaukee 1993

Greg Maddux

267.0

Atlanta

1994 Chuck Finley

183.1

California 1994

Greg Maddux

202.0

Atlanta

1995 David Cone

229.1

New York 1995

Greg Maddux

209.2

Atlanta

Toronto

Denny Neagle

Pittsburgh

1996 Pat Hentgen

265.2

Toronto 1996

John Smoltz

253.2

Atlanta

1997 Roger Clemens

264.0

Toronto 1997

John Smoltz

256.0

Atlanta

Pat Hentgen Toronto
1998 Scott Erickson

251.1

Baltimore 1998

Curt Schilling

268.2

Philadelphia

1999 David Wells

231.2

Toronto 1999

Randy Johnson

271.2

Arizona

2000 Mike Mussina

237.2

Baltimore 2000

Jon Lieber

251.0

Chicago

2001 Freddy Garcia

238.2

Seattle 2001

Curt Schilling

256.2

Arizona

2002 Roy Halladay

239.1

Toronto 2002

Randy Johnson

260.0

Arizona

2003 Roy Halladay

266.0

Toronto 2003

Livan Hernandez

233.1

Montreal

2004 Mark Buehrle

245.1

Chicago 2004

Livan Hernandez

255.0

Montreal

2005 Mark Buehrle

236.2

Chicago 2005

Livan Hernandez

246.1

Washington

2006 Johan Santana

233.2

Minnesota 2006

Bronson Arroyo

240.2

Cincinnati

2007 CC Sabathia

241.0

Cleveland 2007

Brandon Webb

236.1

Arizona

2008 Roy Halladay

246.0

Toronto 2008

Johan Santana

234.1

New York

2009 Justin Verlander

240.0

Detroit 2009

Adam Wainwright

233.0

St. Louis

2010 Felix Hernandez

249.2

Seattle 2010

Roy Halladay

250.2

Philadelphia

2011 Justin Verlander

251.0

Detroit 2011

Chris Carpenter

237.1

St. Louis

2012 Justin Verlander

238.1

Detroit 2012

R.A. Dickey

233.2

New York

2013 James Shields

228.2

Kansas City 2013

Adam Wainwright

241.2

St. Louis

2014 David Price

248.1

Detroit 2014

Johnny Cueto

243.2

Cincinnati

Tampa Bay
2015 Dallas Keuchel

232.0

Houston 2015

Clayton Kershaw

232.2

Los Angeles

2016 David Price

230.0

Boston 2016

Max Scherzer

228.1

Washington

2017 Chris Sale

214.1

Boston 2017

Jeff Samardzija

207.2

San Francisco

2018 Corey Kluber

215.0

Cleveland 2018

Max Scherzer

220.2

Washington

2019 Justin Verlander

223.0

Houston 2019

Stephen Strasburg

209.0

Washington

2020 Lance Lynn

84.0

Texas 2020

German Marquez

81.2

Colorado

Current Through 2020 Season
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Cy Young holds the Major League record for innings pitched during a career with seven-thousand three-hundred fifty-six .

Greg Maddux (1991 through 1995) and Robin Roberts (1951 through 1955) hold the Major League record for consecutive years leading the league in innings pitched.

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