Single Season Leaders for Games Lost

The single season losers — or are they? The following pitchers have all lost more games in a single season than their counterparts. Why did they still pitch? Because many of them also lead the season in victories, strikeouts and / or saves.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the top one-hundred (100) all-time single season leaders in Major League games lost Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I was the greatest rookie that ever was." - Hall of Fame Pitcher Walter Johnson (#1 Ranked Leader in American League Career Games Lost / Does Not Appear on Top 100 Single Season Leaders for Games Lost)

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Single Season Leaders

'Top 500'

John Coleman 48 1883 Philadelphia Phillies NL 1
Will White 42 1880 Cincinnati Reds NL 2
Larry McKeon 41 1884 Indianapolis Blues AA 3
George Bradley 40 1879 Troy Trojans NL 4
Jim McCormick 40 1879 Cleveland Blues NL
Kid Carsey 37 1891 Washington Senators AA 6
George Cobb 37 1892 Baltimore Orioles NL
Henry Porter 37 1888 Kansas City Blues AA
Bill Hutchison 36 1892 Chicago Colts NL 9
Stump Wiedman 36 1886 Kansas City Cowboys NL
Jim Devlin 35 1876 Louisville Grays NL 11
Red Donahue 35 1897 St. Louis Browns NL
Pud Galvin 35 1880 Buffalo Bisons NL
Hardie Henderson 35 1885 Baltimore Orioles AA
Fleury Sullivan 35 1884 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Adonis Terry 35 1884 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Mark Baldwin 34 1889 Columbus Colts AA 17
Bob Barr 34 1884 Indianapolis Blues AA
Washington Nationals AA
Matt Kilroy 34 1886 Baltimore Orioles AA
Bobby Mathews 34 1876 New York Mutuals NL
Al Mays 34 1887 New York Metropolitans AA
Amos Rusie 34 1890 New York Giants NL
Jersey Bakley 33 1888 Cleveland Blues AA 23
Hardie Henderson 33 1883 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Phillies NL
Harry McCormick 33 1879 Syracuse Stars NL
Frank Mountain 33 1883 Columbus Colts AA
Lee Richmond 33 1882 Worcester Ruby Legs NL
Dupee Shaw 33 1884 Boston Unions UA
Detroit Wolverines NL
Jim Whitney 33 1881 Boston Red Caps NL
John Harkins 32 1884 Cleveland Blues NL 30
Lee Richmond 32 1880 Worcester Ruby Legs NL
Jim Whitney 32 1886 Kansas City Cowboys NL
Jim Whitney 32 1885 Boston Beaneaters NL
Billy Crowell 31 1887 Cleveland Blues AA 34
Old Hoss Radbourn 31 1886 Boston Beaneaters NL
Amos Rusie 31 1892 New York Giants NL
Dupee Shaw 31 1886 Washington Senators NL
Sam Weaver 31 1878 Milwaukee Grays NL
Will White 31 1879 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jersey Bakley 30 1884 Kansas City Unions UA 40
Philadelphia Keystones UA
Wilmington Quicksteps UA
Ed Beatin 30 1890 Cleveland Spiders NL
Theodore Breitenstein 30 1895 St. Louis Browns NL
John Ewing 30 1889 Louisville Colonels AA
Jim Hughey 30 1899 Cleveland Spiders NL
Jack Lynch 30 1886 New York Metropolitans AA
Jim McCormick 30 1881 Cleveland Blues NL
Jim McCormick 30 1882 Cleveland Blues NL
Toad Ramsey 30 1888 Louisville Colonels AA
Phenomenal Smith 30 1887 Baltimore Orioles AA
Mickey Welch 30 1880 Troy Trojans NL
Tommy Bond 29 1880 Boston Red Caps NL 51
Bert Cunningham 29 1888 Baltimore Orioles AA
Red Ehret 29 1889 Louisville Colonels AA
Pud Galvin 29 1883 Buffalo Bisons NL
Bill Hart 29 1896 St. Louis Browns NL
John Healy 29 1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
Silver King 29 1891 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Hank O'Day 29 1888 Washington Senators NL
Jack Taylor 29 1898 St. Louis Browns NL
Vic Willis 29 1905 Boston Beaneaters NL
Mark Baldwin 28 1891 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 61
Hugh Daily 28 1884 Chicago/Pittsburgh Browns/Stogies UA
Washington Nationals UA
Duke Esper 28 1893 Washington Senators NL
Bill Hill 28 1896 Louisville Colonels NL
Doc Landis 28 1882 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Al Mays 28 1886 New York Metropolitans AA
Jim McCormick 28 1880 Cleveland Blues NL
Hank O'Day 28 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings AA
Gus Weyhing 28 1887 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Mark Baldwin 27 1892 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 70
George Bell 27 1910 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Charlie Buffinton 27 1885 Boston Beaneaters NL
Bill Carrick 27 1899 New York Giants NL
Paul Derringer 27 1933 Cincinnati Reds NL
St. Louis Cardinals NL
Chick Fraser 27 1896 Louisville Colonels NL
Pud Galvin 27 1879 Buffalo Bisons NL
Bill Hart 27 1897 St. Louis Browns NL
Pink Hawley 27 1894 St. Louis Browns NL
Tim Keefe 27 1883 New York Metropolitans AA
Tim Keefe 27 1881 Troy Trojans NL
Phil Knell 27 1891 Columbus Colts AA
Tony Mullane 27 1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Toad Ramsey 27 1887 Louisville Colonels AA
Toad Ramsey 27 1886 Louisville Colonels AA
Willie Sudhoff 27 1898 St. Louis Browns NL
Park Swartzel 27 1889 Kansas City Blues AA
Dummy Taylor 27 1901 New York Giants NL
Al Atkinson 26 1884 Baltimore Monumentals UA 88
Chicago/Pittsburgh Browns/Stogies UA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Theodore Breitenstein 26 1896 St. Louis Browns NL
Dory Dean 26 1876 Cincinnati Red Stockings NL
George Derby 26 1881 Detroit Wolverines NL
Gus Dorner 26 1906 Boston Beaneaters NL
Cincinnati Reds NL
Pete Dowling 26 1901 Cleveland Blues AL
Milwaukee Brewers AL
Pud Galvin 26 1885 Buffalo Bisons NL
Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Bob Groom 26 1909 Washington Senators AL
George Haddock 26 1890 Buffalo Bisons PL
Tim Keefe 26 1882 Troy Trojans NL
Frank Killen 26 1892 Washington Senators NL
John Kirby 26 1886 St. Louis Maroons NL
Terry Larkin 26 1878 Chicago White Stockings NL
Tony Mullane 26 1891 Cincinnati Reds NL
Tony Mullane 26 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings AA
Jack Neagle 26 1884 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Lee Richmond 26 1881 Worcester Ruby Legs NL
Dupee Shaw 26 1885 Providence Grays NL
Harry Staley 26 1889 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
Happy Townsend 26 1904 Washington Senators AL
Gus Weyhing 26 1898 Washington Senators NL
Jersey Bakley 25 1890 Cleveland Infants PL 109
Ben Cantwell 25 1935 Boston Braves NL
Jim Devlin 25 1877 Louisville Grays NL
Charlie Ferguson 25 1884 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Patsy Flaherty 25 1903 Chicago White Stockings AL
Pud Galvin 25 1888 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
Charlie Getzien 25 1885 Detroit Wolverines NL
Charlie Getzien 25 1888 Detroit Wolverines NL
Fred Glade 25 1905 St. Louis Browns AL
Bill Hutchison 25 1890 Chicago Colts NL
Walter Johnson 25 1909 Washington Senators AL
Oscar Jones 25 1904 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Matt Kilroy 25 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Terry Larkin 25 1877 Hartford Dark Blues NL
Jim McCormick 25 1884 Cleveland Blues NL
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds UA
Stoney McGlynn 25 1907 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Harry McIntire 25 1905 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Sadie McMahon 25 1892 Baltimore Orioles NL
Jock Menefee 25 1894 Louisville Colonels NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Mike Morrison 25 1887 Cleveland Blues AA
Scott Perry 25 1920 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Old Hoss Radbourn 25 1883 Providence Grays NL
Bugs Raymond 25 1908 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Red Ruffing 25 1928 Boston Red Sox AL
Ed Seward 25 1887 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Harry Staley 25 1890 Pittsburgh Burghers PL
Vic Willis 25 1904 Boston Beaneaters NL
Irv Young 25 1906 Boston Beaneaters NL
Mark Baldwin 24 1890 Chicago Pirates PL 137
Bob Barr 24 1890 Rochester Rochesters AA
Henry Boyle 24 1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
Henry Boyle 24 1885 St. Louis Maroons NL
Theodore Breitenstein 24 1893 St. Louis Browns NL
Bullet Joe Bush 24 1916 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Pat Caraway 24 1931 Chicago White Sox AL
Dad Clarke 24 1896 New York Giants NL
Roger Craig 24 1962 New York Mets NL
Ed Crane 24 1892 New York Giants NL
Bert Cunningham 24 1890 Buffalo Bisons PL
Philadelphia Quakers PL
Cliff Curtis 24 1910 Boston Doves NL
Red Donahue 24 1896 St. Louis Browns NL
Jack Fisher 24 1965 New York Mets NL
Chick Fraser 24 1904 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pud Galvin 24 1881 Buffalo Bisons NL
Kid Gleason 24 1892 St. Louis Browns NL
Sam Gray 24 1931 St. Louis Browns AL
John Healy 24 1888 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
Tom Hughes 24 1904 New York Highlanders AL
Washington Senators AL
Jim Hughey 24 1898 St. Louis Browns NL
Bill Hutchison 24 1893 Chicago Colts NL
John Keefe 24 1890 Syracuse Stars AA
Silver King 24 1892 New York Giants NL
Sadie McMahon 24 1891 Baltimore Orioles AA
Ed Morris 24 1885 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Tony Mullane 24 1882 Louisville Eclipse AA
Henry Porter 24 1887 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Billy Rhines 24 1891 Cincinnati Reds NL
Lev Shreve 24 1888 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
John Ward 24 1880 Providence Grays NL
Stump Wiedman 24 1883 Detroit Wolverines NL
Stump Wiedman 24 1885 Detroit Wolverines NL
Red Ames 23 1914 Cincinnati Reds NL 170
Henry Boyle 23 1889 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
George Bradley 23 1877 Chicago White Stockings NL
Theodore Breitenstein 23 1894 St. Louis Browns NL
Buster Brown 23 1910 Boston Doves NL
Elton Chamberlain 23 1891 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Elton Chamberlain 23 1892 Cincinnati Reds NL
Larry Corcoran 23 1884 Chicago White Stockings NL
Jack Cronin 23 1904 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Ed Daily 23 1885 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Frank Dwyer 23 1891 Cincinnati Porkers AA
Milwaukee Brewers AA
Cecil Ferguson 23 1909 Boston Doves NL
Pud Galvin 23 1882 Buffalo Bisons NL
Henry Gruber 23 1890 Cleveland Infants PL
John Healy 23 1886 St. Louis Maroons NL
Guy Hecker 23 1883 Louisville Eclipse AA
Guy Hecker 23 1885 Louisville Colonels AA
Guy Hecker 23 1886 Louisville Colonels AA
Hardie Henderson 23 1884 Baltimore Orioles AA
Tom Hughes 23 1901 Chicago Orphans NL
Beany Jacobson 23 1904 Washington Senators AL
Frank Killen 23 1897 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Terry Larkin 23 1879 Chicago White Stockings NL
Sam Leever 23 1899 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Vive Lindaman 23 1906 Boston Beaneaters NL
Dolf Luque 23 1922 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jim McCormick 23 1887 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
Charlie McCullough 23 1890 Brooklyn Gladiators AA
Syracuse Stars AA
Doc McJames 23 1897 Washington Senators NL
Lee Meadows 23 1916 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Frank Meinke 23 1884 Detroit Wolverines NL
Win Mercer 23 1895 Washington Senators NL
Win Mercer 23 1894 Washington Senators NL
Ed Morris 23 1888 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
George Mullin 23 1904 Detroit Tigers AL
Elmer Myers 23 1916 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Rollie Naylor 23 1920 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Jack Neagle 23 1883 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Tricky Nichols 23 1877 St. Louis Brown Stockings NL
Orval Overall 23 1905 Cincinnati Reds NL
Case Patten 23 1904 Washington Senators AL
Old Hoss Radbourn 23 1887 Boston Beaneaters NL
Eddie Rommel 23 1921 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Amos Rusie 23 1895 New York Giants NL
Scott Stratton 23 1893 Louisville Colonels NL
Mickey Welch 23 1883 New York Gothams NL
Kaiser Wilhelm 23 1905 Boston Beaneaters NL
Irv Young 23 1907 Boston Doves NL
Jersey Bakley 22 1889 Cleveland Spiders NL 218
Bill Bonham 22 1974 Chicago Cubs NL
Henry Boyle 22 1888 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
Bill Carrick 22 1900 New York Giants NL
Bill Carrick 22 1901 Washington Senators AL
Dan Casey 22 1890 Syracuse Stars AA
Roger Craig 22 1963 New York Mets NL
Ed Crane 22 1891 Cincinnati Reds NL
Cincinnati Porkers AA
Art Ditmar 22 1956 Kansas City Athletics AL
Frank Dwyer 22 1894 Cincinnati Reds NL
Dick Ellsworth 22 1966 Chicago Cubs NL
Pud Galvin 22 1884 Buffalo Bisons NL
Charlie Getzien 22 1889 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
Kid Gleason 22 1891 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Kid Gleason 22 1893 St. Louis Browns NL
Dan Griner 22 1913 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Henry Gruber 22 1891 Cleveland Spiders NL
Pink Hawley 22 1895 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Harry Howell 22 1905 St. Louis Browns AL
Si Johnson 22 1934 Cincinnati Reds NL
Randy Jones 22 1974 San Diego Padres NL
Brickyard Kennedy 22 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Silver King 22 1890 Chicago Pirates PL
Charlie Knepper 22 1899 Cleveland Spiders NL
Lon Knight 22 1876 Philadelphia Athletics NL
Joe Lake 22 1908 New York Highlanders AL
Rube Marquard 22 1914 New York Giants NL
Denny McLain 22 1971 Washington Senators AL
Ed Morris 22 1887 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
Hugh Mulcahy 22 1940 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Tony Mullane 22 1893 Baltimore Orioles NL
Cincinnati Reds NL
The Only Nolan 22 1878 Indianapolis Browns NL
Al Orth 22 1903 Washington Senators AL
Case Patten 22 1905 Washington Senators AL
Case Patten 22 1903 Washington Senators AL
Big Jeff Pfeffer 22 1906 Boston Beaneaters NL
Togie Pittinger 22 1903 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jack Quinn 22 1915 Baltimore Terrapins FL
Eppa Rixey 22 1920 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Robin Roberts 22 1957 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Steve Rogers 22 1974 Montreal Expos NL
Red Ruffing 22 1929 Boston Red Sox AL
Jack Stivetts 22 1891 St. Louis Browns AA
Lefty Tyler 22 1912 Boston Braves NL
Tom Vickery 22 1890 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Sam Weaver 22 1883 Louisville Eclipse AA
Mickey Welch 22 1886 New York Giants NL
Will White 22 1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Kaiser Wilhelm 22 1908 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Weldon Wyckoff 22 1915 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Joe Yeager 22 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Cy Young 22 1891 Cleveland Spiders NL
Steve Arlin 21 1972 San Diego Padres NL 270
Stan Bahnsen 21 1973 Chicago White Sox AL
Jesse Barnes 21 1917 Boston Braves NL
Fred Beebe 21 1909 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Ed Brandt 21 1928 Boston Braves NL
John Clarkson 21 1887 Chicago White Stockings NL
Ed Cushman 21 1885 New York Metropolitans AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Ed Cushman 21 1890 Toledo Maumees AA
Hooks Dauss 21 1920 Detroit Tigers AL
Paul Derringer 21 1934 Cincinnati Reds NL
Murry Dickson 21 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Bill Dinneen 21 1902 Boston Americans AL
Denny Driscoll 21 1883 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Jack Dunn 21 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Mal Eason 21 1905 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Red Ehret 21 1894 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Dana Fillingim 21 1920 Boston Braves NL
Russ Ford 21 1912 New York Highlanders AL
Frank Foreman 21 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Chick Fraser 21 1905 Boston Beaneaters NL
Pud Galvin 21 1887 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
Pud Galvin 21 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Bump Hadley 21 1932 Chicago White Sox AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Bob Harmon 21 1913 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Harry Harper 21 1919 Washington Senators AL
Joe Harris 21 1906 Boston Americans AL
Lum Harris 21 1943 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Slim Harriss 21 1927 Boston Red Sox AL
Pink Hawley 21 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
John Healy 21 1890 Toledo Maumees AA
Harry Howell 21 1904 St. Louis Browns AL
Harry Howell 21 1901 Baltimore Orioles AL
Bill Hutchison 21 1895 Chicago Colts NL
Larry Jackson 21 1965 Chicago Cubs NL
Sam Jones 21 1925 New York Yankees AL
Harry Kelley 21 1937 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Matt Kilroy 21 1888 Baltimore Orioles AA
Silver King 21 1888 St. Louis Browns AA
Phil Knell 21 1894 Louisville Colonels NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Don Larsen 21 1954 Baltimore Orioles AL
Mickey Lolich 21 1974 Detroit Tigers AL
Jack Lynch 21 1885 New York Metropolitans AA
Ted Lyons 21 1933 Chicago White Sox AL
Mike Maroth 21 2003 Detroit Tigers AL
Al Mattern 21 1909 Boston Doves NL
Al Maul 21 1893 Washington Senators NL
Harry McIntire 21 1906 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Sadie McMahon 21 1890 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
George Mullin 21 1905 Detroit Tigers AL
Joe Oeschger 21 1922 Boston Braves NL
Al Orth 21 1907 New York Highlanders AL
George Pechiney 21 1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Barney Pelty 21 1907 St. Louis Browns AL
Togie Pittinger 21 1904 Boston Beaneaters NL
Henry Porter 21 1885 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Old Hoss Radbourn 21 1885 Providence Grays NL
Eppa Rixey 21 1917 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Nap Rucker 21 1912 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Amos Rusie 21 1893 New York Giants NL
Fred Sanford 21 1948 St. Louis Browns AL
Jack Scott 21 1927 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Jack Scott 21 1920 Boston Braves NL
Billy Serad 21 1885 Buffalo Bisons NL
Jack Stivetts 21 1890 St. Louis Browns AA
Bill Sweeney 21 1884 Baltimore Monumentals UA
Charlie Sweeney 21 1885 St. Louis Maroons NL
Jack Taylor 21 1896 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Jack Taylor 21 1905 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Jack Taylor 21 1899 Chicago Orphans NL
Jim Tobin 21 1942 Boston Braves NL
Bucky Walters 21 1936 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Mickey Welch 21 1884 New York Gothams NL
Gus Weyhing 21 1892 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Gus Weyhing 21 1899 Washington Senators NL
Gus Weyhing 21 1895 Louisville Colonels NL
Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Gus Weyhing 21 1889 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Will White 21 1878 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jim Whitney 21 1883 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jim Whitney 21 1887 Washington Senators NL
Jim Whitney 21 1882 Boston Red Caps NL
Jim Whitney 21 1888 Washington Senators NL
Stump Wiedman 21 1884 Detroit Wolverines NL
Stan Yerkes 21 1902 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Cy Young 21 1906 Boston Americans AL
Cy Young 21 1894 Cleveland Spiders NL
Irv Young 21 1905 Boston Beaneaters NL
Nate Andrews 20 1943 Boston Braves NL 356
Bill Bailey 20 1915 Baltimore Terrapins FL
Chicago Whales FL
Mark Baldwin 20 1893 New York Giants NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Jesse Barnes 20 1924 Boston Braves NL
Dick Barrett 20 1945 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Boom-Boom Beck 20 1933 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Rube Benton 20 1912 Cincinnati Reds NL
Joe Bowman 20 1936 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Harry Byrd 20 1953 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Howie Camnitz 20 1913 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Steve Carlton 20 1973 Philadelphia Phillies NL
George Caster 20 1938 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Jack Chesbro 20 1908 New York Highlanders AL
John Clarkson 20 1888 Boston Beaneaters NL
Pete Conway 20 1886 Detroit Wolverines NL
Kansas City Cowboys NL
Larry Corcoran 20 1883 Chicago White Stockings NL
Nick Cullop 20 1914 Cleveland Naps AL
Kansas City Packers FL
Ed Cushman 20 1886 New York Metropolitans AA
George Derby 20 1882 Detroit Wolverines NL
Murry Dickson 20 1954 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Bill Dinneen 20 1899 Washington Senators NL
Bill Doak 20 1917 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Phil Douglas 20 1917 Chicago Cubs NL
Pete Dowling 20 1898 Louisville Colonels NL
Howard Ehmke 20 1925 Boston Red Sox AL
Red Ehret 20 1892 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Dick Ellsworth 20 1962 Chicago Cubs NL
Cy Falkenberg 20 1906 Washington Senators AL
Turk Farrell 20 1962 Houston Colt .45s NL
Charlie Ferguson 20 1885 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Cherokee Fisher 20 1876 Cincinnati Red Stockings NL
Frank Foreman 20 1891 Washington Senators AA
Chick Fraser 20 1898 Cleveland Spiders NL
Louisville Colonels NL
Chick Fraser 20 1906 Cincinnati Reds NL
Ned Garvin 20 1901 Milwaukee Brewers AL
Milt Gaston 20 1930 Boston Red Sox AL
Les German 20 1896 New York Giants NL
Washington Senators NL
Frank Gilmore 20 1887 Washington Senators NL
Bob Groom 20 1914 St. Louis Terriers FL
Bump Hadley 20 1933 St. Louis Browns AL
Noodles Hahn 20 1900 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jesse Haines 20 1920 St. Louis Cardinals NL
John Harkins 20 1885 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Slim Harriss 20 1922 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Guy Hecker 20 1884 Louisville Colonels AA
Glen Hobbie 20 1960 Chicago Cubs NL
Art Houtteman 20 1952 Detroit Tigers AL
Tom Hughes 20 1905 Washington Senators AL
Bert Inks 20 1895 Louisville Colonels NL
Al Jackson 20 1965 New York Mets NL
Al Jackson 20 1962 New York Mets NL
Walter Johnson 20 1916 Washington Senators AL
Sam Jones 20 1955 Chicago Cubs NL
Sam Jones 20 1919 Boston Red Sox AL
Tim Keefe 20 1886 New York Giants NL
Alex Kellner 20 1950 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Brickyard Kennedy 20 1897 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Brickyard Kennedy 20 1893 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Brickyard Kennedy 20 1894 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Brickyard Kennedy 20 1896 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Vern Kennedy 20 1939 Detroit Tigers AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Henry Keupper 20 1914 St. Louis Terriers FL
Frank Killen 20 1898 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Washington Senators NL
Ed Killian 20 1904 Detroit Tigers AL
Sam Kimber 20 1884 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Brian Kingman 20 1980 Oakland Athletics AL
Clay Kirby 20 1969 San Diego Padres NL
Jerry Koosman 20 1977 New York Mets NL
Ted Lyons 20 1929 Chicago White Sox AL
Joe McGinnity 20 1903 New York Giants NL
Joe McGinnity 20 1901 Baltimore Orioles AL
Harry McIntire 20 1908 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Doc McJames 20 1896 Washington Senators NL
Lee Meadows 20 1919 Philadelphia Phillies NL
St. Louis Cardinals NL
Jouett Meekin 20 1892 Louisville Colonels NL
Washington Senators NL
Rube Melton 20 1942 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Win Mercer 20 1897 Washington Senators NL
Roscoe Miller 20 1902 Detroit Tigers AL
New York Giants NL
Ed Morris 20 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Hugh Mulcahy 20 1938 Philadelphia Phillies NL
George Mullin 20 1907 Detroit Tigers AL
Jack Nabors 20 1916 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Bobo Newsom 20 1945 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Bobo Newsom 20 1941 Detroit Tigers AL
Bobo Newsom 20 1934 St. Louis Browns AL
Phil Niekro 20 1979 Atlanta Braves NL
Phil Niekro 20 1977 Atlanta Braves NL
Hank O'Day 20 1887 Washington Senators NL
Jim Pastorius 20 1908 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Orlando Pena 20 1963 Kansas City Athletics AL
Old Hoss Radbourn 20 1882 Providence Grays NL
Ken Raffensberger 20 1944 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pedro Ramos 20 1961 Minnesota Twins AL
Bill Reidy 20 1901 Milwaukee Brewers AL
Gordon Rhodes 20 1936 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Bob Rush 20 1950 Chicago Cubs NL
Amos Rusie 20 1891 New York Giants NL
Jack Russell 20 1930 Boston Red Sox AL
Ed Scott 20 1900 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jim Scott 20 1913 Chicago White Sox AL
Billy Serad 20 1884 Buffalo Bisons NL
Charlie Smith 20 1907 Washington Senators AL
Eddie Smith 20 1942 Chicago White Sox AL
George Smith 20 1921 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Phenomenal Smith 20 1888 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Tracy Stallard 20 1964 New York Mets NL
Chuck Stobbs 20 1957 Washington Senators AL
Mel Stottlemyre 20 1966 New York Yankees AL
Willie Sudhoff 20 1905 St. Louis Browns AL
Jack Taylor 20 1897 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Luis Tiant 20 1969 Cleveland Indians AL
Lee Viau 20 1889 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Alex Voss 20 1884 Kansas City Unions UA
Washington Nationals UA
Ed Walsh 20 1910 Chicago White Sox AL
Carl Weilman 20 1913 St. Louis Browns AL
Gus Weyhing 20 1891 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Doc White 20 1902 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Wild Bill Widner 20 1889 Columbus Colts AA
Stump Wiedman 20 1882 Detroit Wolverines NL
Bill Wight 20 1948 Chicago White Sox AL
Kaiser Wilhelm 20 1904 Boston Beaneaters NL
Roy Wilkinson 20 1921 Chicago White Sox AL
Vic Willis 20 1902 Boston Beaneaters NL
Wilbur Wood 20 1973 Chicago White Sox AL
Wilbur Wood 20 1975 Chicago White Sox AL
Clyde Wright 20 1974 Milwaukee Brewers AL
George Zettlein 20 1876 Philadelphia Athletics NL
Chris Archer 19 2016 Tampa Bay Rays AL 483
Steve Arlin 19 1971 San Diego Padres NL
Kirtley Baker 19 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
George Baumgardner 19 1913 St. Louis Browns AL
Fred Beebe 19 1907 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Joe Benz 19 1914 Chicago White Sox AL
Jim Bibby 19 1974 Texas Rangers AL
George Blaeholder 19 1933 St. Louis Browns AL
Vida Blue 19 1977 Oakland Athletics AL
Tommy Bond 19 1878 Boston Red Caps NL
Tommy Bond 19 1879 Boston Red Caps NL
Jeremy Bonderman 19 2003 Detroit Tigers AL
George Bradley 19 1876 St. Louis Brown Stockings NL
Ed Brandt 19 1935 Boston Braves NL
Theodore Breitenstein 19 1892 St. Louis Browns NL
Lou Brissie 19 1950 Philadelphia Athletics AL
George Brunet 19 1967 California Angels AL
Howie Camnitz 19 1914 Pittsburgh Rebels FL 500
Steve Carlton 19 1970 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Ownie Carroll 19 1932 Cincinnati Reds NL
George Caster 19 1937 Philadelphia Athletics AL
George Caster 19 1940 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Ken Chase 19 1939 Washington Senators AL
Eddie Cicotte 19 1918 Chicago White Sox AL
Galen Cisco 19 1964 New York Mets NL
Watty Clark 19 1929 Brooklyn Robins NL
John Clarkson 19 1891 Boston Beaneaters NL
John Clarkson 19 1889 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jim Conway 19 1889 Kansas City Blues AA
Wilbur Cooper 19 1923 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Ed Crane 19 1890 New York Giants PL
Bert Cunningham 19 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Omar Daal 19 2000 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Philadelphia Phillies NL
Hugh Daily 19 1883 Cleveland Blues NL
Jose DeLeon 19 1985 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Jose DeLeon 19 1990 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Paul Derringer 19 1936 Cincinnati Reds NL
Murry Dickson 19 1953 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Walt Dickson 19 1912 Boston Braves NL
Walt Dickson 19 1914 Pittsburgh Rebels FL
Bill Dinneen 19 1906 Boston Americans AL
Ed Doheny 19 1898 New York Giants NL
Gus Dorner 19 1908 Boston Doves NL
Bill Duggleby 19 1906 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Jesse Duryea 19 1889 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Red Ehret 19 1895 St. Louis Browns NL
Sammy Ellis 19 1966 Cincinnati Reds NL
Scott Erickson 19 1993 Minnesota Twins AL
Roy Evans 19 1902 Brooklyn Superbas NL
New York Giants NL
Bob Ewing 19 1907 Cincinnati Reds NL
Wes Ferrell 19 1937 Boston Red Sox AL
Washington Senators AL
Howie Fox 19 1949 Cincinnati Reds NL
Chick Fraser 19 1897 Louisville Colonels NL
Larry French 19 1938 Chicago Cubs NL
Bob Friend 19 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Bob Friend 19 1961 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Sam Frock 19 1910 Boston Doves NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Wayne Garland 19 1977 Cleveland Indians AL
Milt Gaston 19 1929 Boston Red Sox AL
Milt Gaston 19 1934 Chicago White Sox AL
Hank Gastright 19 1891 Columbus Colts AA
Joe Genewich 19 1924 Boston Braves NL
Al Gerheauser 19 1943 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Fred Goldsmith 19 1883 Chicago White Stockings NL
Dolly Gray 19 1909 Washington Senators AL
Dolly Gray 19 1910 Washington Senators AL
Bill Greif 19 1974 San Diego Padres NL
Burleigh Grimes 19 1925 Brooklyn Robins NL
Bob Groom 19 1917 St. Louis Browns AL
Ad Gumbert 19 1892 Chicago Colts NL
Warren Hacker 19 1953 Chicago Cubs NL
George Haddock 19 1889 Washington Senators NL
Noodles Hahn 19 1901 Cincinnati Reds NL
Jesse Haines 19 1924 St. Louis Cardinals NL
George Hemming 19 1894 Baltimore Orioles NL
Louisville Colonels NL
Hardie Henderson 19 1886 Baltimore Orioles AA
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Kirby Higbe 19 1940 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Chief Hogsett 19 1937 St. Louis Browns AL
Jay Hook 19 1962 New York Mets NL
Bill Hutchison 19 1891 Chicago Colts NL
Elmer Jacobs 19 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Al Javery 19 1944 Boston Braves NL
Si Johnson 19 1942 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Si Johnson 19 1931 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bobby Jones 19 2001 San Diego Padres NL
Cowboy Jones 19 1900 St. Louis Cardinals NL
George Kahler 19 1912 Cleveland Naps AL
Ed Karger 19 1907 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Ed Karger 19 1906 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
St. Louis Cardinals NL
Tim Keefe 19 1887 New York Giants NL
Ted Kennedy 19 1886 Louisville Colonels AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Matt Kilroy 19 1887 Baltimore Orioles AA
Dave Koslo 19 1946 New York Giants NL
Gene Krapp 19 1915 Buffalo Buffeds FL
Lerrin LaGrow 19 1974 Detroit Tigers AL
Wayne LaMaster 19 1937 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Rick Langford 19 1977 Oakland Athletics AL
Tim Leary 19 1990 New York Yankees AL
Dutch Leonard 19 1940 Washington Senators AL
Mickey Lolich 19 1970 Detroit Tigers AL
Albie Lopez 19 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Tampa Bay Devil Rays AL
Tom Lovett 19 1891 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Dolf Luque 19 1921 Cincinnati Reds NL
Art Mahaffey 19 1961 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Al Mattern 19 1910 Boston Doves NL
Darrell May 19 2004 Kansas City Royals AL
Erskine Mayer 19 1914 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Kirk McCaskill 19 1991 California Angels AL
Mike McDermott 19 1895 Louisville Colonels NL
Chappie McFarland 19 1903 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Willie McGill 19 1894 Chicago Colts NL
Frank Miller 19 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Al Milnar 19 1941 Cleveland Indians AL
Sam Moffet 19 1884 Cleveland Blues NL
Earl Moore 19 1911 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Mike Moore 19 1987 Seattle Mariners AL
Van Mungo 19 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Bobo Newsom 19 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Washington Senators AL
Kid Nichols 19 1899 Boston Beaneaters NL
Kid Nichols 19 1890 Boston Beaneaters NL
Cinders O'Brien 19 1888 Cleveland Blues AA
Al Orth 19 1897 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Tom Parrott 19 1894 Cincinnati Reds NL
Gaylord Perry 19 1973 Cleveland Indians AL
Scott Perry 19 1918 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Herman Pillette 19 1923 Detroit Tigers AL
Henry Porter 19 1886 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Jack Powell 19 1901 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Jack Powell 19 1904 New York Highlanders AL
Jack Powell 19 1911 St. Louis Browns AL
Jack Powell 19 1903 St. Louis Browns AL
Jack Powell 19 1899 St. Louis Perfectos NL
Ken Raffensberger 19 1950 Cincinnati Reds NL
Pedro Ramos 19 1959 Washington Senators AL
Jimmy Ring 19 1921 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Eddie Rommel 19 1923 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Nap Rucker 19 1908 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Nap Rucker 19 1909 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Dick Rudolph 19 1915 Boston Braves NL
Don Rudolph 19 1963 Washington Senators AL
Ben Sanders 19 1892 Louisville Colonels NL
Pete Schneider 19 1917 Cincinnati Reds NL
Pete Schneider 19 1915 Cincinnati Reds NL
Pete Schneider 19 1916 Cincinnati Reds NL
Al Schulz 19 1916 Cincinnati Reds NL
Ed Seward 19 1888 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Cy Seymour 19 1898 New York Giants NL
James Shields 19 2016 Chicago White Sox AL
San Diego Padres NL
Allen Sothoron 19 1917 St. Louis Browns AL
Warren Spahn 19 1952 Boston Braves NL
Tully Sparks 19 1902 Boston Americans AL
New York Giants NL
Paul Splittorff 19 1974 Kansas City Royals AL
Bill Steele 19 1911 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Lefty Stewart 19 1932 St. Louis Browns AL
Bill Stoneman 19 1969 Montreal Expos NL
Scott Stratton 19 1892 Louisville Colonels NL
Jack Sutthoff 19 1904 Cincinnati Reds NL
Philadelphia Phillies NL
Frank Tanana 19 1974 California Angels AL
Jack Taylor 19 1904 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Jack Taylor 19 1901 Chicago Orphans NL
Jim Tobin 19 1944 Boston Braves NL
Jim Tobin 19 1945 Boston Braves NL
Detroit Tigers AL
Virgil Trucks 19 1952 Detroit Tigers AL
Rube Vickers 19 1908 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Rube Waddell 19 1904 Philadelphia Athletics AL
John Ward 19 1879 Providence Grays NL
Jack Warhop 19 1912 New York Highlanders AL
Carl Weilman 19 1915 St. Louis Browns AL
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Walter Johnson has lost more games (two-hundred seventy-nine) than any other American League pitcher in Major League history, yet his name does not appear anywhere on the single season leaders for games lost chart.

Did you know that Cy Young , who is the Major League career leader in games lost with three-hundred sixteen (316), does not appear on this chart of single season leaders for games lost either.

During his all-time record setting season (1883) for games lost; John Coleman won twelve (12) games, finished third overall in games pitched with sixty-five (65) and fourth overall in complete games with fifty-nine (59).

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac29 Nov
RIP Bob Miller (😢). A Philadelphia Phillies (1949-1958) RHP. Member of Whiz Kids. He was the 15th oldest #MLB playe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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#BaseballAlmanac #OTD 1969: Ted Sizemore won NL Rookie of the Year Award. DYK he was the seventh #Dodgers player in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Our Baseball Photo of the Day over on Instagram. I called it Admiration. I'd appreciate it if you'd give us a follo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Player of the Day: Sixto Lezcano. 1st player in #MLB #history with 2 career #OpeningDay grand slams, one in '78, on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Don Nottebart updated. RHP with #Braves, #Colt45s, #Astros, #Reds, #Yankees, #Cubs. Cemetery data changed. Rookie c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Thank you. I started #BaseballAlmanac [baseball-almanac.com] in 1999. I've preserved 515,000+ pages of #baseballtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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MLB and NBA? Here are two athletes that played both. Trivia Tuesday on Baseball Almanac: How many others can you re… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Cat + baseball cap = Instagram. A story #BaseballAlmanac shared this weekend on our IG. [Follow Us:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Jonathan Papelbon has the most saves in #Boston #RedSox history AND the most saves in #Philadelphia #Phillies histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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In 1967, Eddie Stanky (MGR) offered Walt Williams (OF) a new suit if he could get 50 walks! On #BaseballAlmanac you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RIP Dan Pfister (😢). RHP with #KansasCity #Athletics (1961-64). I photoshopped out names of other #pitchers on his… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Born #otd 1975, J.D. Drew is ONLY player in baseball history to twice (#Dodgers in 2006 / #RedSox in 2007) tie the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Yes sir - GREAT memory! I've attached the line score. If you want the full box score & write-up, the entire newspap… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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The 1962 #Mets lost 120 games during 1st season, including first 9 in-a-row. On April 23, they beat the 10-0… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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DYK George Witt's #Topps have his year of birth as '33, but they weren't "really" wrong, he lied about it! Source?… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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#OTD 1983 U.S. Magistrate J. Milton Sullivant ordered these three players to spend three months at the Fort Worth C… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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#Trivia #Tuesday by #BaseballAlmanac: Pictured are four number one #draft picks; however, none of them played #MLB.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RIP Lindy McDaniel (😥). RHP from 1955 to 1975! DYK he took the mound in almost #MLB 1,000 games? Go beyond his stat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Happy Birthday Ryan Braun (🎂). DYK his back-to-back 30-30 seasons were a feat only matched in NL by Willie Mays, Ro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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DYK, #otd 1953, the #StLouis #Browns (L) officially became the Baltimore Baseball Club, Inc., or who we now call th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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