Shutout Records

Major League Baseball Records for Shutouts by Pitchers

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for shutouts - including career shutout records, single season shutout records, and game related records.

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"What do you want me to do? Let thoses sons of bitches stand up there and think on my time?" - National League shutout leader & Hall of Famer Grover Alexander

Shutouts

Career Shutout Records

Most Shutouts
In A Career
( Top 1,000 )
AL Walter Johnson Washington 110 110
NL Grover Alexander Philadelphia 61 90
Chicago 24
St. Louis 5
Most Shutouts
In A Career
By A Lefthander
AL Eddie Plank Philadelphia 59 63
St. Louis 4
NL Warren Spahn Boston 27 63
Milwaukee 36
New York 0
San Francisco 0
ML Eddie Plank Philadelphia [NL] 59 69
St. Louis [AL] 4
St. Louis [FL] 6
Most Shutouts
In A Career
By A Righthander
AL Walter Johnson Washington 110 110
NL Grover Alexander Philadelphia 61 90
Chicago 24
St. Louis 5

Shutouts

Single Season Shutout Records

Most
In Any Month
AL Ed Walsh Chicago 6 08-1906
Ed Walsh Chicago 09-1908
Doc White Chicago 09-1904
NL George Bradley St. Louis 5 05-1876
Tommy Bond Hartford 06-1876
Jack Chesbro Pittsburgh 07-1902
Don Drysdale Los Angeles 05-1968
Pud Galvin Buffalo 08-1884
Bob Gibson St. Louis 06-1968
Orel Hershiser Los Angeles 09-1988
Ben Sanders Philadelphia 09-1888
Most
In A Season
( Top 500 )
AL Jack Coombs Philadelphia 13 06-22-1910
Philadelphia 07-01-1910
Philadelphia 07-15-1910
Philadelphia 07-20-1910
Philadelphia 07-23-1910
Philadelphia 07-29-1910
Philadelphia 08-04-1910
Philadelphia 08-07-1910
Philadelphia 08-26-1910
Philadelphia 09-09-1910
Philadelphia 09-12-1910
Philadelphia 09-16-1910
Philadelphia 09-21-1910
NL Grover Alexander Philadelphia 16 04-18-1916
Philadelphia 05-03-1916
Philadelphia 05-13-1916
Philadelphia 05-18-1916
Philadelphia 05-26-1916
Philadelphia 06-03-1916
Philadelphia 07-07-1916
Philadelphia 07-15-1916
Philadelphia 07-20-1916
Philadelphia 08-02-1916
Philadelphia 08-09-1916
Philadelphia 08-14-1916
Philadelphia 08-18-1916
Philadelphia 09-01-1916
Philadelphia 09-23-1916
Philadelphia 10-02-1916
George Bradley St. Louis 05-05-1876
St. Louis 05-09-1876
St. Louis 05-11-1876
St. Louis 05-13-1876
St. Louis 05-25-1876
St. Louis 06-01-1876
St. Louis 06-22-1876
St. Louis 06-29-1876
St. Louis 07-11-1876
St. Louis 07-13-1876
St. Louis 07-15-1876
St. Louis 07-29-1876
St. Louis 08-03-1876
St. Louis 08-08-1876
St. Louis 08-17-1876
St. Louis 09-05-1876
Most
In A Season
By A Lefthander
AA Ed Morris Pittsburgh 12 1886
AL Ron Guidry New York 9 1978
Babe Ruth Boston 1916
NL Sandy Koufax Los Angeles 11 1963
Most
In A Season
By A Righthander
AL Jack Coombs Philadelphia 13 1910
NL Grover Alexander Philadelphia 16 1916
George Bradley St. Louis 1876
Most
In A Season
By A Rookie
AL Russ Ford New York 8 1910
Reb Russell Chicago 1913
NL George Bradley St. Louis 16 1876
Most
In A Season
Consecutively
( Year-by-Year List )
AL Doc White Chicago 5 09-12-1904
Chicago 09-16-1904
Chicago 09-19-1904
Chicago 09-25-1904
Chicago 09-30-1904
NL Don Drysdale Los Angeles

6

05-14-1968
Los Angeles 05-18-1968
Los Angeles 05-22-1968
Los Angeles 05-26-1968
Los Angeles 05-31-1968
Los Angeles 06-04-1968
Most Seasons
Leading The League
( Year-by-Year List )
AL Walter Johnson Washington

7

1911
Washington 1913
Washington 1914
Washington 1915
Washington 1918
Washington 1919
Washington 1924
NL Grover Alexander Philadelphia 7 1911
Philadelphia 1913
Philadelphia 1915
Philadelphia 1916
Philadelphia 1917
Chicago 1919
Chicago 1921

Shutouts

Game Specific Shutout Records

Fewest Pitches
9 Inning Shutout
AL Incomplete Research - - -
NL Red Barrett Boston 58 08-10-1944
Longest Shutout
By Number of Innings
AL Walter Johnson Washington 18 05-15-1918
Ed Summers Detroit 07-19-1909
NL Carl Hubbell New York 18 07-02-1933
John Ward Providence 08-17-1882
Most Shutouts
Won on Opening Day
AL Walter Johnson Washington 7 1910
Washington 1914
Washington 1915
Washington 1917
Washington 1919
Washington 1924
Washington 1926
NL Rip Sewell Pittsburgh 3 1943
Pittsburgh 1947
Pittsburgh 1949
Chris Short Philadelphia 1965
Philadelphia 1968
Philadelphia 1970
Rick Mahler Atlanta 1982
Atlanta 1986
Atlanta 1987
Oldest Pitcher
Complete Game Shutout
AL Phil Niekro New York 10-06-1985
46 Yrs 188 Days
NL Jamie Moyer Philadelphia 05-07-2010
47 Yrs 170 Days
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Walter Johnson has the most shutouts against any one team during a career when he shutout the Philadelphia Athletics twenty-three times between 1907 to 1927.

Team related shutout records are not as frequent as the player related shutout records, but Baseball Almanac hopes you enjoy the following shutout records:

Largest Score in a Shutout
AL 22 Cleveland (vs New York) on 08-31-2004
NL 28 Providence (vs Philadelphia) on 08-21-1883
Most Shutouts Won in a Season
AL 32 1906 Chicago White Sox
NL 32 1907 Chicago Cubs
1909 Chicago Cubs
Most Times Being Shutout in a Season
AL 30 1909 Washington Senators
NL 33 1908 St. Louis Cardinals
Most Consecutive Shutouts Won in a Season
AL 5 Baltimore ( 09-02-1974 to 09-06-1974 )
Baltimore ( 09-26-1995 to 10-01-1995 )
NL 6 Pittsburgh ( 06-02-1903 to 06-06-1903 )
Most Consecutive Shutout Innings Pitched
AL 54 Baltimore ( 09-01-1974 to 09-07-1974 )
[last inning thru first eight innings]
NL 56 Pittsburgh ( 06-01-1903 to 06-09-1903 )
[last two innings thru first three innings]
Fewest Shutouts Won (150 Games Played)
AL 1 1924 Chicago White Sox
1956 Washington Senators
1977 Seattle Mariners
1996 Baltimore Orioles
1997 Oakland Athletics
2001 Anaheim Angels
2001 Kansas City Royals
NL 0 1898 St. Louis Browns
1898 Washington Senators
1899 Cleveland Spiders
1993 Colorado Rockies

Did you know that on September 26, 1908, Ed Reulbach tossed both ends of a doubleheader , earned both victories and became the first and only pitcher to throw two complete game shutouts on the same day.

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