DETROIT WOLVERINES
PITCHING LEADERS
03/10/1953
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TEAM PITCHING SINGLE SEASON LEADERS TEAM PITCHING CAREER LEADERS
162 IP required for season rate statistics. 500 IP required for career rate statistics.
ERA - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player ERA Year  
1. Burton Speer 1.89 1910  
2. Al Williams 1.94 1885  
3. Orlando Nolan 1.97 1918  
4. Al Williams 1.99 1882  
5. Luther Root 2.03 1902  
6. Calvin Kutz 2.04 1909  
7. Swede Daly 2.05 1885  
8. John Deloge 2.10 1941  
9. Luther Root 2.14 1901  
10. Millard Silver 2.15 1910  
ERA - CAREER
Rank Player ERA IP  
1. Millard Silver 2.45 1061.2  
2. Luther Root 2.48 2000.2  
3. Calvin Kutz 2.49 923.1  
4. Swede Daly 2.51 939.2  
5. Al Williams 2.60 4018.0  
6. Carl Dye 2.73 960.1  
7. Tater Calhoun 2.75 896.1  
8. Tim Norris 2.80 574.2  
9. Doc Bertram 2.90 720.2  
10. Mike Custer 2.92 2225.2  
WINS - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player W Year  
1. Luther Root 35 1898  
2. Virgil Hancock 35 1895  
3. Al Williams 34 1885  
4. Horace Hefner 34 1899  
5. Virgil Hancock 33 1894  
6. Al Williams 32 1888  
7. Luther Root 32 1900  
8. Alvin Liles 31 1905  
9. Luther Root 31 1902  
10. Virgil Hancock 30 1900  
WINS - CAREER
Rank Player W IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 373 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 254 4018.0  
3. Horace Hefner 186 3175.0  
4. John Deloge 185 3421.2  
5. Luther Root 152 2000.2  
6. Clay Gillespie 149 2657.1  
7. Alvin Liles 131 2585.0  
8. Burton Speer 130 2542.2  
9. Les Nash 126 1897.0  
10. Mike Custer 116 2225.2  
LOSSES - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player L Year  
1. Virgil Hancock 35 1896  
2. Al Williams 35 1881  
3. Virgil Hancock 31 1903  
4. Amos Jamison 30 1915  
5. Baby-doll McLane 29 1896  
6. Burton Speer 28 1912  
7. Horace Hefner 27 1895  
8. Flip Schwartz 27 1914  
9. Virgil Hancock 27 1899  
10. Alvin Liles 27 1904  
LOSSES - CAREER
Rank Player L IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 377 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 190 4018.0  
3. John Deloge 181 3421.2  
4. Gus Maloney 163 2049.0  
5. Horace Hefner 162 3175.0  
6. Jack Minster 157 2183.2  
7. Burton Speer 151 2542.2  
8. Alvin Liles 148 2585.0  
9. Jerome Wheelock 132 2246.1  
10. Al Adams 131 1987.0  
WINNING PCT - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player WPct Year  
1. Les Nash .833 1952  
2. Luther Root .795 1902  
3. Ray Barker .750 1950  
4. Doc Bertram .741 1945  
5. Mustard Rowley .727 1895  
6. Berry Hocker .725 1925  
7. Al Williams .723 1885  
8. Horace Hefner .708 1899  
9. Mike Custer .706 1904  
10. Phineas Flint .696 1918  
WINNING PCT - CAREER
Rank Player WPct IP  
1. Luther Root .688 2000.2  
2. Les Nash .612 1897.0  
3. Al Williams .572 4018.0  
4. Tommy Johnson .557 732.2  
5. Mustard Rowley .554 892.1  
6. Calvin Kutz .545 923.1  
7. Judson McWilliams .545 1504.1  
8. Tater Calhoun .536 896.1  
9. Horace Hefner .534 3175.0  
10. Clay Gillespie .534 2657.1  
SAVES - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player SV Year  
1. Gil Taylor 22 1927  
2. Lee Conklin 22 1940  
3. Al Baker 20 1937  
4. Otis Singleton 19 1949  
5. Buster Healey 16 1915  
6. Otis Singleton 16 1952  
7. Gil Taylor 16 1930  
8. Otis Singleton 16 1945  
9. Ray Grant 16 1934  
10. Tim Norris 15 1946  
SAVES - CAREER
Rank Player SV IP  
1. Otis Singleton 97 413.2  
2. Gil Taylor 96 568.1  
3. Tater Calhoun 91 896.1  
4. Tim Norris 65 574.2  
5. Lee Conklin 58 1646.2  
6. Joe Boyd 47 353.1  
7. Buster Healey 43 350.1  
8. Al Baker 34 187.2  
9. Ray Grant 32 1304.0  
10. George Warner 31 1093.2  
WAR - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player WAR Year  
1. Al Williams 12.2 1886  
2. Virgil Hancock 11.6 1900  
3. Virgil Hancock 11.2 1893  
4. Al Williams 10.9 1888  
5. Al Williams 10.3 1885  
6. Virgil Hancock 10.2 1892  
7. Al Williams 9.4 1889  
8. Virgil Hancock 9.3 1902  
9. John Deloge 8.9 1942  
10. John Deloge 8.9 1941  
WAR - CAREER
Rank Player WAR IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 115.6 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 80.7 4018.0  
3. John Deloge 74.4 3421.2  
4. Clay Gillespie 62.4 2657.1  
5. Les Nash 38.8 1897.0  
6. Ray Barker 33.9 1808.2  
7. Luther Root 29.8 2000.2  
8. Horace Hefner 29.1 3175.0  
9. Orlando Nolan 28.5 2014.2  
10. Burton Speer 25.7 2542.2  
GAMES PITCHED - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player G Year  
1. Lee Conklin 77 1940  
2. Tim Norris 76 1943  
3. Al Baker 74 1937  
4. Buster Healey 73 1916  
5. Buster Healey 72 1915  
6. Lee Conklin 70 1942  
7. Tater Calhoun 68 1929  
8. Gil Taylor 67 1927  
9. Joe Fox 67 1940  
10. George Warner 66 1933  
GAMES PITCHED - CAREER
Rank Player G IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 822 6926.1  
2. Lee Conklin 644 1646.2  
3. Tater Calhoun 578 896.1  
4. Al Williams 466 4018.0  
5. John Deloge 428 3421.2  
6. Tim Norris 414 574.2  
7. Gil Taylor 385 568.1  
8. George Warner 377 1093.2  
9. Horace Hefner 375 3175.0  
10. Otis Singleton 358 413.2  
GAMES STARTED - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player GS Year  
1. Virgil Hancock 60 1894  
2. Virgil Hancock 59 1895  
3. Virgil Hancock 58 1893  
4. Virgil Hancock 58 1896  
5. Virgil Hancock 56 1900  
6. Al Williams 55 1881  
7. Virgil Hancock 55 1899  
8. Virgil Hancock 53 1892  
9. Judson McWilliams 53 1890  
10. Al Williams 53 1888  
GAMES STARTED - CAREER
Rank Player GS IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 801 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 461 4018.0  
3. John Deloge 428 3421.2  
4. Horace Hefner 371 3175.0  
5. Clay Gillespie 355 2657.1  
6. Burton Speer 298 2542.2  
7. Alvin Liles 292 2585.0  
8. Gus Maloney 289 2049.0  
9. Jack Minster 288 2183.2  
10. Jerome Wheelock 267 2246.1  
COMPLETE GAMES - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player CG Year  
1. Virgil Hancock 53 1895  
2. Al Williams 52 1888  
3. Virgil Hancock 51 1900  
4. Virgil Hancock 50 1893  
5. Virgil Hancock 48 1894  
6. Luther Root 48 1900  
7. Judson McWilliams 47 1890  
8. Al Williams 46 1882  
9. Al Williams 45 1886  
10. Horace Hefner 45 1900  
COMPLETE GAMES - CAREER
Rank Player CG IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 625 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 392 4018.0  
3. Horace Hefner 276 3175.0  
4. Alvin Liles 226 2585.0  
5. Luther Root 197 2000.2  
6. Burton Speer 187 2542.2  
7. Mike Custer 176 2225.2  
8. John Deloge 173 3421.2  
9. Flip Schwartz 156 2005.2  
10. Judson McWilliams 152 1504.1  
SHUTOUTS - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player SHO Year  
1. Burton Speer 8 1910  
2. Burton Speer 8 1908  
3. John Deloge 7 1933  
4. Alvin Liles 7 1905  
5. Luther Root 7 1898  
6. Orlando Nolan 6 1921  
7. Mike Custer 6 1906  
8. Mike Custer 6 1907  
9. Les Nash 6 1952  
10. John Deloge 5 1935  
SHUTOUTS - CAREER
Rank Player SHO IP  
1. John Deloge 34 3421.2  
2. Virgil Hancock 31 6926.1  
3. Burton Speer 27 2542.2  
4. Al Williams 23 4018.0  
5. Mike Custer 22 2225.2  
6. Les Nash 22 1897.0  
7. Orlando Nolan 22 2014.2  
8. Luther Root 18 2000.2  
9. Ray Barker 16 1808.2  
10. Barney Edwards 16 1454.1  
INNINGS PITCHED - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player IP Year  
1. Virgil Hancock 527.0 1895  
2. Virgil Hancock 514.0 1894  
3. Virgil Hancock 507.1 1893  
4. Virgil Hancock 492.0 1900  
5. Virgil Hancock 490.2 1896  
6. Al Williams 480.2 1888  
7. Al Williams 468.1 1881  
8. Virgil Hancock 467.1 1892  
9. Virgil Hancock 467.1 1899  
10. Judson McWilliams 460.2 1890  
INNINGS PITCHED - CAREER
Rank Player IP IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 6926.1 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 4018.0 4018.0  
3. John Deloge 3421.2 3421.2  
4. Horace Hefner 3175.0 3175.0  
5. Clay Gillespie 2657.1 2657.1  
6. Alvin Liles 2585.0 2585.0  
7. Burton Speer 2542.2 2542.2  
8. Jerome Wheelock 2246.1 2246.1  
9. Mike Custer 2225.2 2225.2  
10. Jack Minster 2183.2 2183.2  
HITS ALLOWED - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player H Year  
1. Virgil Hancock 665 1894  
2. Virgil Hancock 645 1896  
3. Virgil Hancock 632 1895  
4. Al Williams 578 1881  
5. Baby-doll McLane 559 1896  
6. Virgil Hancock 555 1900  
7. Virgil Hancock 535 1897  
8. Horace Hefner 522 1894  
9. Horace Hefner 511 1895  
10. Virgil Hancock 510 1899  
HITS ALLOWED - CAREER
Rank Player H IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 7736 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 3960 4018.0  
3. Horace Hefner 3529 3175.0  
4. John Deloge 3434 3421.2  
5. Alvin Liles 2710 2585.0  
6. Jack Minster 2665 2183.2  
7. Clay Gillespie 2495 2657.1  
8. Gus Maloney 2488 2049.0  
9. Al Adams 2470 1987.0  
10. Jerome Wheelock 2350 2246.1  
HOME RUNS ALLOWED - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player HR Year  
1. Clay Gillespie 27 1947  
2. Jake Rushing 26 1930  
3. Barney Edwards 26 1949  
4. Clay Gillespie 25 1948  
5. Jack Minster 24 1930  
6. Tommy Johnson 23 1949  
7. Orlando Nolan 23 1923  
8. Tommy Johnson 23 1950  
9. Clay Gillespie 22 1950  
10. Barney Edwards 22 1947  
HOME RUNS ALLOWED - CAREER
Rank Player HR IP  
1. Jack Minster 166 2183.2  
2. Clay Gillespie 157 2657.1  
3. Lee Conklin 150 1646.2  
4. Virgil Hancock 149 6926.1  
5. John Deloge 130 3421.2  
6. George Warner 122 1093.2  
7. Gus Maloney 121 2049.0  
8. Barney Edwards 111 1454.1  
9. Les Nash 106 1897.0  
10. Al Adams 104 1987.0  
WALKS ALLOWED - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player BB Year  
1. Horace Hefner 198 1891  
2. Flip Schwartz 196 1911  
3. Gus Maloney 187 1940  
4. Gus Maloney 186 1935  
5. Horace Hefner 181 1894  
6. Burton Speer 180 1911  
7. Gus Maloney 179 1938  
8. Amos Jamison 179 1915  
9. Horace Hefner 178 1893  
10. Burton Speer 174 1912  
WALKS ALLOWED - CAREER
Rank Player BB IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 1634 6926.1  
2. Gus Maloney 1516 2049.0  
3. Horace Hefner 1251 3175.0  
4. John Deloge 1108 3421.2  
5. Burton Speer 975 2542.2  
6. Jack Minster 948 2183.2  
7. Al Adams 878 1987.0  
8. Flip Schwartz 839 2005.2  
9. Mike Custer 815 2225.2  
10. Al Williams 812 4018.0  
WALKS PER 9 IP - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player BB9 Year  
1. Al Williams 0.9 1882  
2. Al Williams 1.1 1883  
3. Swede Daly 1.2 1882  
4. Swede Daly 1.2 1883  
5. Virgil Hancock 1.5 1900  
6. Virgil Hancock 1.5 1899  
7. Al Williams 1.6 1886  
8. Al Williams 1.6 1885  
9. Virgil Hancock 1.6 1904  
10. Al Williams 1.7 1888  
WALKS PER 9 IP - CAREER
Rank Player BB9 IP  
1. Swede Daly 1.6 939.2  
2. Al Williams 1.8 4018.0  
3. Clay Gillespie 2.1 2657.1  
4. Virgil Hancock 2.1 6926.1  
5. Orlando Nolan 2.2 2014.2  
6. Berry Hocker 2.3 1514.0  
7. Abram Cutter 2.3 595.0  
8. Luther Root 2.3 2000.2  
9. Les Nash 2.4 1897.0  
10. Calvin Kutz 2.5 923.1  
STRIKEOUTS - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player K Year  
1. Al Williams 247 1886  
2. Al Williams 229 1884  
3. Burton Speer 215 1908  
4. Burton Speer 214 1911  
5. Millard Silver 213 1910  
6. Burton Speer 211 1909  
7. Millard Silver 209 1911  
8. Al Williams 206 1885  
9. Burton Speer 194 1910  
10. Virgil Hancock 184 1892  
STRIKEOUTS - CAREER
Rank Player K IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 1983 6926.1  
2. Al Williams 1664 4018.0  
3. John Deloge 1438 3421.2  
4. Burton Speer 1313 2542.2  
5. Clay Gillespie 1069 2657.1  
6. Alvin Liles 956 2585.0  
7. Jack Minster 908 2183.2  
8. Flip Schwartz 857 2005.2  
9. Mike Custer 771 2225.2  
10. Horace Hefner 731 3175.0  
STRIKEOUTS PER 9 IP - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player K9 Year  
1. Burton Speer 5.4 1911  
2. Ray Britton 5.4 1886  
3. Al Williams 5.3 1884  
4. Al Williams 5.2 1886  
5. Pete Turnbull 5.2 1944  
6. Swede Daly 5.0 1884  
7. Millard Silver 4.9 1911  
8. Amos Jamison 4.7 1914  
9. Barney Edwards 4.7 1944  
10. Burton Speer 4.7 1909  
STRIKEOUTS PER 9 IP - CAREER
Rank Player K9 IP  
1. Burton Speer 4.6 2542.2  
2. Amos Jamison 4.5 652.1  
3. Millard Silver 4.4 1061.2  
4. Gil Taylor 4.3 568.1  
5. Tim Norris 4.2 574.2  
6. Swede Daly 4.1 939.2  
7. Ray Britton 4.0 1068.1  
8. Flip Schwartz 3.8 2005.2  
9. Doc Bertram 3.8 720.2  
10. John Deloge 3.8 3421.2  
K/BB - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player K/BB Year  
1. Al Williams 3.65 1883  
2. Al Williams 3.61 1882  
3. Swede Daly 3.26 1883  
4. Al Williams 3.25 1886  
5. Al Williams 2.97 1884  
6. Swede Daly 2.85 1882  
7. Al Williams 2.71 1885  
8. Burton Speer 2.50 1908  
9. Swede Daly 2.44 1884  
10. Pete Turnbull 2.36 1944  
K/BB - CAREER
Rank Player K/BB IP  
1. Swede Daly 2.6 939.2  
2. Al Williams 2.0 4018.0  
3. Clay Gillespie 1.7 2657.1  
4. Gil Taylor 1.7 568.1  
5. Millard Silver 1.5 1061.2  
6. Doc Bertram 1.5 720.2  
7. Calvin Kutz 1.5 923.1  
8. Ray Britton 1.4 1068.1  
9. Orlando Nolan 1.4 2014.2  
10. Burton Speer 1.3 2542.2  
WHIP - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player WHIP Year  
1. Les Nash 0.93 1952  
2. Swede Daly 0.98 1885  
3. Swede Daly 1.00 1882  
4. Barney Edwards 1.00 1944  
5. Al Williams 1.04 1883  
6. Al Williams 1.06 1888  
7. Pete Turnbull 1.06 1944  
8. Al Williams 1.07 1885  
9. Burton Speer 1.07 1908  
10. Clay Gillespie 1.07 1952  
WHIP - CAREER
Rank Player WHIP IP  
1. Swede Daly 1.07 939.2  
2. Clay Gillespie 1.17 2657.1  
3. Les Nash 1.18 1897.0  
4. Calvin Kutz 1.19 923.1  
5. Al Williams 1.19 4018.0  
6. Doc Bertram 1.19 720.2  
7. Tim Norris 1.23 574.2  
8. Barney Edwards 1.23 1454.1  
9. Millard Silver 1.25 1061.2  
10. Luther Root 1.25 2000.2  
OAVG - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player OAVG Year  
1. Les Nash .195 1952  
2. Swede Daly .201 1885  
3. Burton Speer .208 1910  
4. Barney Edwards .210 1944  
5. Burton Speer .211 1907  
6. John Deloge .219 1933  
7. Pete Turnbull .219 1944  
8. Ray Barker .221 1950  
9. Orlando Nolan .223 1918  
10. Ray Britton .224 1886  
OAVG - CAREER
Rank Player OAVG IP  
1. Swede Daly .227 939.2  
2. Tim Norris .227 574.2  
3. Pete Turnbull .237 1559.2  
4. Burton Speer .238 2542.2  
5. Ray Barker .239 1808.2  
6. Barney Edwards .240 1454.1  
7. Doc Bertram .240 720.2  
8. Les Nash .240 1897.0  
9. Calvin Kutz .242 923.1  
10. Millard Silver .245 1061.2  
OSLG - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player OSLG Year  
1. Swede Daly .256 1885  
2. Burton Speer .274 1910  
3. Burton Speer .276 1907  
4. Al Williams .287 1885  
5. Les Nash .289 1952  
6. Mike Custer .289 1905  
7. Orlando Nolan .294 1918  
8. Pete Turnbull .299 1946  
9. John Deloge .300 1933  
10. Millard Silver .300 1910  
OSLG - CAREER
Rank Player OSLG IP  
1. Swede Daly .310 939.2  
2. Millard Silver .320 1061.2  
3. Calvin Kutz .320 923.1  
4. Burton Speer .321 2542.2  
5. Mike Custer .322 2225.2  
6. Amos Jamison .324 652.1  
7. Al Williams .326 4018.0  
8. Carl Dye .335 960.1  
9. Ray Britton .336 1068.1  
10. Doc Bertram .337 720.2  
OOPS - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player OOPS Year  
1. Swede Daly .513 1885  
2. Les Nash .537 1952  
3. Al Williams .548 1885  
4. Burton Speer .552 1907  
5. Al Williams .553 1883  
6. Barney Edwards .560 1944  
7. Burton Speer .562 1910  
8. Swede Daly .569 1882  
9. John Deloge .572 1933  
10. Les Nash .575 1944  
OOPS - CAREER
Rank Player OOPS IP  
1. Swede Daly .578 939.2  
2. Al Williams .610 4018.0  
3. Calvin Kutz .617 923.1  
4. Doc Bertram .630 720.2  
5. Millard Silver .630 1061.2  
6. Burton Speer .634 2542.2  
7. Les Nash .643 1897.0  
8. Ray Britton .644 1068.1  
9. Luther Root .644 2000.2  
10. Clay Gillespie .646 2657.1  
RWAR - SINGLE SEASON
Rank Player rWAR Year  
1. Al Williams 12.7 1885  
2. Horace Hefner 12.2 1899  
3. Virgil Hancock 12.1 1893  
4. Judson McWilliams 11.6 1890  
5. Virgil Hancock 11.4 1895  
6. Luther Root 11.0 1900  
7. Al Williams 10.9 1888  
8. Virgil Hancock 10.9 1892  
9. Luther Root 10.7 1898  
10. John Deloge 10.5 1941  
RWAR - CAREER
Rank Player rWAR IP  
1. Virgil Hancock 98.6 6926.1  
2. John Deloge 79.3 3421.2  
3. Al Williams 75.8 4018.0  
4. Clay Gillespie 62.7 2657.1  
5. Les Nash 49.3 1897.0  
6. Luther Root 48.7 2000.2  
7. Ray Barker 40.9 1808.2  
8. Orlando Nolan 40.2 2014.2  
9. Horace Hefner 40.1 3175.0  
10. Barney Edwards 34.0 1454.1  
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