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    Greatest single season for a pitcher (post1960)

    With the news of Hernandez's signing today I began looking over tons of pitching statistics. This started a debate between a coworker and myself. So I now ask this question to all of you. Which pitcher in which year had the greatest single season?

    I am a bit torn between Pedro's 2000 season and Maddux's 94 or 95 season.

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    Pedro's '99 season for me.

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    Pedro's season in 1999 was actually technically better from a WAR standpoint..

    I would say Gibson's 1968 season ranks to me as number #1

    I mean although it was in a pitcher's era, that 1.12 earned run average is crazy...

    I would also throw in Dwight Gooden's 1986 season but Gibson in 68' was amazing.
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    Gooden's 86 is a good choice. I like Gibson's 68 as well.
    Here are some others...
    Koufax's 63
    Mclain's 68
    Randy Johnson's 2002

    I could go on forever lol

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    Pedro Martinez 1999 would probably take the cake

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    The greatest results based season since 1960 is any of these five

    85 - Gooden
    97 - Clemens
    72 - Carlton
    00 - Pedro
    68 - Gibson


    This is results based.

    As far as pitcher earned, best season...72 Carlton followed by 97 Clemens


    So give me in this order

    72 Carlton
    97 Clemens
    00 Pedro
    68 Gibson
    85 Gooden

    Honorable mentions

    65 Koufax, 01 Johnson, 99 Pedro, 73 Blyleven

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    Pedro sucked in 2000. He was only 18-6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giants73756 View Post
    Pedro sucked in 2000. He was only 18-6.
    Yeah, that 1.74 ERA sure does suck, 0.737 WHIP, 291 ERA+, 8.88 K/BB, best HR/9 rate, best K rate, best h/9 rate, 4 shutouts, most K's.

    And in the peak of the offensive era.

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    I was just kidding. I would say that is the greatest season ever. I still remember people speculating if he would be able to have an ERA under 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Yeah, that 1.74 ERA sure does suck, 0.737 WHIP, 291 ERA+, 8.88 K/BB, best HR/9 rate, best K rate, best h/9 rate, 4 shutouts, most K's.

    And in the peak of the offensive era.
    Yeah, I'd have to go with Pedro in 2000.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Yeah, that 1.74 ERA sure does suck, 0.737 WHIP, 291 ERA+, 8.88 K/BB, best HR/9 rate, best K rate, best h/9 rate, 4 shutouts, most K's.

    And in the peak of the offensive era.
    291 ERA+ is just so lol. Just compare it to the best Bonds did compared to the rest of the league with a 268 OPS+.

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    Pedro Martinez 99 season: 13.20 K/9. 1.56 BB/9. 0.38 HR/9. .323 BABIP. 2.07 ERA. 1.39 FIP. 0.923 WHIP
    Pedro Martinez 00 season: 11.78 K/9. 1.33 BB/9. 0.71 HR/9. .236 BABIP. 1.74 ERA. 2.17 FIP. 0.737 WHIP

    Those two season are great but i think 1999 season is better, the ERA+ of 2000 is better but is helped by the .236 BABIP while in 1999 he managed a 2.07 ERA having a .323 BABIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beldugo View Post
    Pedro Martinez 99 season: 13.20 K/9. 1.56 BB/9. 0.38 HR/9. .323 BABIP. 2.07 ERA. 1.39 FIP. 0.737 WHIP
    Pedro Martinez 00 season: 11.78 K/9. 1.33 BB/9. 0.71 HR/9. .236 BABIP. 1.74 ERA. 2.17 FIP. 0.923 WHIP

    Those two season are great but i think 1999 season is better, the ERA+ of 2000 is better but is helped by the .236 BABIP while in 1999 he managed a 2.07 ERA having a .323 BABIP.
    You somehow flipped around a lot of those stats. It was 2000 when his WHIP was 0.737.

    edit: And by "a lot", I mean HR/9 and WHIP were the only ones I checked that you had them flipped.
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    hershisers 88 seems pretty strong he did carry a pretty mediocre team to a world series victory

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    Quote Originally Posted by giants73756 View Post
    You somehow flipped around a lot of those stats. It was 2000 when his WHIP was 0.737.

    edit: And by "a lot", I mean HR/9 and WHIP were the only ones I checked that you had them flipped.
    My mistake, the only one i mistakenly flipped wad WHIP. Even now i think 1999 was better.

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