Hall of Famer Al Spalding fashioned an unfathomable 253-65 career record. His winning percentage of .796 is an
all time record. In 1875, the right-hander posted a 55-5 record for the Boston Red Stockings of the National Association.
Will White of the Cincinnati Reds had one of the most incredible seasons ever in 1879.
The rubber-armed hurler started and finished a single season record 75 games (tied by Pud Galvin in 1883) for a record 680
innings. He went 43-31 with a 1.99 ERA that season. During his career, White won over 40 games in a season three
times, and finished with a 229-166 record in 10 seasons.
Hall of Famer Charley Radbourn won a single season record 59 games
against 12 losses in 1884 for the Providence Grays. Radbourn, who won 48 games in 1883, compiled a 309-195 record in 11 seasons.
On the flip side, John Coleman of the Philadelphia Quakers lost a record
48 games in 1883. He won 12 games that season, and finished his career with a 23-72 record in six seasons.
Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia
Phillies chalked up a remarkable 16 shutouts in 1916. The Hall of Famer posted a 33-12 record that season, and finished
his career third on the all time wins list with 373.
Matt Kilroy of old American Association's Baltimore Orioles
struck out an amazing 513 batters in 1886. Remarkably, he still finished with a losing record, 29-34. Kilroy went
46-19 in 1887 and finished his career with 141-133 record.
Hall of Famer "Smiling" Tim Keefe posted a microscopic 0.86 ERA for the Troy Trojans in 1880. Amazingly he finished
with only a 6-6 record in 105 innings. In his 14 year career, Keefe won 342 games.
Reliever Mike Marshall
appeared in a record 106 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974. The right hander went 15-12 that season with 21