Major League Record Book: ERA in a Season

Here we are again- not a single pitcher has reached the 162 innings threshold since 2006. Ryan Yarbrough has made it into the 140’s in both the last two seasons, but no one has reached 162.

All-Time
1 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 1978 2.36
2 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1987 2.76
3 Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 1984 2.84
4 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 1974 2.95
5 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1985 3.00
Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1993 3.00
7 Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 1983 3.03
8 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1991 3.05
9 Greg Hibbard Staunton 1990 3.16
10 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1994 3.27
11 Mike Caldwell Charlottesville ’68 1979 3.29
12 Rick Honeycutt Charlottesville ’73 1986 3.32
Chris Nabholz Front Royal 1992 3.32
14 Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 1989 3.39
15 Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 1988 3.41
16 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1997 3.43
17 Ed Lynch Madison 1985 3.44
18 Walt Terrell Staunton 1984 3.52
19 Jimmy Key Winchester ’82 1992 3.53
20 Tom Browning New Market ’80-81 1985 3.55

Still waiting on Caldwell, we’ll take a quick look at Rick Honeycutt‘s 1984 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rick went 10-9, 2.84, with a 1.258 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and 3.7 K/9 in 183 2/3 innings pitched. It was his 2nd best season by WAR (3.3).

One category to go!

Rick Honeycutt LA Dodgers
Honeycutt

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