Re: Greatest individual season?
Originally Posted by RedsBaron
The two greatest seasons in MLB history since 1890 both belong to Walter Johnson. In 1912 The Big Train went 33-12 with a 1.39 ERA, 34 complete games, 7 shutouts, 369 innings and 303 Ks for a WAR of 14.0. He improved in 1913, going 36-7 with a 1.14 ERA, 29 complete games, 11 shutouts, 346 innings and 243 Ks for a WAR of 15.7.
Yes, that was the dead ball era, but Johnson could flat out pitch.
My knowledge on WAR is ok at best, does it factor in things like the dead ball era?
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