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National League Earned Run Average Through the Years

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Multiple winners: Grover Alexander, Sandy Koufax and Christy Mathewson (5); Greg Maddux (4); Carl Hubbell, Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver, Warren Spahn and Dazzy Vance (3); Kevin Brown, Bill Doak, Ray Kremer, Dolf Luque, Howie Pollet, Nolan Ryan, Bill Walker and Bucky Walters (2).

Year ERA
1900Rube Waddell, Pit2.37
1901Jesse Tannehill, Pit2.18
1902Jack Taylor, Chi1.33
1903Sam Leever, Pit2.06
1904Joe McGinnity, NY1.61
1905Christy Mathewson, NY1.27
1906Three Finger Brown, Chi1.04
1907Jack Pfiester, Chi1.15
1908Christy Mathewson, NY1.43
1909Christy Mathewson, NY1.14
   
1910George McQuillan, Phi1.60
1911Christy Mathewson, NY1.99
1912Jeff Tesreau, NY1.96
1913Christy Mathewson, NY2.06
1914Bill Doak, St.L1.72
1915Grover Alexander, Phi1.22
1916Grover Alexander, Phi1.55
1917Grover Alexander, Phi1.86
1918Hippo Vaughn, Chi1.74
1919Grover Alexander, Chi1.72
   
1920Grover Alexander, Chi1.91
1921Bill Doak, St.L2.59
1922Rosy Ryan, NY3.01
1923Dolf Luque, Cin1.93
1924Dazzy Vance, Bklyn2.16
1925Dolf Luque, Cin2.63
1926Ray Kremer, Pit2.61
1927Ray Kremer, Pit2.47
1928Dazzy Vance, Bklyn2.09
1929Bill Walker, NY3.09
   
1930Dazzy Vance, Bklyn2.61
1931Bill Walker, NY2.26
1932Lon Warneke, Chi2.37
1933Carl Hubbell, NY1.66
1934Carl Hubbell, NY2.30
1935Cy Blanton, Pit2.58
1936Carl Hubbell, NY2.31
1937Jim Turner, Bos2.38
1938Bill Lee, Chi2.66
1939Bucky Walters, Cin2.29
   
1940Bucky Walters, Cin2.48
1941Elmer Riddle, Cin2.24
1942Mort Cooper, St.L1.78
1943Howie Pollet, St.L1.75
1944Ed Heusser, Cin2.38
1945Hank Borowy, Chi2.13
1946Howie Pollet, St.L2.10
1947Warren Spahn, Bos2.33
1948Harry Brecheen, St.L2.24
1949Dave Koslo, NY2.50
   
1950Jim Hearn, St.L-NY2.49
1951Chet Nichols, Bos2.88
1952Hoyt Wilhelm, NY2.43
1953Warren Spahn, Mil2.10
1954Johnny Antonelli, NY2.30
1955Bob Friend, Pit2.83
1956Lew Burdette, Mil2.70
1957Johnny Podres, Bklyn2.66
1958Stu Miller, SF2.47
1959Sam Jones, SF2.83
   
1960Mike McCormick, SF2.70
1961Warren Spahn, Mil3.02
1962Sandy Koufax, LA2.54
1963Sandy Koufax, LA1.88
1964Sandy Koufax, LA1.74
1965Sandy Koufax, LA2.04
1966Sandy Koufax, LA1.73
1967Phil Niekro, Atl1.87
1968Bob Gibson, St.L1.12
1969Juan Marichal, SF2.10
   
1970Tom Seaver, NY2.81
1971Tom Seaver, NY1.76
1972Steve Carlton, Phi1.97
1973Tom Seaver, NY2.08
1974Buzz Capra, Atl2.28
1975Randy Jones, SD2.24
1976John Denny, St.L2.52
1977John Candelaria, Pit2.34
1978Craig Swan, NY2.43
1979J.R. Richard, Hou2.71
   
1980Don Sutton, LA2.21
1981Nolan Ryan, Hou1.69
1982Steve Rogers, Mon2.40
1983Atlee Hammaker, SF2.25
1984Alejandro Peña, LA2.48
1985Dwight Gooden, NY1.53
1986Mike Scott, Hou2.22
1987Nolan Ryan, Hou2.76
1988Joe Magrane, St.L2.18
1989Scott Garrelts, SF2.28
   
1990Danny Darwin, Hou2.21
1991Dennis Martinez, Mon2.39
1992Bill Swift, SF2.08
1993Greg Maddux, Atl2.36
1994Greg Maddux, Atl1.56
1995Greg Maddux, Atl1.63
1996Kevin Brown, Fla1.89
1997Pedro Martinez, Mon1.90
1998Greg Maddux, Atl2.22
1999Randy Johnson, Ari2.48
   
2000Kevin Brown, LA2.58
2001Randy Johnson, Ari2.49
2002Randy Johnson, Ari2.32
2003Jason Schmidt, SF2.34
2004Jake Peavy, SD2.27
Note: In 1945, Borowy had a 3.13 ERA in 18 games with New York (AL) for a combined ERA of 2.65.

 

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