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Major League Baseball recognizes earned run average champions in the American League and National League each season.

American LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1901 # Flag of the United States Cy Young Boston Americans 1.62
1902 # Flag of the United States Ed Siever Detroit Tigers 1.91
1903 # Flag of the United States Earl Moore Cleveland Naps 1.74
1904 # Flag of the United States Addie Joss Cleveland Naps 1.59
1905 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Philadelphia Athletics 1.48
1906 # Flag of the United States Doc White Chicago White Sox 1.52
1907 # Flag of the United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 1.60
1908 # Flag of the United States Addie Joss Cleveland Naps 1.16
1909 # Flag of the United States Harry Krause Philadelphia Athletics 1.39
1910 # Flag of the United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 1.27
1911 # Flag of the United States Vean Gregg Cleveland Naps 1.80
1912 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.39
1913 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.14
1914 # Flag of the United States Dutch Leonard Boston Red Sox 0.96
1915 # Flag of the United States Smoky Joe Wood Boston Red Sox 1.49
1916 # Flag of the United States Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 1.75
1917 # Flag of the United States Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox 1.53
1918 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.27
1919 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.49
1920 # Flag of the United States Bob Shawkey New York Yankees 2.45
1921 # Flag of the United States Red Faber Chicago White Sox 2.48
1922 # Flag of the United States Red Faber Chicago White Sox 2.81
1923 # Flag of the United States Stan Coveleski Cleveland Indians 2.76
1924 # Flag of the United States Walter Johnson Washington Senators 2.72
1925 # Flag of the United States Stan Coveleski Washington Senators 2.84
1926 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.51
1927 # Flag of the United States Wilcy Moore New York Yankees 2.28
1928 # Flag of the United States Garland Braxton Washington Senators 2.51
1929 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.81
1930 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.54
1931 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.06
1932 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.84
1933 # Flag of the United States Mel Harder Cleveland Indians 2.95
1934 # Flag of the United States Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 2.33
1935 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 2.70
1936 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 2.81
1937 # Flag of the United States Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 2.33
1938 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 3.08
1939 # Flag of the United States Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 2.54
1940 # Flag of the United States Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 2.61
1941 # Flag of the United States Thornton Lee Chicago White Sox 2.37
1942 # Flag of the United States Ted Lyons Chicago White Sox 2.10
1943 # Flag of the United States Spud Chandler New York Yankees 1.64
1944 # Flag of the United States Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers 2.12
1945 # Flag of the United States Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 1.81
1946 # Flag of the United States Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers 1.94
1947 # Flag of the United States Joe Haynes Chicago White Sox 2.42
1948 # Flag of the United States Gene Bearden Cleveland Indians 2.43
1949 # Flag of the United States Mike Garcia Cleveland Indians 2.36
1950 # Flag of the United States Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 3.20
1951 # Flag of the United States Saul Rogovin Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
2.78
1952 # Flag of the United States Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 2.06
1953 # Flag of the United States Ed Lopat New York Yankees 2.42
1954 # Flag of the United States Mike Garcia Cleveland Indians 2.64
1955 # Flag of the United States Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox 1.97
1956 # Flag of the United States Whitey Ford New York Yankees 2.47
1957 # Flag of the United States Bobby Shantz New York Yankees 2.45
1958 # Flag of the United States Whitey Ford New York Yankees 2.01
1959 # Flag of the United States Hoyt Wilhelm Baltimore Orioles 2.19
1960 # Flag of the United States Frank Baumann Chicago White Sox 2.67
1961 # Flag of the United States Dick Donovan Washington Senators 2.40
1962 # Flag of the United States Hank Aguirre Detroit Tigers 2.21
1963 # Flag of the United States Gary Peters Chicago White Sox 2.33
1964 # Flag of the United States Dean Chance Los Angeles Angels 1.65
1965 # Flag of the United States Sam McDowell Cleveland Indians 2.18
1966 # Flag of the United States Gary Peters Chicago White Sox 1.98
1967 # Flag of the United States Joe Horlen Chicago White Sox 2.06
1968 # Flag of Cuba Luis Tiant Cleveland Indians 1.60
1969 # Flag of the United States Dick Bosman Washington Senators 2.19
1970 # Flag of Cuba Diego Segui Oakland Athletics 2.56
1971 # Flag of the United States Vida Blue Oakland Athletics 1.82
1972 # Flag of Cuba Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox 1.91
1973 # Flag of the United States Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles 2.40
1974 # Flag of the United States Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics 2.49
1975 # Flag of the United States Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles 2.09
1976 # Flag of the United States Mark Fidrych Detroit Tigers 2.34
1977 # Flag of the United States Frank Tanana California Angels 2.54
1978 # Flag of the United States Ron Guidry New York Yankees 1.74
1979 # Flag of the United States Ron Guidry New York Yankees 2.78
1980 # Flag of the United States Rudy May New York Yankees 2.46
1981 # Flag of the United States Sammy Stewart Baltimore Orioles 2.32
1982 # Flag of the United States Rick Sutcliffe Cleveland Indians 2.96
1983 # Flag of the United States Rick Honeycutt Texas Rangers 2.42
1984 # Flag of the United States Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles 2.79
1985 # Flag of the United States Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 2.48
1986 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 2.48
1987 # Flag of the United States Jimmy Key Toronto Blue Jays 2.76
1988 # Flag of the United States Allan Anderson Minnesota Twins 2.45
1989 # Flag of the United States Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals 2.16
1990 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 1.93
1991 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 2.62
1992 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox 2.41
1993 # Flag of the United States Kevin Appier Kansas City Royals 2.56
1994 # Flag of the United States Steve Ontiveros Oakland Athletics 2.65
1995 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 2.48
1996 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Juan Guzman Toronto Blue Jays 2.93
1997 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 2.05
1998 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 2.65
1999 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 2.07
2000 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 1.74
2001 # Flag of Venezuela Freddy Garcia Seattle Mariners 3.05
2002 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 2.26
2003 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Boston Red Sox 2.22
2004 # Flag of Venezuela Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 2.61
2005 # Flag of the United States Kevin Millwood Cleveland Indians 2.86
2006 # Flag of Venezuela Johan Santana Minnesota Twins 2.77
2007 # Flag of the United States John Lackey Los Angeles Angels 3.01
2008 # Flag of the United States Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians 2.54
2009 # Flag of the United States Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 2.16
2010 # Flag of Venezuela Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 2.27
2011 # Flag of the United States Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 2.40
2012 # Flag of the United States David Price Tampa Bay Rays 2.56

National LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1876 # Flag of the United States George Bradley St. Louis Brown Stockings 1.23
1877 # Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 2.11
1878 # Flag of the United States John Montgomery Ward Providence Grays 1.51
1879 # Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 1.96
1880 # Flag of the United States Tim Keefe Troy Trojans 0.86
1881 # Flag of the United States Stump Wiedman Detroit Wolverines 1.80
1882 # Flag of the United States Larry Corcoran Chicago White Stockings 1.95
1883 # Jim McCormick Cleveland Blues 1.84
1884 # Flag of the United States Charley Radbourn Providence Grays 1.38
1885 # Flag of the United States Tim Keefe New York Giants 1.58
1886 # Flag of the United States Henry Boyle St. Louis Maroons 1.76
1887 # Flag of the United States Dan Casey Philadelphia Quakers 2.86
1888 # Flag of the United States Tim Keefe New York Giants 1.74
1889 # Flag of the United States John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 2.73
1890 # Flag of the United States Billy Rhines Cincinnati Reds 1.95
1891 # Flag of the United States John Ewing New York Giants 2.27
1892 # Flag of the United States Cy Young Cleveland Spiders 1.93
1893 # Flag of the United States Ted Breitenstein St. Louis Browns 3.18
1894 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 2.78
1895 # Flag of the United States Al Maul Washington Senators 2.45
1896 # Flag of the United States Billy Rhines Cincinnati Reds 2.45
1897 # Flag of the United States Amos Rusie New York Giants 2.54
1898 # Flag of the United States Clark Griffith Chicago Orphans 1.88
1899 # Flag of the United States Vic Willis Boston Beaneaters 2.50
1900 # Flag of the United States Rube Waddell Pittsburgh Pirates 2.37
1901 # Flag of the United States Jesse Tannehill Pittsburgh Pirates 2.18
1902 # Flag of the United States Jack Taylor Chicago Orphans 1.33
1903 # Flag of the United States Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 2.06
1904 # Flag of the United States Joe McGinnity New York Giants 1.61
1905 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.28
1906 # Flag of the United States Mordecai Brown Chicago Cubs 1.04
1907 # Flag of the United States Jack Pfiester Chicago Cubs 1.15
1908 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.43
1909 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.14
1910 # Flag of the United States King Cole Chicago Cubs 1.80
1911 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.99
1912 # Flag of the United States Jeff Tesreau New York Giants 1.96
1913 # Flag of the United States Christy Mathewson New York Giants 2.06
1914 # Flag of the United States Bill Doak St. Louis Cardinals 1.72
1915 # Flag of the United States Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1.22
1916 # Flag of the United States Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1.55
1917 # Flag of the United States Fred Anderson New York Giants 1.44
1918 # Flag of the United States Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 1.74
1919 # Flag of the United States Pete Alexander Chicago Cubs 1.72
1920 # Flag of the United States Pete Alexander Chicago Cubs 1.91
1921 # Flag of the United States Bill Doak St. Louis Cardinals 2.59
1922 # Flag of the United States Phil Douglas New York Giants 2.63
1923 # Flag of Cuba Dolf Luque Cincinnati Reds 1.93
1924 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 2.16
1925 # Flag of Cuba Dolf Luque Cincinnati Reds 2.63
1926 # Flag of the United States Ray Kremer Pittsburgh Pirates 2.61
1927 # Flag of the United States Ray Kremer Pittsburgh Pirates 2.47
1928 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 2.09
1929 # Flag of the United States Bill Walker New York Giants 3.09
1930 # Flag of the United States Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 2.61
1931 # Flag of the United States Bill Walker New York Giants 2.26
1932 # Flag of the United States Lon Warneke Chicago Cubs 2.37
1933 # Flag of the United States Carl Hubbell New York Giants 1.66
1934 # Flag of the United States Carl Hubbell New York Giants 2.30
1935 # Flag of the United States Cy Blanton Pittsburgh Pirates 2.58
1936 # Flag of the United States Carl Hubbell New York Giants 2.31
1937 # Flag of the United States Jim Turner Boston Bees 2.38
1938 # Flag of the United States Bill Lee Chicago Cubs 2.66
1939 # Flag of the United States Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 2.29
1940 # Flag of the United States Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 2.48
1941 # Flag of the United States Elmer Riddle Cincinnati Reds 2.24
1942 # Flag of the United States Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals 1.78
1943 # Flag of the United States Max Lanier St. Louis Cardinals 1.90
1944 # Flag of the United States Ed Heusser Cincinnati Reds 2.38
1945 # Flag of the United States Ray Prim Chicago Cubs 2.40
1946 # Flag of the United States Howie Pollet St. Louis Cardinals 2.10
1947 # Flag of the United States Warren Spahn Boston Braves 2.33
1948 # Flag of the United States Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals 2.24
1949 # Flag of the United States Dave Koslo New York Giants 2.50
1950 # Flag of the United States Sal Maglie New York Giants 2.71
1951 # Flag of the United States Chet Nichols Boston Braves 2.88
1952 # Flag of the United States Hoyt Wilhelm New York Giants 2.43
1953 # Flag of the United States Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 2.10
1954 # Flag of the United States Johnny Antonelli New York Giants 2.30
1955 # Flag of the United States Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 2.83
1956 # Flag of the United States Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves 2.70
1957 # Flag of the United States Johnny Podres Brooklyn Dodgers 2.66
1958 # Flag of the United States Stu Miller San Francisco Giants 2.47
1959 # Flag of the United States Sam Jones San Francisco Giants 2.83
1960 # Flag of the United States Mike McCormick San Francisco Giants 2.70
1961 # Flag of the United States Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 3.02
1962 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 2.54
1963 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.88
1964 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.74
1965 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 2.04
1966 # Flag of the United States Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.73
1967 # Flag of the United States Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 1.87
1968 # Flag of the United States Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals 1.12
1969 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 2.10
1970 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 2.82
1971 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 1.76
1972 # Flag of the United States Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 1.97
1973 # Flag of the United States Tom Seaver New York Mets 2.08
1974 # Flag of the United States Buzz Capra Atlanta Braves 2.28
1975 # Flag of the United States Randy Jones San Diego Padres 2.24
1976 # Flag of the United States John Denny St. Louis Cardinals 2.52
1977 # Flag of the United States John Candelaria Pittsburgh Pirates 2.34
1978 # Flag of the United States Craig Swan New York Mets 2.43
1979 # Flag of the United States J. R. Richard Houston Astros 2.71
1980 # Flag of the United States Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers 2.20
1981 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 1.69
1982 # Flag of the United States Steve Rogers Montreal Expos 2.40
1983 # Flag of the United States Atlee Hammaker San Francisco Giants 2.25
1984 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Alejandro Pena Los Angeles Dodgers 2.48
1985 # Flag of the United States Dwight Gooden New York Mets 1.53
1986 # Flag of the United States Mike Scott Houston Astros 2.22
1987 # Flag of the United States Nolan Ryan Houston Astros 2.76
1988 # Flag of the United States Joe Magrane St. Louis Cardinals 2.18
1989 # Flag of the United States Scott Garrelts San Francisco Giants 2.28
1990 # Flag of the United States Danny Darwin Houston Astros 2.21
1991 # Flag of Nicaragua Dennis Martinez Montreal Expos 2.39
1992 # Flag of the United States Bill Swift San Francisco Giants 2.08
1993 # Flag of the United States Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 2.36
1994 # Flag of the United States Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 1.56
1995 # Flag of the United States Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 1.63
1996 # Flag of the United States Kevin Brown Florida Marlins 1.89
1997 # Flag of the Dominican Republic Pedro Martínez Montreal Expos 1.90
1998 # Flag of the United States Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 2.22
1999 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.48
2000 # Flag of the United States Kevin Brown Los Angeles Dodgers 2.58
2001 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.49
2002 # Flag of the United States Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.32
2003 # Flag of the United States Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants 2.34
2004 # Flag of the United States Jake Peavy San Diego Padres 2.27
2005 # Flag of the United States Roger Clemens Houston Astros 1.87
2006 # Flag of the United States Roy Oswalt Houston Astros 2.98
2007 # Flag of the United States Jake Peavy San Diego Padres 2.54
2008 # Flag of Venezuela Johan Santana New York Mets 2.53
2009 # Flag of the United States Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 2.24
2010 # Flag of the United States Josh Johnson Florida Marlins 2.30
2011 # Flag of the United States Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2.28
2012 # Flag of the United States Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2.53

American AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1882 # Flag of the United States Denny Driscoll Pittsburgh Alleghenys 1.21
1883 # Flag of the United States Will White Cincinnati Red Stockings 2.09
1884 # Flag of the United States Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 1.80
1885 # Flag of the United States Bob Caruthers St. Louis Browns 2.07
1886 # Flag of the United States Dave Foutz St. Louis Browns 2.11
1887 # Flag of the United States Elmer Smith Cincinnati Red Stockings 2.94
1888 # Flag of the United States Silver King St. Louis Browns 1.64
1889 # Flag of the United States Jack Stivetts St. Louis Browns 2.25
1890 # Flag of the United States Scott Stratton Louisville Colonels 2.36
1891 # Flag of the United States Ed Crane Cincinnati Kelly's Killers 2.45

Federal LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1914 # Flag of the United States Claude Hendrix Chicago Chi-Feds 1.69
1915 # Flag of the United States Earl Moseley Newark Pepper 1.91

Player's LeagueEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1890 # Flag of the United States Silver King Chicago Pirates 2.69

Union AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1890 # Jim McCormick Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 1.54

National AssociationEdit

Year Player Team(s) ERA
1871 # Flag of the United States George Zettlein Chicago White Stockings 2.73
1872 # Flag of the United States Al Spalding Boston Red Stockings 1.98
1873 # Flag of the United States Cherokee Fisher Athletic of Philadelphia 1.81
1874 # Flag of the United States Bobby Mathews New York Mutuals 2.30
1875 # Flag of the United States Al Spalding Boston Red Stockings 1.52

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