Justin Verlander Turns 30: 61 pitchers with 20+ wins at 30

by Bill Chuck on February 20, 2013

Baseball’s best pitcher Justin Verlander turns 30 today and Tigers fans have nothing to worry about.

Nothing.

Although the last 30-year old to win 20 games was Chris Carpenter in 2005.

Here are 61 pitchers who won at least 20 games in the season that they were 30

Rk Player W Year Tm G GS CG SHO L W-L% IP SO ERA
1 Jack Chesbro 41 1904 NYY 55 51 48 6 12 .774 454.2 239 1.82
2 Jim Bagby 31 1920 CLE 48 38 30 3 12 .721 339.2 73 2.89
3 Pete Alexander 30 1917 PHI 45 44 34 8 13 .698 388.0 200 1.83
4 Lefty Grove 28 1930 PHA 50 32 22 2 5 .848 291.0 209 2.54
5 Sandy Koufax 27 1966 LAD 41 41 27 5 9 .750 323.0 317 1.73
6 Don Newcombe 27 1956 BRO 38 36 18 5 7 .794 268.0 139 3.06
7 Bucky Walters 27 1939 CIN 39 36 31 2 11 .711 319.0 137 2.29
8 Urban Shocker 27 1921 SLB 47 38 30 4 12 .692 326.2 132 3.55
9 Ed Walsh 27 1911 CHW 56 37 33 5 18 .600 368.2 255 2.22
10 Togie Pittinger 27 1902 BSN 46 40 36 7 16 .628 389.1 174 2.52
11 Juan Marichal 26 1968 SFG 38 38 30 5 9 .743 325.2 218 2.43
12 Jack Quinn 26 1914 BAL 46 42 27 4 14 .650 342.2 164 2.60
13 Christy Mathewson 26 1911 NYG 45 37 29 5 13 .667 307.0 141 1.99
14 Joe McGinnity 26 1901 BLA 48 43 39 1 20 .565 382.0 75 3.56
15 Mickey Lolich 25 1971 DET 45 45 29 4 14 .641 376.0 308 2.92
16 Larry Benton 25 1928 NYG 42 36 28 2 9 .735 310.1 90 2.73
17 Bill Donovan 25 1907 DET 32 28 27 3 4 .862 271.0 123 2.19
18 Ed Killian 25 1907 DET 42 34 29 3 13 .658 314.0 96 1.78
19 Wilbur Wood 24 1972 CHW 49 49 20 8 17 .585 376.2 193 2.51
20 Johnny Sain 24 1948 BSN 42 39 28 4 15 .615 314.2 137 2.60
21 Stan Coveleski 24 1920 CLE 41 38 26 3 14 .632 315.0 133 2.49
22 Phil Niekro 23 1969 ATL 40 35 21 4 13 .639 284.1 193 2.56
23 Larry Jansen 23 1951 NYG 39 34 18 3 11 .676 278.2 145 3.04
24 Red Barrett 23 1945 TOT 45 34 24 3 12 .657 284.2 76 3.00
25 Carl Hubbell 23 1933 NYG 45 33 22 10 12 .657 308.2 156 1.66
26 Wilbur Cooper 23 1922 PIT 41 36 27 4 14 .622 294.2 129 3.18
27 Walter Johnson 23 1918 WSH 39 29 29 8 13 .639 326.0 162 1.27
28 Vic Willis 23 1906 PIT 41 36 32 6 13 .639 322.0 124 1.73
29 Jim Palmer 22 1976 BAL 40 40 23 6 13 .629 315.0 159 2.51
30 Tom Seaver 22 1975 NYM 36 36 15 5 9 .710 280.1 243 2.38
31 Warren Spahn 22 1951 BSN 39 36 26 7 14 .611 310.2 164 2.98
32 George Earnshaw 22 1930 PHA 49 39 20 3 13 .629 296.0 193 4.44
33 Burleigh Grimes 22 1924 BRO 38 36 30 1 13 .629 310.2 135 3.82
34 Hippo Vaughn 22 1918 CHC 35 33 27 8 10 .688 290.1 148 1.74
35 Howie Camnitz 22 1912 PIT 41 32 22 2 12 .647 276.2 121 2.83
36 Jesse Tannehill 22 1905 BOS 37 32 27 6 9 .710 271.2 113 2.48
37 Henry Schmidt 22 1903 BRO 40 36 29 5 13 .629 301.0 96 3.83
38 Chris Carpenter 21 2005 STL 33 33 7 4 5 .808 241.2 213 2.83
39 Bob Gibson 21 1966 STL 35 35 20 5 12 .636 280.1 225 2.44
40 Vic Raschi 21 1949 NYY 38 37 21 3 10 .677 274.2 124 3.34
41 Mort Cooper 21 1943 STL 37 32 24 6 8 .724 274.0 141 2.30
42 Herb Pennock 21 1924 NYY 40 34 25 4 9 .700 286.1 101 2.83
43 Sad Sam Jones 21 1923 NYY 39 27 18 3 8 .724 243.0 68 3.63
44 Harry Coveleski 21 1916 DET 44 39 22 3 11 .656 324.1 108 1.97
45 Pedro Martinez 20 2002 BOS 30 30 2 0 4 .833 199.1 239 2.26
46 Frank Viola 20 1990 NYM 35 35 7 3 12 .625 249.2 182 2.67
47 Dave Stewart 20 1987 OAK 37 37 8 1 13 .606 261.1 205 3.68
48 Al Downing 20 1971 LAD 37 36 12 5 9 .690 262.1 136 2.68
49 Vern Law 20 1960 PIT 35 35 18 3 9 .690 271.2 120 3.08
50 Billy Pierce 20 1957 CHW 37 34 16 4 12 .625 257.0 171 3.26
51 Tex Hughson 20 1946 BOS 39 35 21 6 11 .645 278.0 172 2.75
52 Dutch Leonard 20 1939 WSH 34 34 21 2 8 .714 269.1 88 3.54
53 Bobo Newsom 20 1938 SLB 44 40 31 0 16 .556 329.2 226 5.08
54 Lou Fette 20 1937 BSN 35 33 23 5 10 .667 259.0 70 2.88
55 Watty Clark 20 1932 BRO 40 36 19 2 12 .625 273.0 99 3.49
56 Sam Gray 20 1928 SLB 35 31 21 2 12 .625 262.2 102 3.19
57 Buck O’Brien 20 1912 BOS 37 34 25 2 13 .606 275.2 115 2.58
58 Mordecai Brown 20 1907 CHC 34 27 20 6 6 .769 233.0 107 1.39
59 Jack Taylor 20 1904 STL 41 39 39 2 19 .513 352.0 103 2.22
60 Jake Weimer 20 1904 CHC 37 37 31 5 14 .588 307.0 177 1.91
61 Deacon Phillippe 20 1902 PIT 31 30 29 5 9 .690 272.0 122 2.05
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