The Complete Game Report

by Bill Chuck on August 12, 2013

Stephen Strasburg pitched a four-hitter as the Nationals topped the Phils, 6-0. Strasburg (6-9) struck out 10 in his first career complete game.

Martin Perez (5-3) threw a four-hitter as the Rangers topped the Astros, 6-1, for their seventh straight victory. Perez had a career-high eight strikeouts in his first career complete game.

Pitchers with 3+ complete games this season

Rk Player CG Tm GS SHO W L W-L% IP ERA
1 Adam Wainwright 4 STL 24 2 13 7 .650 175.2 2.66
2 Chris Sale 3 CHW 21 1 7 11 .389 149.1 2.77
3 Jordan Zimmermann 3 WSN 23 1 13 6 .684 151.0 3.10
4 David Price 3 TBR 17 0 6 5 .545 119.1 3.17
5 Bartolo Colon 3 OAK 23 3 14 4 .778 150.1 2.75
6 Clayton Kershaw 3 LAD 25 2 11 7 .611 182.1 1.88
7 Justin Masterson 3 CLE 25 3 13 8 .619 168.0 3.59
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Generated 8/12/2013.

There are 53 pitchers who have tossed a complete game this season

Pitchers who have thrown at least one complete game per season since 2000

Rk Year #
1 2003 100
2 2000 100
3 2005 99
4 2001 98
5 2002 97
6 2010 82
7 2004 81
8 2008 80
9 2011 79
10 2009 79
11 2006 79
12 2012 71
13 2007 69
14 2013 53
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Generated 8/12/2013.

Nine to Know

The most number of pitchers with at least one complete game in a season since 1901

Rk Year #
1 1915 202
2 1914 194
3 1979 163
4 1978 161
5 1980 158
6 1983 157
7 1909 157
8 1973 152
9 1970 152
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There have been 82 complete games thrown this season

Complete games per season since 2000

Rk Year #
1 2000 234
2 2002 214
3 2003 209
4 2001 199
5 2005 189
6 2011 173
7 2010 166
8 2009 152
9 2004 150
10 2006 144
11 2008 136
12 2012 128
13 2007 112
14 2013 82
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Generated 8/12/2013.

Nine to Know

Most complete games by season since 1916

Rk Year #
1 1920 1396
2 1917 1377
3 1916 1313
4 1919 1301
5 1918 1281
6 1921 1273
7 1922 1242
8 1923 1219
9 1925 1207
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Generated 8/12/2013.

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