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    150+ wins in 10 or fewer seasons

    By my count, 22 pitchers won 150+ games in 10 or fewer career seasons. That is, they played a maximum of ten years. Can you name those pitchers? No cheating

    21/22 so far:

    Jim McCormick (265 W, 10 yr)
    Al Spalding (252 W, 7 yr)
    Joe McGinnity (246 W, 10 yr)
    Amos Rusie (246 W, 10 yr)
    Tommy Bond (234 W, 10 yr)
    Will White (229 W, 10 yr
    Bob Caruthers (218 W, 9 yr)
    Silver King (203 W, 10 yr)
    Jim Whitney (191 W, 10 yr)
    Bill Hutchinson (182 W, 9 yr)
    Larry Corcoran (177 W, 8 yr)
    Guy Hecker (175 W, 9 yr)
    George Bradley (171 W, 9 yr)
    Sadie McMahon (173 W, 9 yr)
    Ed Morris (171 W, 7 yr)
    Pink Hawley (167 W, 10 yr)
    Frank Killen (164 W, 10 yr)
    Nig Cuppy (162 W, 10 yr)
    Addie Joss (160 W, 9 yr)
    Ice Box Chamberlain (157 W, 10 yr)
    Jack Taylor (152 W, 10 yr)
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    Dizzy Dean.
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    Al Spalding
    Bob Caruthers
    Jim McCormick
    Addie Joss
    Will White

    Not sure how many guys did it in after the dead-ball era.

    EDIT: I'll also guess Jim Whitney and Urban Shocker
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Dizzy Dean.
    Incorrect, but he was close.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    Al Spalding
    Bob Caruthers
    Jim McCormick
    Addie Joss
    Will White

    Not sure how many guys did it in after the dead-ball era.

    EDIT: I'll also guess Jim Whitney and Urban Shocker
    All correct, except for Shocker, who played 13 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
    Clemens
    Maddux
    Sabathia
    Seaver
    Incorrect all, unfortunately. They may have won 150+ games in a 10 year span, but the goal of this exercise is to name those who won 150+ games in careers of 10 years or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Incorrect all, unfortunately. They may have won 150+ games in a 10 year span, but the goal of this exercise is to name those who won 150+ games in careers of 10 years or less.
    I actually read the rules too. just incorrectly. Oopsie.
    1885 1886 1926 1931 1934 1942 1944 1946 1964 1967 1982 2006 2011

    1887 1888 1928 1930 1943 1968 1985 1987 2004 2013

    1996 2000 2001 2002 2005 2009 2012


    The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
    The Top 100 Position Players In MLB History

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    Sadie McMahon as a wild guess?
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    Amos Rusie?

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    I'm quite familiar with 19th Century pitchers, so I won't guess any more of them. I will however guess Hippo Vaughn and Noodles Hahn
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    One of my favorite pitchers won 149 in a 10 year career- I think he deserves a mention, so here's to:

    Don Newcombe.

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    Iron Man McGinnity's gotta be up there. Maybe Nig Cuppy too. Did Chesbro pitch more than 10 years?

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    Allie Reynolds or Jack Taylor or Deacon Phillipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee Walker View Post
    Amos Rusie?
    Correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    I'm quite familiar with 19th Century pitchers, so I won't guess any more of them. I will however guess Hippo Vaughn and Noodles Hahn
    Hahn had 130 wins in 9 years, Vaughn played 13 years. Good guesses though.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRon View Post
    One of my favorite pitchers won 149 in a 10 year career- I think he deserves a mention, so here's to:

    Don Newcombe.
    Good honorable mention.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzaldrin View Post
    Iron Man McGinnity's gotta be up there. Maybe Nig Cuppy too. Did Chesbro pitch more than 10 years?
    McGinnity and Cuppy are correct. Chesbro was around for 11 seasons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brettxe View Post
    Allie Reynolds or Jack Taylor or Deacon Phillipe
    Reynolds pitched 13 years, Taylor is correct, Phillippe pitched 13 years.

    Good job so far guys. We're halfway there.

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    Can you tell us how many of them pitched a majority of their careers after 1900?
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    None of the remaining players pitched the majority of their careers after 1900.

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    Then, if I may, I shall go full hog:

    Guy Hecker
    Tommy Bond
    Charlie Buffinton
    Silver King
    Matt Kilroy
    Larry Corcoran
    Fred Goldsmith
    Bill Hutchinson
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    Then, if I may, I shall go full hog:

    Guy Hecker
    Tommy Bond
    Charlie Buffinton
    Silver King
    Matt Kilroy
    Larry Corcoran
    Fred Goldsmith
    Bill Hutchinson
    The only ones that are incorrect are Goldsmith, Kilroy and Buffinton.

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    Yeah, you're right. I guess Dean gets credit for 3 "years" where he only started 1 game each time (last day of the 1930 season, 1 inning start in 1941, 1 start in 1947 where he got pulled after leading with a shutout through 4 innings). Those three starts count as three "years," so yeah he doesn't fit in here.
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    Al Spalding

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVNICK View Post
    John Clarkson
    Clarkson spent 12 years in the big leagues.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzaldrin View Post
    Al Spalding
    Spalding was already guessed.

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    Frank Killen
    Noodles Hahn

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    Noodles Hahn is incorrect (130 W), but Killen is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Noodles Hahn is incorrect (130 W), but Killen is right.
    Killen was kinda cheating since IIRC that is where you noticed this.

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