10 Unbreakable St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Records

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10. Grant McGlynn’s 352.1 Innings in a Season

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Have you ever looked at the career leaders for single-season innings pitched. It. Is. Amazing. Back in the 19th Century, pitchers hurled what would be considered three good season’s worth of work. Yes, 600+ innings. At the top of list is Will White‘s 680 frames in 1879.

You have to go all the way down to 105 on the list to find the first 20th Century pitcher. Ed Walsh pitched a relatively modest 464 innings in 1908. And that makes McGlynn’s St. Louis Cardinals record 352.1 innings pitched in 1907 seem modest. Still, the last pitcher to top 300 innings in a season is Steve Carlton, who did it for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980. Last year, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (above) led all big leaguers with a mere 232.2 innings of work.

Ulysses Simpson Grant “Stoney” McGlynn was a blip in Cardinals history. He threw a 7-inning darkness-shortened no-hitter in his first season with the St. Louis Cardinals, in 1906. A year later, the 35-year-old right-hander led the National League with those 352.1 innings pitched and with 33 complete games.

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Unfortunately, McGlynn also led the NL that year in losses (25), hits (329), earned runs (114) and walks (112). A year later, he mustered just over 75 innings of work and was out of baseball by 1909.