Glavine in pretty good company

With his win against Toronto on June 23, Tom Glavine has joined an elite group of pitchers. According to The Hardball Times, Glavine is now 100 games over .500 with a record of 286-186. At this point, there are only twenty pitchers who can claim that. Of those twenty, fourteen are in the Hall of Fame. The rest are still active.


















































































table courtesy of The Hardball Times
185 Christy Mathewson (373-188)
168 Roger Clemens (341-173)
165 Grover Alexander (373-208)
164 Cy Young (439-275; also 72-41 before 1893)
159 Lefty Grove (300-141)
137 Walter Johnson (416-279)
134 Eddie Plank (327-193)
130 Whitey Ford (236-106)
129 Greg Maddux (325-196)
129 Randy Johnson (271-142)
118 Warren Spahn (363-245)
117 Pedro Martinez (204-87)
116 Jim Palmer (268-152)
113 Kid Nichols (269-156; also 92-52 before 1893)
106 Tom Seaver (311-205)
104 Bob Feller (266-162)
103 Joe McGinnity (247-144)
103 Mike Mussina (233-130)
101 Juan Marichal (243-142)
100 Tom Glavine (286-186)

Of course, with the nature of this kind of record, Glavine could be easily taken off this list with a loss. He’s had a heckuva year but his last few starts have been iffy.

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