List of Major League Baseball shutout champions

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Pete Alexander (along with George Bradley) holds the single-season shutout record with 16. His career total of 90 is ranked second all-time to Walter Johnson's 110 shutouts.

The following is a list of Major League Baseball shutout champions listed by single-season league leaders. A shutout occurs when a single pitcher throws a complete game and does not allow the opposing team to score a single run.

Walter Johnson holds the career shutout record with 110. The most shutouts pitched in one season was 16, which was a feat accomplished by both Pete Alexander (1916) and George Bradley (1876). In the dead-ball era and throughout much of the first three-quarters of the twentieth century, starting pitchers were generally expected to perform complete games, and starting pitchers would throw dozens of complete games a year — thereby increasing a pitcher's chances of achieving a shutout. These shutout records are among the most secure records in baseball, as pitchers today rarely earn more than one or two shutouts per season with the heavy emphasis on pitch counts and relief pitching. Pitchers today will often pitch only a few, if any, complete games a season. In 2009, five pitchers tied the National League with only two shutouts, and in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008, the American League leaders also only had two shutouts.

American League[edit]

Jack Coombs pitched an American League record 13 shutouts for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910, although he only pitched 35 shutouts total in his 14 season career.
Ed Walsh, who holds a career record 1.82 ERA, is the only American League pitcher to record 10 or more shutouts on two occasions.
Walter Johnson tied or lead the American League a record seven times in shutouts. He holds the all-time record with 110 career shutouts.
During his early pitching days, Babe Ruth, who is most known for his hitting prowess, led the American League with nine shutouts for the Boston Red Sox in 1916.
Jim Palmer was the last American League pitcher to record 10 shutouts in one season when he did so for the Baltimore Orioles in 1975.
Jeremy Sowers for the Cleveland Indians in 2006 became the second American League pitcher (after Hod Lisenbee in 1927) to lead the league in shutouts in their rookies season.
CC Sabathia is the only player to have led both leagues in shutouts in the same year (2008). He had two shutouts for the Cleveland Indians and led the American League when he was traded in the middle of the season to the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League and accumulated three more shutouts to lead that league as well.
Carl Pavano led the American League in complete games and shutouts, and was honored by the Minnesota Twins by winning the Joseph W. Haynes Award.

* – Denotes a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Denotes a pitcher that led the league in shutouts in their rookie year.

Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1901 Clark Griffith*
Cy Young*
Chicago White Sox
Boston Americans
5
1902 Addie Joss* Cleveland Bronchos
5
1903 Cy Young* Boston Americans
7
1904 Cy Young* Boston Americans
10
1905 Ed Killian Detroit Tigers
8
1906 Ed Walsh* Chicago White Sox
10
1907 Eddie Plank* Philadelphia Athletics
10
1908 Ed Walsh* Chicago White Sox
11
1909 Ed Walsh* Chicago White Sox
8
1910 Jack Coombs Philadelphia Athletics
13
1911 Eddie Plank*
Walter Johnson*
Philadelphia Athletics
Washington Senators
6
1912 Smoky Joe Wood Boston Red Sox
10
1913 Walter Johnson* Washington Senators
11
1914 Walter Johnson* Washington Senators
9
1915 Jim Scott
Walter Johnson*
Chicago White Sox
Washington Senators
7
1916 Babe Ruth* Boston Red Sox
9
1917 Stan Coveleski* Cleveland Indians
9
1918 Carl Mays
Walter Johnson*
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators
8
1919 Walter Johnson* Washington Senators
7
1920 Carl Mays New York Yankees
6
1921 Sad Sam Jones Boston Red Sox
5
1922 George Uhle Cleveland Indians
5
1923 Stan Coveleski* Cleveland Indians
5
1924 Walter Johnson* Washington Senators
6
1925 Ted Lyons* Chicago White Sox
5
1926 Ed Wells Detroit Tigers
4
1927 Hod Lisenbee Washington Senators
4
1928 Herb Pennock* New York Yankees
5
1929 George Blaeholder
General Crowder
Sam Gray
Danny MacFayden
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
4
1930 Clint Brown
George Earnshaw
George Pipgras
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Athletics
New York Yankees
3
1931 Lefty Grove* Philadelphia Athletics
4
1932 Lefty Grove*
Tommy Bridges
Philadelphia Athletics
Detroit Tigers
4
1933 Oral Hildebrand Cleveland Indians
6
1934 Lefty Gomez*
Mel Harder
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
6
1935 Schoolboy Rowe Detroit Tigers
6
1936 Lefty Grove* Boston Red Sox
6
1937 Lefty Gomez* New York Yankees
6
1938 Lefty Gomez* New York Yankees
4
1939 Red Ruffing* New York Yankees
5
1940 Al Milnar
Bob Feller*
Ted Lyons*
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
4
1941 Bob Feller* Cleveland Indians
6
1942 Tiny Bonham New York Yankees
6
1943 Dizzy Trout
Spud Chandler
Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees
5
1944 Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers
7
1945 Hal Newhouser* Detroit Tigers
8
1946 Bob Feller* Cleveland Indians
10
1947 Bob Feller* Cleveland Indians
5
1948 Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians
10
1949 Ellis Kinder
Virgil Trucks
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
6
1950 Art Houtteman Detroit Tigers
4
1951 Allie Reynolds New York Yankees
7
1952 Allie Reynolds
Mike Garcia
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
6
1953 Bob Porterfield Washington Senators
9
1954 Mike Garcia
Virgil Trucks
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
5
1955 Billy Hoeft Detroit Tigers
7
1956 Herb Score Cleveland Indians
5
1957 Jim Wilson Chicago White Sox
5
1958 Whitey Ford* New York Yankees
7
1959 Camilo Pascual Washington Senators
6
1960 Early Wynn*
Jim Perry
Whitey Ford*
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
4
1961 Camilo Pascual
Steve Barber
Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles
8
1962 Camilo Pascual
Dick Donovan
Jim Kaat
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
5
1963 Ray Herbert Chicago White Sox
7
1964 Dean Chance Los Angeles Angels
11
1965 Mudcat Grant Minnesota Twins
6
1966 Luis Tiant
Sam McDowell
Tommy John
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
5
1967 Jim McGlothlin
Joe Horlen
Mickey Lolich
Steve Hargan
Tommy John
California Angels
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
6
1968 Luis Tiant Cleveland Indians
9
1969 Denny McLain Detroit Tigers
9
1970 Chuck Dobson
Jim Palmer*
Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
5
1971 Vida Blue Oakland Athletics
8
1972 Nolan Ryan* California Angels
9
1973 Bert Blyleven* Minnesota Twins
9
1974 Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox
7
1975 Jim Palmer* Baltimore Orioles
10
1976 Nolan Ryan* California Angels
7
1977 Frank Tanana California Angels
7
1978 Ron Guidry New York Yankees
9
1979 Dennis Leonard
Mike Flanagan
Nolan Ryan*
Kansas City Royals
Baltimore Orioles
California Angels
5
1980 Tommy John New York Yankees
6
1981 Doc Medich
Ken Forsch
Richard Dotson
Steve McCatty
Texas Rangers
California Angels
Chicago White Sox
Oakland Athletics
4
1982 Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays
5
1983 Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles
5
1984 Bob Ojeda
Geoff Zahn
Boston Red Sox
California Angels
5
1985 Bert Blyleven* Cleveland Indians
Minnesota Twins
5
1986 Jack Morris Detroit Tigers
6
1987 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
7
1988 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
8
1989 Bert Blyleven* California Angels
5
1990 Dave Stewart
Roger Clemens
Oakland Athletics
Boston Red Sox
4
1991 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
5
1992 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox
5
1993 Jack McDowell Chicago White Sox
4
1994 Randy Johnson* Seattle Mariners
4
1995 Mike Mussina Baltimore Orioles
4
1996 Ken Hill
Pat Hentgen
Rich Robertson
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins
3
1997 Pat Hentgen
Roger Clemens
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
3
1998 David Wells New York Yankees
5
1999 Scott Erickson Baltimore Orioles
3
2000 Pedro Martínez* Boston Red Sox
4
2001 Mark Mulder Oakland Athletics
4
2002 Jeff Weaver Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees
3
2003 Joel Piñeiro
John Lackey
Mark Mulder
Roy Halladay
Tim Hudson
Seattle Mariners
Anaheim Angels
Oakland Athletics
Toronto Blue Jays
Oakland Athletics
2
2004 Jeremy Bonderman
Sidney Ponson
Tim Hudson
Detroit Tigers
Baltimore Orioles
Oakland Athletics
2
2005 Jon Garland Chicago White Sox
3
2006 CC Sabathia
Jake Westbrook
Jeremy Sowers
John Lackey
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
L.A. Angels of Anaheim
2
2007 Jeff Weaver
John Lackey
José Contreras
Paul Byrd
Seattle Mariners
L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
2
2008 CC Sabathia
Cliff Lee
James Shields
Jesse Litsch
Jon Lester
Kevin Slowey
Matt Garza
Roy Halladay
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
2
2009 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
4
2010 Carl Pavano
Dallas Braden
Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics
2
2011 James Shields
Derek Holland
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
4
2012 Félix Hernández Seattle Mariners
5
2013 Bartolo Colón
Justin Masterson
Oakland Athletics
Cleveland Indians
3
2014 Rick Porcello Detroit Tigers
3

National League[edit]

Pete Alexander led the National League in shutouts seven times, including a record-tying 16 in 1916. He is the only National League pitcher to lead the league with 10 or more on two occasions.
Old Hoss Radbourn's 11 shutouts in 1884 is the highest number of shutouts to not have led the league. Pud Galvin led the league with 12 shutouts.
Cy Young led the National League four times and the American League three times in shutouts. His career total of 76 is ranked fourth all time.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, led the NL three times
Orel Hershiser's league leading eight shutouts in 1988 for the Los Angeles Dodgers included a Major League record 59 consecutive innings pitched without allowing a run.
Hideo Nomo became the first Asian pitcher to lead the league in shutouts with three on the Los Angeles Dodgers in his rookie season of 1995.

* – Denotes a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Denotes a pitcher that led the league in shutouts in their rookie year.

Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1876 George Bradley St. Louis Brown Stockings
16
1877 Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps
6
1878 Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps
9
1879 Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps
11
1880 Monte Ward* Providence Grays
8
1881 George Derby Detroit Wolverines
9
1882 Old Hoss Radbourn* Providence Grays
6
1883 Pud Galvin* Buffalo Bisons
5
1884 Pud Galvin* Buffalo Bisons
12
1885 John Clarkson* Chicago White Stockings
10
1886 Lady Baldwin Detroit Wolverines
7
1887 Dan Casey Philadelphia Quakers
4
1888 Ben Sanders
Tim Keefe*
Philadelphia Quakers
New York Giants
8
1889 John Clarkson* Boston Beaneaters
8
1890 Kid Nichols* Boston Beaneaters
7
1891 Amos Rusie* New York Giants
6
1892 Cy Young* Cleveland Spiders
9
1893 Amos Rusie*
Red Ehret
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
4
1894 Amos Rusie*
Kid Nichols*
Nig Cuppy
New York Giants
Boston Beaneaters
Cleveland Spiders
3
1895 Amos Rusie*
Bill Hoffer
Cy Young*
Pink Hawley
Sadie McMahon
New York Giants
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Spiders
Pittsburgh Pirates
Baltimore Orioles
4
1896 Cy Young*
Frank Killen
Cleveland Spiders
Pittsburgh Pirates
5
1897 Doc McJames
Win Mercer
Washington Senators
Washington Senators
3
1898 Jack Powell
Wiley Piatt
Cleveland Spiders
Philadelphia Phillies
6
1899 Vic Willis Boston Beaneaters
5
1900 Clark Griffith*
Cy Young*
Kid Nichols*
Noodles Hahn
Chicago Orphans
St. Louis Perfectos
Boston Beaneaters
Cincinnati Reds
4
1901 Al Orth
Jack Chesbro*
Vic Willis*
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Beaneaters
6
1902 Christy Mathewson*
Jack Chesbro*
Jack Taylor
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
8
1903 Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates
7
1904 Joe McGinnity* New York Giants
9
1905 Christy Mathewson* New York Giants
8
1906 Mordecai Brown* Chicago Cubs
9
1907 Christy Mathewson*
Orval Overall
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
8
1908 Christy Mathewson* New York Giants
11
1909 Orval Overall Chicago Cubs
9
1910 Al Mattern
Earl Moore
Mordecai Brown*
Nap Rucker
Boston Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Superbas
6
1911 Pete Alexander* Philadelphia Phillies
7
1912 Marty O'Toole
Nap Rucker
Pittsburgh Pirates
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
6
1913 Pete Alexander* Philadelphia Phillies
9
1914 Jeff Tesreau New York Giants
8
1915 Pete Alexander* Philadelphia Phillies
12
1916 Pete Alexander* Philadelphia Phillies
16
1917 Pete Alexander* Philadelphia Phillies
8
1918 Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs
8
1919 Pete Alexander* Chicago Cubs
9
1920 Babe Adams Pittsburgh Pirates
8
1921 Clarence Mitchell
Dana Fillingim
Dolf Luque
Jesse Haines*
Joe Oeschger
Johnny Morrison
Pete Alexander*
Phil Douglas
Brooklyn Robins
Boston Braves
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
3
1922 Dazzy Vance*
Johnny Morrison
Brooklyn Robins
Pittsburgh Pirates
5
1923 Dolf Luque Cincinnati Reds
6
1924 Allen Sothoron
Emil Yde
Eppa Rixey*
Jesse Barnes
Ray Kremer
Wilbur Cooper
St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
Boston Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
4
1925 Dazzy Vance*
Dolf Luque
Hal Carlson
Brooklyn Robins
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
4
1926 Pete Donohue Cincinnati Reds
5
1927 Jesse Haines* St. Louis Cardinals
6
1928 Burleigh Grimes*
Dazzy Vance*
Doug McWeeny
Red Lucas
Sheriff Blake
Pittsburgh Pirates
Brooklyn Robins
Brooklyn Robins
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
4
1929 Pat Malone Chicago Cubs
5
1930 Charlie Root
Dazzy Vance*
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Robins
4
1931 Bill Walker New York Giants
6
1932 Dizzy Dean*
Lon Warneke
Steve Swetonic
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
4
1933 Carl Hubbell* New York Giants
10
1934 Dizzy Dean* St. Louis Cardinals
7
1935 Cy Blanton
Freddie Fitzsimmons
Big Jim Weaver
Larry French
Van Lingle Mungo
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Dodgers
4
1936 Al Smith
Bill Lee
Bucky Walters
Cy Blanton
Larry French
Lon Warneke
Tex Carleton
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
4
1937 Jim Turner
Lee Grissom
Lou Fette
Boston Bees
Cincinnati Reds
Boston Bees
5
1938 Bill Lee Chicago Cubs
9
1939 Lou Fette Boston Bees
6
1940 Manny Salvo
Whit Wyatt
Boston Bees
Brooklyn Dodgers
5
1941 Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers
7
1942 Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals
10
1943 Hiram Bithorn Chicago Cubs
7
1944 Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals
7
1945 Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs
5
1946 Ewell Blackwell
Harry Brecheen
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
5
1947 Warren Spahn* Boston Braves
7
1948 Harry Brecheen St. Louis Cardinals
7
1949 Don Newcombe
Howie Pollet
Ken Heintzelman
Ken Raffensberger
Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds
5
1950 Jim Hearn
Larry Jansen
Robin Roberts*
Sal Maglie
Cardinals / N.Y. Giants
New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
5
1951 Warren Spahn* Boston Braves
7
1952 Curt Simmons
Ken Raffensberger
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds
6
1953 Harvey Haddix St. Louis Cardinals
6
1954 Johnny Antonelli New York Giants
6
1955 Joe Nuxhall Cincinnati Redlegs
5
1956 Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves
6
1957 Johnny Podres Brooklyn Dodgers
6
1958 Carl Willey Milwaukee Braves
4
1959 Bob Buhl
Don Drysdale*
Johnny Antonelli
Lew Burdette
Roger Craig
Sam Jones
Warren Spahn*
Milwaukee Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Braves
4
1960 Jack Sanford San Francisco Giants
6
1961 Joey Jay
Warren Spahn*
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Braves
4
1962 Bob Friend
Bob Gibson*
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
5
1963 Sandy Koufax* Los Angeles Dodgers
11
1964 Sandy Koufax* Los Angeles Dodgers
7
1965 Juan Marichal* San Francisco Giants
10
1966 Bob Gibson*
Jim Bunning*
Jim Maloney
Larry Jackson
Larry Jaster
Sandy Koufax*
St. Louis Cardinals
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs / Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
5
1967 Jim Bunning* Philadelphia Phillies
6
1968 Bob Gibson* St. Louis Cardinals
13
1969 Juan Marichal* San Francisco Giants
8
1970 Gaylord Perry* San Francisco Giants
5
1971 Al Downing
Bob Gibson*
Milt Pappas
Steve Blass
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
5
1972 Don Sutton* Los Angeles Dodgers
9
1973 Jack Billingham Cincinnati Reds
7
1974 Jon Matlack New York Mets
7
1975 Andy Messersmith Los Angeles Dodgers
7
1976 John Montefusco
Jon Matlack
San Francisco Giants
New York Mets
6
1977 Tom Seaver* New York Mets / Reds
7
1978 Bob Knepper San Francisco Giants
6
1979 Joe Niekro
Steve Rogers
Tom Seaver*
Houston Astros
Montreal Expos
Cincinnati Reds
5
1980 Jerry Reuss Los Angeles Dodgers
6
1981 Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers
8
1982 Steve Carlton* Philadelphia Phillies
6
1983 Steve Rogers Montreal Expos
5
1984 Alejandro Peña
Joaquín Andújar
Orel Hershiser
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
1985 John Tudor St. Louis Cardinals
10
1986 Bob Knepper
Mike Scott
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
5
1987 Bob Welch
Rick Reuschel
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates / Giants
4
1988 Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers
8
1989 Tim Belcher Los Angeles Dodgers
8
1990 Bruce Hurst
Mike Morgan
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
1991 Dennis Martínez Montreal Expos
5
1992 David Cone
Tom Glavine*
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
5
1993 Pete Harnisch Houston Astros
4
1994 Greg Maddux*
Ramón Martínez
Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
1995 Greg Maddux*
Hideo Nomo
Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
1996 Kevin Brown Florida Marlins
3
1997 Carlos Pérez Montreal Expos
5
1998 Greg Maddux* Atlanta Braves
5
1999 Andy Ashby San Diego Padres
3
2000 Greg Maddux*
Randy Johnson*
Atlanta Braves
Arizona Diamondbacks
3
2001 Greg Maddux*
Javier Vázquez
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
3
2002 A. J. Burnett Florida Marlins
5
2003 Jason Schmidt
Kevin Millwood
Matt Morris
San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
3
2004 Cory Lidle
Jason Schmidt
Cincinnati Reds / Phillies
San Francisco Giants
3
2005 Dontrelle Willis Florida Marlins
5
2006 Brandon Webb
Chris Carpenter
Arizona Diamondbacks
St. Louis Cardinals
3
2007 Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks
3
2008 Ben Sheets
CC Sabathia
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
3
2009 Bronson Arroyo
Cole Hamels
J. A. Happ
Joel Piñeiro
Tim Lincecum
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
2
2010 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies
5
2011 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies
6
2012 R.A. Dickey New York Mets
3
2013 Clayton Kershaw
Adam Wainwright
Jordan Zimmermann
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Nationals
2
2014 Henderson Álvarez
Adam Wainwright
Miami Marlins
St. Louis Cardinals
3

American Association[edit]

Ed Morris set the American Association record with 12 shutouts in 1886.
Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1882 Will White Cincinnati Red Stockings
8
1883 Jumbo McGinnis
Will White
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Cincinnati Red Stockings
6
1884 Tony Mullane
Will White
Toledo Blue Stockings
Cincinnati Red Stockings
7
1885 Ed Morris Pittsburg Alleghenys
7
1886 Ed Morris Pittsburg Alleghenys
12
1887 Matt Kilroy
Tony Mullane
Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Red Stockings
6
1888 Ed Seward
Silver King
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
6
1889 Bob Caruthers Brooklyn Bridegrooms
7
1890 Elton Chamberlain St. Louis Browns
Columbus Solons
6
1891 George Haddock
Phil Knell
Sadie McMahon
Boston Reds
Columbus Solons
Baltimore Orioles
5

Federal League[edit]

Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1914 Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers
9
1915 Dave Davenport St. Louis Terriers
10

Players League[edit]

Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1890 Silver King Chicago Pirates
4

Union Association[edit]

Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1884 Jim McCormick Cincinnati Outlaw Reds
7

National Association[edit]

Albert Spalding of the Boston Red Stockings tied the National Association leaders in shutouts during four of the league's five seasons.

* – Denotes a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Denotes a pitcher that led the league in shutouts in their rookie year.

Year Player(s) Team(s) Shutouts
1871 Albert Spalding*
Bobby Mathews
Cherokee Fisher
Rynie Wolters
Boston Red Stockings
Fort Wayne Kekiongas
Rockford Forest Citys
New York Mutuals
1
1872 Albert Spalding*
Candy Cummings*
Boston Red Stockings
New York Mutuals
3
1873 Dick McBride Philadelphia Athletics
3
1874 Albert Spalding*
Bobby Mathews
Boston Red Stockings
New York Mutuals
4
1875 Albert Spalding*
Candy Cummings*
George Zettlein
Boston Red Stockings
Hartford Dark Blues
Chicago / Philadelphia
7

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