Lowest Baseball ERAs Quiz

Name the pitchers who have recorded a single-season ERA below 2.00.
Minimum of 162 innings pitched
Since 1950
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Last updated: September 30, 2018
First submittedOctober 7, 2011
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Year
Team
ERA
Player
2018
Mets
1.70
Jacob DeGrom
2018
Rays
1.89
Blake Snell
2015
Dodgers
1.66
Zack Greinke
2015
Cubs
1.77
Jake Arrieta
2014
Dodgers
1.77
Clayton Kershaw
2013
Dodgers
1.83
Clayton Kershaw
2005
Astros
1.87
Roger Clemens
2000
Red Sox
1.74
Pedro Martinez
1997
Expos
1.90
Pedro Martinez
1996
Marlins
1.89
Kevin Brown
1995
Braves
1.63
Greg Maddux
1994
Braves
1.56
Greg Maddux
1990
Red Sox
1.93
Roger Clemens
1985
Mets
1.53
Dwight Gooden
1985
Cardinals
1.93
John Tudor
1981
Astros
1.69
Nolan Ryan
1978
Yankees
1.74
Ron Guidry
1972
Red Sox
1.91
Luis Tiant
1972
Indians
1.92
Gaylord Perry
1972
Phillies
1.98
Steve Carlton
Year
Team
ERA
Player
1972
Reds
1.99
Gary Nolan
1971
Mets
1.76
Tom Seaver
1971
Athletics
1.82
Vida Blue
1971
White Sox
1.91
Wilbur Wood
1968
Cardinals
1.12
Bob Gibson
1968
Indians
1.60
Luis Tiant
1968
Indians
1.81
Sam McDowell
1968
Orioles
1.95
Dave McNally
1968
Tigers
1.96
Denny McLain
1968
White Sox
1.98
Tommy John
1968
Giants
1.99
Bobby Bolin
1967
Braves
1.87
Phil Niekro
1966
Dodgers
1.73
Sandy Koufax
1966
White Sox
1.98
Gary Peters
1964
Angels
1.65
Dean Chance
1964
Dodgers
1.74
Sandy Koufax
1964
White Sox
1.88
Joe Horlen
1963
Dodgers
1.88
Sandy Koufax
1955
White Sox
1.97
Billy Pierce
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Level 82
Sep 29, 2014
It's a wonder anyone scored a run in 1968!
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Level 79
Sep 29, 2014
"The Year of the Pitcher". It was a great World Series, too, even if my beloved Cardinals didn't defend their previous championship.
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2014
Which is why they raised the mound the following year.
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Level 65
Sep 30, 2014
Lowered. A raised mound is an advantage to the pitcher.
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Level ∞
Sep 30, 2014
One recent rule change has also had an effect on ERA's. The strikeout has effectively been enlarged.
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Level 61
Mar 6, 2018
The low strike may be a bit more prevalent these days. But the high strike and the corners have all gotten tighter. I don't buy the enlarged strikezone argument. The change in approach by batters (taking huge hacks even with two strikes, and placing emphasis on power over contact) and the specialization of bullpens has way more to do with the absurd strikeout numbers than the evolving strikezone.
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Level 77
Apr 1, 2018
Peter Rose and Carl Yastrzemski still managed to bat over .300 average in that crazy year!
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Level 54
Jun 1, 2016
Fun home run quiz here: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/different-names-for-a-home-run
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Level 79
May 21, 2017
Gary Nolan! Part of that 1970s Big Red Machine. Lowest % answer I got correct.
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Level 62
Oct 2, 2018
I spent the first minute trying to spell "Noah Syndergaard" before entertaining the possibility that he wasn't the answer.