An almost perfect season, part 2
June 3, 2022
As we have seen, no pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB) has compiled a record of 20 wins and zero losses in a year. Such an accomplishment would certainly constitute a “perfect season” in the minds of most baseball fans.
The most wins without a loss is 12-0 by Tom Zachary in 1929. The fewest losses by a 20-game winner is three, accomplished by six pitchers.
Several athletes have come close to surpassing those marks. In 1995, two future Hall of Fame members – Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson – almost got to 20 wins with only two losses.
Maddux, toiling for the Atlanta...