Justin Verlander Turns 30: 61 pitchers with 20+ wins at 30

Baseball’s best pitcher Justin Verlander turns 30 today and Tigers fans have nothing to worry about.

Nothing.

Although the last 30-year old to win 20 games was Chris Carpenter in 2005.

Here are 61 pitchers who won at least 20 games in the season that they were 30

Rk Player W Year Tm G GS CG SHO L W-L% IP SO ERA
1 Jack Chesbro 41 1904 NYY 55 51 48 6 12 .774 454.2 239 1.82
2 Jim Bagby 31 1920 CLE 48 38 30 3 12 .721 339.2 73 2.89
3 Pete Alexander 30 1917 PHI 45 44 34 8 13 .698 388.0 200 1.83
4 Lefty Grove 28 1930 PHA 50 32 22 2 5 .848 291.0 209 2.54
5 Sandy Koufax 27 1966 LAD 41 41 27 5 9 .750 323.0 317 1.73
6 Don Newcombe 27 1956 BRO 38 36 18 5 7 .794 268.0 139 3.06
7 Bucky Walters 27 1939 CIN 39 36 31 2 11 .711 319.0 137 2.29
8 Urban Shocker 27 1921 SLB 47 38 30 4 12 .692 326.2 132 3.55
9 Ed Walsh 27 1911 CHW 56 37 33 5 18 .600 368.2 255 2.22
10 Togie Pittinger 27 1902 BSN 46 40 36 7 16 .628 389.1 174 2.52
11 Juan Marichal 26 1968 SFG 38 38 30 5 9 .743 325.2 218 2.43
12 Jack Quinn 26 1914 BAL 46 42 27 4 14 .650 342.2 164 2.60
13 Christy Mathewson 26 1911 NYG 45 37 29 5 13 .667 307.0 141 1.99
14 Joe McGinnity 26 1901 BLA 48 43 39 1 20 .565 382.0 75 3.56
15 Mickey Lolich 25 1971 DET 45 45 29 4 14 .641 376.0 308 2.92
16 Larry Benton 25 1928 NYG 42 36 28 2 9 .735 310.1 90 2.73
17 Bill Donovan 25 1907 DET 32 28 27 3 4 .862 271.0 123 2.19
18 Ed Killian 25 1907 DET 42 34 29 3 13 .658 314.0 96 1.78
19 Wilbur Wood 24 1972 CHW 49 49 20 8 17 .585 376.2 193 2.51
20 Johnny Sain 24 1948 BSN 42 39 28 4 15 .615 314.2 137 2.60
21 Stan Coveleski 24 1920 CLE 41 38 26 3 14 .632 315.0 133 2.49
22 Phil Niekro 23 1969 ATL 40 35 21 4 13 .639 284.1 193 2.56
23 Larry Jansen 23 1951 NYG 39 34 18 3 11 .676 278.2 145 3.04
24 Red Barrett 23 1945 TOT 45 34 24 3 12 .657 284.2 76 3.00
25 Carl Hubbell 23 1933 NYG 45 33 22 10 12 .657 308.2 156 1.66
26 Wilbur Cooper 23 1922 PIT 41 36 27 4 14 .622 294.2 129 3.18
27 Walter Johnson 23 1918 WSH 39 29 29 8 13 .639 326.0 162 1.27
28 Vic Willis 23 1906 PIT 41 36 32 6 13 .639 322.0 124 1.73
29 Jim Palmer 22 1976 BAL 40 40 23 6 13 .629 315.0 159 2.51
30 Tom Seaver 22 1975 NYM 36 36 15 5 9 .710 280.1 243 2.38
31 Warren Spahn 22 1951 BSN 39 36 26 7 14 .611 310.2 164 2.98
32 George Earnshaw 22 1930 PHA 49 39 20 3 13 .629 296.0 193 4.44
33 Burleigh Grimes 22 1924 BRO 38 36 30 1 13 .629 310.2 135 3.82
34 Hippo Vaughn 22 1918 CHC 35 33 27 8 10 .688 290.1 148 1.74
35 Howie Camnitz 22 1912 PIT 41 32 22 2 12 .647 276.2 121 2.83
36 Jesse Tannehill 22 1905 BOS 37 32 27 6 9 .710 271.2 113 2.48
37 Henry Schmidt 22 1903 BRO 40 36 29 5 13 .629 301.0 96 3.83
38 Chris Carpenter 21 2005 STL 33 33 7 4 5 .808 241.2 213 2.83
39 Bob Gibson 21 1966 STL 35 35 20 5 12 .636 280.1 225 2.44
40 Vic Raschi 21 1949 NYY 38 37 21 3 10 .677 274.2 124 3.34
41 Mort Cooper 21 1943 STL 37 32 24 6 8 .724 274.0 141 2.30
42 Herb Pennock 21 1924 NYY 40 34 25 4 9 .700 286.1 101 2.83
43 Sad Sam Jones 21 1923 NYY 39 27 18 3 8 .724 243.0 68 3.63
44 Harry Coveleski 21 1916 DET 44 39 22 3 11 .656 324.1 108 1.97
45 Pedro Martinez 20 2002 BOS 30 30 2 0 4 .833 199.1 239 2.26
46 Frank Viola 20 1990 NYM 35 35 7 3 12 .625 249.2 182 2.67
47 Dave Stewart 20 1987 OAK 37 37 8 1 13 .606 261.1 205 3.68
48 Al Downing 20 1971 LAD 37 36 12 5 9 .690 262.1 136 2.68
49 Vern Law 20 1960 PIT 35 35 18 3 9 .690 271.2 120 3.08
50 Billy Pierce 20 1957 CHW 37 34 16 4 12 .625 257.0 171 3.26
51 Tex Hughson 20 1946 BOS 39 35 21 6 11 .645 278.0 172 2.75
52 Dutch Leonard 20 1939 WSH 34 34 21 2 8 .714 269.1 88 3.54
53 Bobo Newsom 20 1938 SLB 44 40 31 0 16 .556 329.2 226 5.08
54 Lou Fette 20 1937 BSN 35 33 23 5 10 .667 259.0 70 2.88
55 Watty Clark 20 1932 BRO 40 36 19 2 12 .625 273.0 99 3.49
56 Sam Gray 20 1928 SLB 35 31 21 2 12 .625 262.2 102 3.19
57 Buck O’Brien 20 1912 BOS 37 34 25 2 13 .606 275.2 115 2.58
58 Mordecai Brown 20 1907 CHC 34 27 20 6 6 .769 233.0 107 1.39
59 Jack Taylor 20 1904 STL 41 39 39 2 19 .513 352.0 103 2.22
60 Jake Weimer 20 1904 CHC 37 37 31 5 14 .588 307.0 177 1.91
61 Deacon Phillippe 20 1902 PIT 31 30 29 5 9 .690 272.0 122 2.05
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