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Leaderboarding: Tom Glavine, lefty extraordinaire

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Tom Glavine was a master of his craft.
Tom Glavine was a master of his craft. (Getty Images)

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Most 20-win seasons, left-handers

1. Warren Spahn, 13
2. Lefty Grove, 8
2. Eddie Plank, 8
4. Steve Carlton, 6
5. Tom Glavine, 5
5. Carl Hubbell, 5
5. Hippo Vaughn, 5

Most career wins, left-handers

1. Warren Spahn, 363
2. Steve Carlton, 329
3. Eddie Plank, 326
4. Tom Glavine, 305
5. Randy Johnson, 303
6. Lefty Grove, 300

Seasons with at least 200 innings pitched and a 125 ERA+, lefties

1. Lefty Grove, 11
2. Randy Johnson, 9
3. Tom Glavine, 8
4. Cliff Lee, 6
4. Whitey Ford, 6
4. Hippo Vaughn, 6

Qualifying seasons with at least a .630 winning percentage, lefties

1. Tom Glavine, 10
1. Randy Johnson, 10
3. Tommy John, 9
3. Whitey Ford, 9
3. Lefty Grove, 9
6. David Wells, 8
6. Steve Carlton, 8
6. Warren Spahn, 8
6. Eddie Plank, 8

Most Silver Sluggers, pitchers

1. Mike Hampton, 5
2. Tom Glavine, 4
3. Rick Rhoden, 3
3. Carlos Zambrano, 3
3. Don Robinson, 3
6. Bob Forsch, 2
6. Fernando Valenzuela, 2

Career innings pitched, left-handers

1. Warren Spahn, 5243 2/3
2. Steve Carlton, 5217 2/3
3. Tommy John, 4710 1/3
4. Jim Kaat, 4530 1/3
5. Eddie Plank, 4495 2/3
6. Eppa Rixey, 4494 2/3
7. Tom Glavine, 4413 1/3
8. Frank Tanana, 4188 1/3
9. Randy Johnson, 4135 1/3
10. Jamie Moyer, 4074

Seasons with at least 4.0 WAR, lefties

1. Warren Spahn, 13
1. Lefty Grove, 13
3. Eddie Plank, 12
4. Randy Johnson, 11
5. Steve Carlton, 10
6. Mark Buehrle, 8
6. Tom Glavine, 8
6. Carl Hubbell, 8

Multiple Cy Youngs, left-handers

1. Randy Johnson, 5
2. Steve Carlton, 4
3. Sandy Koufax, 3
4. Tom Glavine, 2
4. Clayton Kershaw, 2
4. Johan Santana, 2

Congrats on the induction, Mr. Glavine. Lefties (like me!) everywhere are proud.

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