The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun. On Sunday, we publish the answer with charts and commentary. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION

Who was the last pitcher to throw 300 or more innings in a season?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWER

Steve Carlton, Phillies, 1980 (304.0)

Here are the innings pitched leaders by decade since then:

 

 Decade  Pitcher  Team  Year    IP
 1981-89  
 Steve Carlton
 Phillies  1982  
 295.2  
 1990-99  Randy Johnson
 Diamondbacks  
 1999  271.2
 2000-09  Roy Halladay
 Blue Jays
 2003  266.0
 2010-12  Justin Verlander  
 Tigers  2011  251.0

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