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Atlanta Braves hurler Tim Hudson on Tuesday night became the 90th pitcher since 1901 to win 200 games in a career. Hudson’s Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 8-1. Hudson allowed only three hits and one earned run over seven innings. He struck six in his third win of the season.
Here’s a few interesting stats re: Hudson joining the 200-win club:
- Hudson is the third active pitcher to have 200-plus wins. Andy Pettitte has won 248 games; Roy Halladay is one victory ahead of Hudson with 201.
- Of all the pitchers with 200-plus wins, Hudson is tied with Pettitte with the fewest number of complete games, 25.
- Of the 90 pitchers with 200-plus wins, Hudson has the third fewest losses with 105. Pedro Martinez had only 100 losses with his 219 wins, and Halladay has 103 losses with his 201 wins.
- Hudson is one of only 11 200-game winners to have never had a save in his career.
- Fourteen of the 90 pitchers with 200-plus wins have a winning percentage of .630 or better. Hudson is among that group with a 200-105 record for a .656 winning percentage. That ranks him seventh on the list. In fact, all three of the active pitchers (Pettitte, Halladay and Hudson) with 200 or more wins have winning percentages better than .630.
Here are the pitchers with 200 or more career wins with winning percentages above .630.
Pitcher, winning percentage
Whitey Ford, .690
Pedro Martinez, .687
Lefty Grove, .680
Christy Mathewson, .668
Roy Halladay, .661
Roger Clemens, .658
Tim Hudson, .656
Mordecai Brown, .648
Randy Johnson, .646
Pete Alexander, 642
Jim Palmer, 638
Mike Mussina, .638
Andy Pettitte, .633
Juan Marichal, .631
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