The 1905 Philadelphia Athletics had three 20 game winners during the regular season- Rube Waddell, Eddie Plank, and Andy Coakley.
The New York Giants had Christy Mathewson, with a 31-9 record an ERA of 1.28 and Joe McGinnity, 21-15 with a 2.87 ERA.
The Giants, Christy Mathewson started the first game, the third game and the fifth game and threw three straight shutouts.
The Athletics won the second game behind Chief Bender 3-0, the Athletics scored 3 unearned runs off of McGinnity. Joe Iron Man McGinnity pitched a shutout in game four. The World Series lasted only five games and the two Giants' pitchers, Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity did not allow an earned run in leading the Giants to the World Championship and pitched five complete games.
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|Pitching a Major League Record of Shutouts for one season |
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George Bradley hurled a major record 16 shutouts in 1876 Grover Cleveland Alexander tied with 16 shutouts in 1916 Baseball History
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Single Season Major League Shutout Leaders
George Bradley 1876 St Louis Brown Stockings 16, Pete Alexander 1916 Philadelphia Phillies 16
Jack Coombs 1910 Philadelphia Athletics 13, Bob Gibson 1968 St Louis Cardinals 13
Ed Morris 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys 12, Jim Galvin 1884 Buffalo Bisons 12, Pete Alexander 1915 Phillies 12
Tommy Bond 1879 Boston Red Stockings 11, Dave Foutz 1886 Brown Stockings 11, Charley Radbourn 1884 Providence Grays 11, Ed Walsh 1908 Chicago White Sox 11, Christy Mathewson 1908 New York Giants 11, Walter Johnson 1913 Washington Senators 11, Sandy Koufax 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 11, Dean Chance 1964 Los Angeles Angels 11