From 20-game Winner to 20-game Loser

A friend of mine asked me, after considering the 2016-7 fortunes of Rick Porcello, if anyone had ever lost 20 games the year after winning 20. This list meets that request, with the following exceptions:

  • It doesn’t include those that won and lost 20+ games in the same season
  • It doesn’t include those that lost 20+ games in one year and won 20+ the next.
Name YEAR W L
Stan Bahnsen 1972 21 16
Stan Bahnsen 1973 18 21
Howie Camnitz 1912 22 12
Howie Camnitz 1913 9 20
Steve Carlton 1972 27 10
Steve Carlton 1973 13 20
Hooks Dauss 1919 21 9
Hooks Dauss 1920 13 21
Murry Dickson 1951 20 16
Murry Dickson 1952 14 21
Russ Ford 1911 22 11
Russ Ford 1912 13 21
Tom Hughes 1903 20 7
Tom Hughes 1904 10 23
Larry Jackson 1964 24 11
Larry Jackson 1965 14 21
Alex Kellner 1949 20 12
Alex Kellner 1950 8 20
Jerry Koosman 1976 21 10
Jerry Koosman 1977 8 20
Rube Marquard 1913 23 10
Rube Marquard 1914 12 22
Roscoe Miller 1901 23 13
Roscoe Miller 1902 7 20
Bobo Newsom 1940 21 5
Bobo Newsom 1941 12 20
Joe Oeschger 1921 20 14
Joe Oeschger 1922 6 21
Al Orth 1906 27 17
Al Orth 1907 14 21
Togie Pittinger 1902 27 16
Togie Pittinger 1903 18 22
Jack Quinn 1914 26 14
Jack Quinn 1915 9 22
Eppa Rixey 1916 22 10
Eppa Rixey 1917 16 21
Mel Stottlemyre 1965 20 9
Mel Stottlemyre 1966 12 20
Jack Taylor 1904 20 19
Jack Taylor 1905 15 21
Luis Tiant 1968 21 9
Luis Tiant 1969 9 20
Wilbur Wood 1974 20 19
Wilbur Wood 1975 16 20

My thanks to reader Richard Chester for noting my original omission of Hughes and Orth.

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