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No. 87: Greatest seasons in Dodgers history: Nap Rucker, 1910

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Nap Rucker, 1910

Stats: 17-18, 2.58 ERA, 27 CG, 320 13 IP, 147 SO, 116 ERA+, 2.47 FIP, 1.177 WHIP

Baseball Reference WAR: 6.8

FanGraphs WAR: 4.8

Combined WAR: 5.8


Nap Rucker spent his entire 10-year career in Brooklyn. He appeared in over 330 games and made nearly 275 starts with the team. You’ll likely be seeing his name pop up a lot on these lists. Today, we’ll be looking back at his 1910 campaign with the Brooklyn Superbas.

Rucker was an absolute workhorse that season. He made 39 starts, leading the National League. In addition to making the most starts, he also led the league in complete games (27!!), innings (320 1/3) and batters faced (1,261). Rucker did all that while posting an ERA of 2.58.

Here is where Rucker ranks among Dodgers who have made at least 35 starts in a season in franchise history since 1910:

  • 27 complete games (5th)
  • 17 wins (35th)
  • 320 13 innings (8th)
  • 2.58 ERA (11th)
  • 2.47 FIP (7th)
  • 116 ERA+ (32nd)

Get caught up on the rest of the “All-Time Dodgers” lists!