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The 1920s was one of the worst decades in the history of Major League Baseball for starting pitcher stats.  It is the worst, except for the 1890s, 1930s, and 2000s (now).  It’s especially interesting because it followed one of the best decades in history for starting pitcher numbers—the 1910s. The 1910s is the best decade for starting pitcher numbers, other than the 1870s and the first decade of the 1900s. The 1920s was the first decade of the live ball era. Every starting pitcher on this list pitched at least part of their career in the 1910s, and this needs to be adjusted for, because pitching in the 1910s obviously positively affected their numbers. The more they pitched in the 1910s, the more adjustment is needed. Another thing that makes this decade interesting i ...

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