Arizona Diamondbacks (2001)
Randy Johnson – Curt Schilling – Brian Anderson – Miguel Batista – Robert Ellis
Four years into their major-league existence, the Diamondbacks won a World Series. Arizona’s pitching staff obviously had plenty to do with that success. Notably a starting rotation that featured two 20-game winners in Curt Schilling (22 wins) and Randy Johnson (21), who also combined for nine complete games. The starting staff, which posted a 3.88 ERA and led the majors with 933 strikeouts, also featured three other arms – Brian Anderson, Miguel Batista and Robert Ellis – that made at least 18 starts. In the postseason, Arizona’s starters posted a stellar 1.94 ERA and held opponents to a .175 batting average. Meanwhile, Johnson and Schilling went a combined 9-1 during the playoffs.
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