• Greatest Seasons By A RP When He Was 42 Or Older

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    Here’s one way to slice it -

    Rk Player WAR G Year Age Tm GF W L SV IP BB SO ERA ERA+ HR BF
    1 Hoyt Wilhelm 3.5 66 1965 42 CHW 45 7 7 20 144.0 32 106 1.81 174 11 545
    2 Satchel Paige 3.3 46 1952 45 SLB 35 12 10 10 138.0 57 91 3.07 127 5 582
    3 Hoyt Wilhelm 3.1 72 1968 45 CHW 39 4 4 12 93.2 24 72 1.73 185 4 368
    4 Satchel Paige 2.8 57 1953 46 SLB 34 3 9 11 117.1 39 51 3.53 119 12 489
    5 Dutch Leonard 2.6 41 1951 42 CHC 28 10 6 3 81.2 28 30 2.64 156 3 337
    6 Dutch Leonard 2.4 45 1952 43 CHC 36 2 2 11 66.2 24 37 2.16 179 3 282
    7 Doug Jones 2.2 70 1999 42 OAK 35 5 5 10 104.0 24 63 3.55 129 10 430
    8 Hoyt Wilhelm 2.1 49 1967 44 CHW 30 8 3 12 89.0 34 76 1.31 230 2 360
    9 Diomedes Olivo 2.1 62 1962 43 PIT 19 5 1 7 84.1 25 66 2.77 143 5 356
    10 Hoyt Wilhelm 1.9 53 1970 47 TOT 39 6 5 13 82.0 42 68 3.40 126 8 357
    11 Hoyt Wilhelm 1.9 46 1966 43 CHW 30 5 2 6 81.1 17 61 1.66 192 6 308
    12 Hoyt Wilhelm 1.7 52 1969 46 TOT 42 7 7 14 78.0 22 67 2.19 160 4 303
    13 Joe Heving 1.6 63 1944 43 CLE 38 8 3 10 119.2 41 46 1.96 169 2 499
    14 Jack Quinn 1.6 42 1932 48 BRO 31 3 7 8 87.1 24 28 3.30 116 1 378
    15 Doug Jones 1.2 54 2000 43 OAK 22 4 2 2 73.1 18 54 3.93 120 6 319
    16 Dutch Leonard 1.2 45 1953 44 CHC 27 2 3 8 62.2 24 27 4.60 98 9 276
    17 Red Faber 1.2 42 1932 43 CHW 28 2 11 6 106.0 38 26 3.74 115 0 472
    18 Rick Honeycutt 1.1 61 1996 42 STL 13 2 1 4 47.1 7 30 2.85 148 3 190
    19 Earl Caldwell 0.7 40 1947 42 CHW 30 1 4 8 54.1 30 22 3.64 100 4 239
    20 Jesse Orosco 0.5 56 2002 45 LAD 8 1 2 1 27.0 12 22 3.00 128 4 119
    21 Jeff Fassero 0.4 48 2005 42 SFG 11 4 7 0 91.0 31 60 4.05 106 7 384
    22 Don McMahon 0.4 44 1972 42 SFG 27 3 3 5 63.0 21 45 3.71 95 8 253
    23 Terry Mulholland 0.2 49 2005 42 MIN 26 0 2 0 59.0 17 18 4.27 105 6 246
    24 Dennis Eckersley 0.2 50 1998 43 BOS 13 4 1 1 39.2 8 22 4.76 99 6 171
    25 Dennis Eckersley 0.2 57 1997 42 STL 47 1 5 36 53.0 8 45 3.91 107 9 218
    26 John Franco -0.2 52 2004 43 NYM 16 2 7 0 46.0 24 36 5.28 81 6 207
    27 Jesse Orosco -0.2 65 1999 42 BAL 12 0 2 1 32.0 20 35 5.34 88 5 144
    28 Mike Timlin -0.3 47 2008 42 BOS 26 4 4 1 49.1 20 32 5.66 82 9 227
    29 Woodie Fryman -0.6 60 1982 42 MON 34 9 4 12 69.2 26 46 3.75 98 3 292
    30 Jim Kaat -0.7 41 1981 42 STL 16 6 6 4 53.0 17 8 3.40 106 2 229
    31 Trevor Hoffman -0.9 50 2010 42 MIL 36 2 7 10 47.1 19 30 5.89 69 8 205
    32 Roberto Hernandez -0.9 50 2007 42 TOT 20 3 3 0 46.1 25 31 6.41 71 5 221
    33 Dennis Martinez -1.1 53 1998 43 ATL 11 4 6 2 91.0 19 62 4.45 94 8 396
    34 Jim Kaat -1.2 62 1982 43 STL 12 5 3 2 75.0 23 35 4.08 90 6 321
    35 Jesse Orosco -1.6 65 2003 46 TOT 13 2 2 2 34.0 21 29 7.68 55 4 166
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 11/29/2012.

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