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Highest Single-Season Pitching WAR without Starting a Game

For an upcoming post, I was curious who posted the highest WAR in a season without starting a game. I'm obsessed enough with relievers that I was able to guess the top three.

Rank Name Year Team G IP WAR
1 Rich Gossage 1975 CHI (A) 62 141.2 7.0
2 John Hiller 1973 DET 65 125.1 6.9
3 Mark Eichhorn 1986 TOR 69 157.0 6.4
4 Bruce Sutter 1977 CHI (N) 62 107.1 6.3
5 Doug Corbett 1980 MIN 73 136.1 5.9
6 Ted Abernathy 1967 CIN 70 106.1 5.8
7 Rich Gossage 1977 PIT 72 133.0 5.8
8 Greg Minton 1982 SFG 78 123.0 5.7
9 Mariano Rivera 1996 NYY 61 107.2 5.4
10 Sid Monge 1979 CLE 76 131.0 5.3
  Dan Quisenberry 1983 KCR 69 139.0 5.3
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