Gaylord Perry is the only pitcher since in 1918 to post an ERA under 2.00 and lose at least 16 games. Perry won the American League Cy Young Award for the Cleveland Indians in 1972 with a 24-16 record, which included a 1.92 ERA, 234 strikeouts, and 29 complete games.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’
My take – This goes to show you that no matter how solid of a pitcher you are, your team’s ability to score runs is a huge dictator as to how successful you become. Florida Marlins, are you listening????