List of Major League Baseball career shutout leaders

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Walter Johnson, the all-time leader in shutouts

In Major League Baseball, a shutout (denoted statistically as ShO or SHO) refers to the act by which a single pitcher pitches a complete game and does not allow the opposing team to score a run. If two or more pitchers combine to complete this act, no pitcher is awarded a shutout, although the team itself can be said to have "shutout" the opposing team.

Walter Johnson is the all-time leader in shutouts with 110. Johnson also holds the record for being the only pitcher to throw more than 100 shutouts.

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Rank Rank amongst leaders in career shutouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of the player
SHO Total career shutouts thrown
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Rank Player SHO
1 Walter Johnson * 110
2 Grover Cleveland Alexander * 90
3 Christy Mathewson * 79
4 Cy Young * 76
5 Eddie Plank * 69
6 Warren Spahn * 63
7 Nolan Ryan * 61
Tom Seaver * 61
9 Bert Blyleven * 60
10 Don Sutton * 58
11 Pud Galvin * 57
Ed Walsh * 57
13 Bob Gibson * 56
14 Mordecai Brown * 55
Steve Carlton * 55
16 Jim Palmer * 53
Gaylord Perry * 53
18 Juan Marichal * 52
19 Rube Waddell * 50
Vic Willis * 50
21 Don Drysdale * 49
Ferguson Jenkins * 49
Luis Tiant 49
Early Wynn * 49
25 Kid Nichols * 48
Rank Player SHO
26 Roger Clemens 46
Tommy John 46
Jack Powell 46
29 Whitey Ford * 45
Addie Joss * 45
Phil Niekro * 45
Robin Roberts * 45
Red Ruffing * 45
Doc White 45
35 Babe Adams 44
Bob Feller * 44
37 Milt Pappas 43
38 Tommy Bond 42
Catfish Hunter * 42
Bucky Walters 42
41 Mickey Lolich 41
Hippo Vaughn 41
Mickey Welch * 41
44 Chief Bender * 40
Jim Bunning * 40
Larry French 40
Sandy Koufax * 40
Claude Osteen 40
Ed Reulbach 40
Mel Stottlemyre 40

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