10. Art Nehf
12 G (9 GS), 4-4, 2.16 ERA, 79 IP, 6 CG, 2 SHO
Nehf’s numbers don’t pop out and slap you, but his 1921 World Series performance was unprecedented, even two years removed from the “Dead Ball Era” in baseball.
Facing the Yankees, Nehf pitched Game 2, Game 5, and even Game 8 (back when the series was decided in nine games). The best part was, he managed a 1.38 ERA and managed to toss a complete game in each.
Overall, he racked up 26 innings in a week and slammed the door with a four-hit shutout in Game 8 against Babe Ruth’s Yanks to clinch the series for the New York Giants.
In his 12 career playoff outings, Nehf held his opponents to a .187/.273/.240 slash line and threw a complete game in six of his nine starts (67%).