Even though it was an unprecedented feat, winning three straight Cy Young Awards did not fully signify how dominant a pitcher Greg Maddux was during the 1992, '93 and '94 seasons. Over that span he led the majors in combined wins (56), innings pitched (737) and ERA (2.08). The composite ERA for the major leagues over the past three years was 4.11. Maddux's was 2.03 below that—the greatest differential between the ERA of any pitcher and the ERA of the majors over any three-year span in history. What's more, the last two seasons were two of the three highest for runs scored in the past 40. Here are the five pitchers whose ERAs were lowest in comparison with the majors over a three-year period (minimum: 500 innings pitched over three seasons, with at least 100 innings each year).
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