Pitching has been the story of the 2021 MLB season thus far —from the rise in no-hitters to the controversy surrounding doctored baseballs — and no one has made more headlines than New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom. The three-time All-Star is off to a historic start, setting the record for lowest earned run average in MLB history through his first 10 starts with an absurd 0.56 mark. The two-time Cy Young Award winner also leads the majors with an equally minuscule 0.53 WHIP, while opposing hitters are batting a league-worst .121 against him.
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. deGrom is on pace to shatter the record for the lowest single-season ERA in history. So with that in mind, how many of the ERA leaders from both leagues since the 2001 season can you name in five minutes?