Matt Cain

Matt Cain
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 1, 1984 in Dothan, AL USA
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 29, 2005
  • Final Game: September 30, 2017
  • Cy Young - 2010
  • Cy Young - 2011
  • Cy Young - 2012
  • Rookie of the Year - 2006
Matt Cain played all 13 of his seasons and 342 Games with the San Francisco Giants, a rarity in this day and age.  Cain made the starting rotation immediately and while he lost a lot of games early in his career, he hardly had a lot of run support and actually led the NL in Games Started in a season where he went 8 and 14 (2008).  He had an inverse record of 14 and 8 in 2009 and went to what would be his first of three All Star Games.  In those three seasons he had an ERA under 3.00 and he would assist the Giants win the World Series in 2010 and 2012 (he also threw a perfect game that year) and also won a third in 2014 though he was not a factor on the post season.  Cain retired with a losing record (104-118) but again that was not a reflection of his ability but lack of support early in his career.  Cain will always be known for the leadership he brought to San Francisco, which is why the team always held on to him.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Dothan, Alabama, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 2023
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: San Francisco Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (2009, 2011 & 2012)

    Most Games Started (1) (NL) (2008)

    Most Complete Games (1) (NL) (2009)

    World Series Rings (3) (San Francisco Giants 2010, 2012 & 2014)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:

    (NL: 2011, 8th & NL: 2012, 6th)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)

    1 Top Ten Finish (Wins)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)

    7 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)

    1 Top Ten Finish (SO/9)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)

    1 Top Ten Finish (SO/BB)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)

    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)

Should Matt Cain be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 55.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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