Born: March 6, 1900 in Lonaconing, Md.
Died: May 22, 1975
Teams: Philadelphia A's (1925-33), Boston Red Sox (1934-41)
Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1947
Primary position: Pitcher
- Hard-throwing, cantankerous and lanky lefty won exactly 300 games and lost 141 in his 17-year career, averaging 19 wins per season.
- Won nine ERA titles, the most in history.
- Went 79-15 from 1929-31, leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts each year, and the A's won the pennant all three years. Went 31-4 in 1931.
- Won two World Series in 1929 and 1930, and was 4-2 with a 1.75 ERA in his eight career World Series starts.
- Led the AL in strikeouts inthe first seven years of his career.
- Opened a bowling alley in Lonaconing, Md.