Thursday, June 22, 2017

We remember Carl Hubbell 1903-1988

We remember one of the great lefties in major league history.

Carl Hubbell was born in Carthage, Missouri on this day in 1903.    Carl broke with the Giants in 1928 and started 14 games.

He turned into one of the game's greatest pitchers always playing with the New York Giants:  253-164, 2.98 ERA & 260 complete games.   In other words, he completed more games than he won, a rather rare accomplishment.  

Hubbell pitched a no-hitter in 1929.   Hubbell won 24 consecutive games between 1936 (16) and 1937 (8), the longest such streak in Major League history.

He is also remembered for his 1934 All Star game performance:   he struck out Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin consecutively. 

He was inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.


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