Monte Ward: Leader, Scholar and Athlete

Monte Ward

John Montgomery “Monte” Ward, all 5′ 9″ and 165 pounds of him, was one of the top pitchers of his generation. He was also one of the top shortstops of the 1880s and 1890s. And, he was one of the most influential “movers and shakers” in the history of baseball. As legends of baseball go, […]

Most Wins In A Season

Jack Chesbro

“Happy Jack” Chesbro holds the record, starting in 1893, for most wins in a season with 41, achieved in 1904 with the New York Highlanders (their name was changed to the Yankees in 1913). The only other pitcher with 40 wins in a season is “Big Ed” Walsh of the Chicago White Sox who chalked […]

Lowest Career ERA Leaders

Big Ed Walsh

Big Ed Walsh and the legendary Addie Joss, career ERA leaders, are the only Major League starting pitchers to achieve a career ERA (Earned Run Average) of less than 2.00 (minimum 1,500 Innings Pitched). Walsh, star of the Chicago White Sox,, posted an ERA of 1.82 for his career. Joss starred for the Cleveland franchise […]