Rube Waddell: The First American League Ace


In the early part of the 20th century, baseball fans came out in droves to watch “Rube strike ’em out!” Yes, Rube Waddell was the new American League’s star pitcher. He was a flame-throwing strikeout ace–and he was really something to see. Before some games, he would paint, on the sidewalks and streets, “Come watch […]

MLB Record For Shutouts In A Season

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander, the only 4-time winner of pitching’s Triple Crown (Wins, Ks, and ERA), holds the Major League record for shutouts in a season, since 1893, with 16 for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1916. Jack Coombs of the Philadelphia Athletics (1910) and Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals (1968) recorded 13 shutouts apiece. […]