Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Woodland, Wisconsin, he was a right-handed pitcher making his debut for the Cleveland Bluebirds on April 25, 1902. He spent his entire nine-year baseball career with the Cleveland Bluebirds, later the Naps (1902-10), pitching one perfect game, two no-hitters and seven one-hitters. He pitched four 20 win seasons, (1905-08), led the American League in wins (1907) and holds the best WHIP in Major League history with a 0.97 percentage. He concluded his career with a record of 160 wins, 97 losses, 234 complete games, 45 shutouts, 920 strikeouts and a 1.89 earned run average, the second best in Major League history. He died from tuberculosis at age 31 in Toledo, Ohio. In 1978, he was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Lillian Sherman Joss