Saturday, July 21, 2012

One-Game Wonder: Jack Chesbro

Jack Chesbro is a Hall of Famer.  He is somewhat of a questionable choice, most of his merits have been tied into his 1904 season when he won 41 games, pitched an incredible 454.2 innings and had a microscopic 1.82 ERA.  Outside of that season, he is a somewhat less-than-deserving choice.

But that's not why we're here.  Chesbro pitched for the Red Sox for only one game in 1909.  One.  Game.

It was the end of his career and he was picked up off of waivers from the Yankees.  He pitched six innings, giving up seven hits and four runs, three earned, taking the loss.  He struck out three and walked four.  And that was the end of his career.

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