FACTOID # 23: Wisconsin has more metal fabricators per capita than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Pud Galvin
Enlarge
Pud Galvin baseball card, 1887

James Francis "Pud" Galvin (December 25, 1856March 7, 1902), an American professional baseball pitcher, was Major League Baseball's first 300-game winner. Pud played in an era where 2-man pitching rotations were common - thus his 5,959 innings pitched and 641 complete games, both of which are second only to the career totals of Cy Young. Incredibly, Pud pitched over 70 complete games in both 1883 and 1884! He is the only player in baseball history to win 20 or more games in 10 different years without winning a pennant, finishing his career with a total of 364 wins and 310 losses.


The nickname "Pud" supposedly originated because he made the hitters "look like PUDding", a popular phase in the 1880s (like having "legs of jello" when you see a nasty looking pitch heading your way).


Pud Galvin died at age 45, on March 7, 1902 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1965 by the Veterans Committee.


Trivia

On August 20, 1880, Galvin became the first major league pitcher to throw a no-hitter on the road, leading his Buffalo Bisons to a 1-0 victory over the Worcester Worcesters.



Related links

External links

  • Career statistics at baseball-reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/galvipu01.shtml)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Pud Galvin (person)@Everything2.com (574 words)
In 1885, Galvin was purchased from the Bisons by the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association, the team which later joined the NL as the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1887.
Galvin was also one of the earliest players known to take performance enhancing drugs, when he injected himself with the "Famous Elixir of Brown-Sequard, aka "Liquor Spermaticus," which was basically testosterone drawn from the testicles of monkeys.
Galvin died penniless in Pittsburgh in 1902, so poor that his funeral had to be paid for by donations from fans.
Pud Galvin - Trivia (282 words)
The nickname "Pud" supposedly originated because he made the hitters "look like PUDding", a popular phase in the 1880s (like having "legs of jello" when you see a nasty looking pitch heading your way).
Pud Galvin died at age 45, on March 7, 1902 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Allegheny, Pennsylvania and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
On August 20, 1880, Galvin became the first major league pitcher to throw a no-hitter on the road, leading his Buffalo Bisons to a 1-0 victory over the Worcester Worcesters.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m