Chesbro, Jack

John Dwight Chesbro
Born: June 5, 1874, N. Adams, Massachusetts
Died: November 6, 1931, Conway, Massachusetts
Played For: 
Pittsburgh Pirates (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-09), Boston Red Sox (1909)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946

Happy Jack Chesbro was an early spitball ace whose 1904 performance with the New York Highlanders still rates among the game's most remarkable seasons. He started 51 games, completed 48 and was the victor in 41 while hurling 455 innings. From 1901-06, he won 154 games, averaging 25 per season. Hurling for pennant winners in Pittsburgh and New York, Chesbro was a league leader in winning percentage three times; wins, appearances and games started twice each; and once each in complete games, innings and shutouts.

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Did You Know: 
that on April 20, 1903, Jack Chesbro pitched the very first game in the history of the New York Yankees, then known as the Highlanders?
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