Galvin, Pud

Pud Galvin
Born: December 25, 1856, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: March 7, 1902, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Played For: 
St. Louis Brown Stockings (1875), Buffalo Bisons (1879-1885), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-1892), St. Louis Browns (1892)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1965

Jim Pud Galvin was baseball's first 300-game winner. Short and stocky, The Little Steam Engine was a tireless worker with a deceptive pick-off move. The gentlemanly Galvin pitched for 14 Major League seasons, earning 20 or more victories 10 times and twice topping the 40-win mark. When he retired in 1892, he was the all-time Major League leader in wins, innings pitched, games started, games completed and shutouts. He was nicknamed Pud because his pitching process supposedly turned opposing batters into pudding.

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Did You Know: 
that on Aug. 20, 1880, Pud Galvin became the first big league player to pitch a no-hitter on the road?
If I had Galvin to catch, no one would ever steal a base on me. That fellow keeps them glued to the bag.
Buck Ewing