Pud Galvin

James Francis Galvin
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1965
Primary team: Buffalo Bisons
Primary position: Pitcher

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.

"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

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1965
Primary Team: Buffalo Bisons
Position Played: Pitcher
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri
Birth year: 1856
Died: 1902, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Played for:
St. Louis Brown Stockings (1875)
Buffalo Bisons (1879-1885)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1885-1889)
Pittsburgh Burghers (1890)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-1892)
St. Louis Browns (1892)
Managed:
Buffalo Bisons (1885)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
705
HitsH
6405
RunsR
3352
Innings PitchedIP
6003.1
WinsW
365
LossesL
310
Winning %Winning %
.541
Games StartedGS
688
ERAERA
2.85
Complete GamesCG
646
ShutoutsSHO
57
WHIPWHIP
1.191
SavesSV
2
Earned RunsER
1903
WalksBB
745
StrikeoutsSO
1807