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.

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
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)
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