Haines, Jesse

Jesse Joseph Haines
Born: July 22, 1893, Clayton, Ohio
Died: August 5, 1978, Dayton, Ohio
Played For: 
Cincinnati Reds (1918), St. Louis Cardinals (1920-1937)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1970

Jesse Haines was a durable right-hander and tough competitor who won 210 games during his 18 years with the Cardinals. By adding a knuckleball to his pitching repertoire, he became an ace, achieving 20 victories on three occasions and helping the Cardinals win five pennants from 1926-34. He authored a no-hitter against Boston in 1924, and two years later he defeated the Yankees twice in the World Series, tossing a shutout and the series-clincher.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Jesse Haines' no-hitter of July 17, 1924, was the first hurled by a St. Louis pitcher in the National League since 1876?
When I saw how hard a nice old man like Pop could take it after losing a game, I realized why he'd been a consistent winner and the Cardinals, too. I never forgot how much Haines expected of himself and of others.
Terry Moore