Hubbell, Carl

Carl Owen Hubbell
Born: June 22, 1903, Carthage, Missouri
Died: November 21, 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona
Played For: 
New York Giants (1928-1943)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1947

The Giants' mainstay of the 1930s, Carl Hubbell led the club to three pennants in a five-year span, during which he averaged 23 victories a season and was twice named MVP. Baffling hitters with a devastating screwball, The Meal Ticket compiled a streak of 46 1/3 scoreless innings in 1933 and won 16 straight games in 1936 (and a record 24 over two seasons). The nine-time All-Star remains famed for his performance in the 1934 All-Star Game, in which he fanned Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession.

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Did You Know: 
that following Carl Hubbell's career on the diamond, he held the position of farm director for the New York Giants for over 30 years?
He could throw strikes at midnight. I never saw another pitcher who could so fascinate the opposition the way Hubbell did.
Billy Herman