Pennock, Herb

Herbert Jefferis Pennock
Born: February 10, 1894, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Died: January 30, 1948, New York, New York
Played For: 
Philadelphia A's (1912-1915), Boston Red Sox (1915-1917, 1919-1922, 1934), New York Yankees (1923-1933)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1948

Called the greatest left-hander in the history of baseball by Yankees manager Miller Huggins, Herb Pennock utilized a smooth, effortless delivery to extend his career over 22 Major League seasons, during which he won 241 games. The Knight of Kennett Square made the difficult jump directly from high school, joining the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. Three years later, Connie Mack sold him to the Red Sox. Traded to the Yankees in 1923, Pennock went 5-0 in World Series competition for New York.

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Did You Know: 
that in 1928 Herb Pennock tried unsuccessfully to treat his sore arm with bee-sting therapy, in which a swarm of bees was allowed to sting his pitching arm?
I am going to pitch Pennock in spots this season -- the tough ones.
Joe McCarthy