Radbourn, Charles

Charles Radbourn
Born: December 11, 1854, Rochester, New York
Died: February 5, 1897, Bloomington, Illinois
Played For: 
Providence Grays (1881-1885), Boston Beaneaters (1886-1889), Boston Reds (1890), Cincinnati Reds (1891)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1939

Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn was the author of the winningest season in big league history: 59 victories in 1884. He finished the season with astounding totals of 441 strikeouts and 73 complete games. Though his career spanned just 11 seasons, Radbourn amassed 309 victories, winning 20 or more games nine times and finishing 488 of the 502 games he started.

Click here to see additional information provided by Baseball-Reference

Did You Know: 
that Old Hoss Radbourn pitched three complete-game victories for Providence in the 1884 World Series, recognized today as the first official interleague postseason championship?