‘Parisian” Bob Caruthers was not a flame throwing Pitcher who relied more on outsmarting batters then powering past them. To this day, he holds one of the top career winning percentages in Baseball (.688) and twice led the American Association in victories. Caruthers was an excellent batter who also posted significant offensive numbers for a few seasons. Caruthers would struggle though with arm trouble and could not adjust to the farther pitcher’s mound. As the length of his career was not overly long, the ledger for Bob Caruthers’ Hall of Fame candidacy becomes a little difficult for some to justify.