8. Urban Shocker
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 22, 1890 in Cleveland, OH USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 24, 1916
  • Final Game: May 30, 1928
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1921
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
 
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The greatest pitcher (in our eyes) when the franchise was located in St. Louis, is Urban Shocker, who also owns one of the best names in baseball.

Shocker debuted for the Browns in 1918, when he was traded from the New York Yankees.  He started slow, appearing in 94.2 Innings in 1918, bit was a regular in 1919.  From 1920 to 1923, he would be a 20 Game winner, with a league-leading 27 in 1921.  He exhibited exceptional control, leading the American League in BB/9 and SO/BB in both 1922 and 1923, and in both years, he would receive MVP votes.

The Yankees bookend was completed, when he was traded back to them in December of 1924.  With the Browns, he had a record of 126-80 with 704 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Yankees with Nick Cullop, Joe Gedeon, Fritz Maisel, Les Nunamaker, and $15,000 for Eddie Plank and Del Pratt 1/22/18.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Yankees as part of a three-team trade.  New York sent Bullet Joe Bush and Milt Gaston to St. Louis.  New York sent Mack Hillis to Toledo (American Association).  Toledo sent Joe Giard to St. Louis.  St. Louis sent Bill Bayne, Tony Lyons, and Dutch Schliebner to Toledo 12/17/14.
  • Games Played: 260
  • Notable Statistics: 126-80 Record, 206 Games Started, 3.19 ERA, 143 Complete Games, 47 Games Finished, 20 Saves, 1,749.2 Innings Pitched, 704 Strikeouts, 3.43 FIP, 1.239 WHIP, 40.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1923)

    Most Wins (1921)

    Lowest BB/9 (1922 & 1923)

    Most Saves (1920)

    Most Strikeouts (1922)

    Highest SO/BB (1922 & 1923)

    Lowest FIP (1923)

    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1922)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1924)
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