Lon Warneke was relatively ineffective during the beginning of his run as a Major League Baseball player. This would change when Cubs Manager Rogers Hornsby noticed that he was staring at his feet rather than at the plate when he threw. That correction turned him into an also-ran to an MVP runner-up.
Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ripper Collins and Roy Parmalee 10/8/36.
Acquired (2): Purchased from the St. Louis Cardinals for $7,500 7/8/42.Departed (2): Retired after the 1945 Season.
All-Star (1933, 1934 & 1936)
Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1932)
Lowest ERA (1932)
Most Wins (1932)
Lowest BB/9 (1942*)
Most Complete Games (1933)
Most Shutouts (1932 & 1936)
Highest ERA+ (1992)
Highest Win Probability Added (1932)
Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1933, 1934 & 1942*)