30. Claude Passeau
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 9, 1909 in Waynesboro, MS USA
  • Weight: 198 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 29, 1935
  • Final Game: September 17, 1947
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO
162 150 4.13 444 331 21 2,719.7 1104
 
Arriving in Chicago early in the 1939 season via a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies, Claude Passeau would have his best years (and his final ones) in the Majors as a Cub.  Passeau would have a 20 Win Season in 1940 and would go on to have five All-Star appearances.  His best game was a one-hitter in the 1945 World Series against the Detroit Tigers.  Overall, Passeau would win 124 Games for Chicago.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Phillies for Ray Harrell, Kirby HIgbe, and Joe Marty 5/29/39.
  • Departed: Released 922/47.
  • Games Played: 292
  • Notable Statistics: 124-94 Record, 234 Games Started, 2.96 ERA, 143 Complete Games, 1,914.2 Innings Pitched, 44 Games Finished, 15 Saves, 754 Strikeouts, 3.08 FIP, 1.250 WHIP, 34.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1941, 1942, 1943, 1945 & 1946)

    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1940)

    Most Strikeouts (1939*)

    Most Shutouts (1945)

    Lowest HR/9 (1940 & 1945)

    Lowest FIP (1940)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1939*, 1942, 1943, 1944 & 1945)


    *Passeau was traded from Philadelphia to Chicago midway through the season.
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