17. Eppa Rixey
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 3, 1891 in Culpeper, VA USA
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: June 21, 1912
  • Final Game: August 05, 1933
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1922
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
 
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Before it was broken by Warren Spahn, the amiable Eppa Rixey held the record for the most wins by a southpaw with 266, 179 of which were won as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.

Rixey was a three time 20 Game winner including a National League leading 25 wins in the 1922 season.  The year before was actually more impressive where he had a much lower ERA and only allowed only one Home Run over 301 Innings.  He would have two more seasons in Cincinnati where he allowed the fewest Home Runs per Game.

Eppa Rixey would get into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1963.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Phillies for Greasy Neale and Jimmy Ring 11/22/20.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1933 Season.
  • Games Played: 440
  • Notable Statistics: 179-148 Record
    357 Games Started
    3.33 ERA
    180 Complete Games
    2,890.2 Innings Pitched
    660 Strikeouts
    3.59 FIP
    1.286 WHIP
    39.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1925)
    Most Wins (1922)
    Most Innings Pitched (1922)
    Most Games Started (1922 & 1928)
    Most Shutouts (1924)
    Most Assists by a Pitcher (1921)
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