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116. Jack Quinn
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 1, 1883 in Stefurov, Slovakia
  • Weight: 196 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 15, 1909
  • Final Game: July 07, 1933
  • MVP - 1931
 
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Jack Quinn was Jamie Moyer before Jamie Moyer.

Debuting in 1909 for the New York Highlanders (Yankees), Moyer would play for seven other teams before retiring in 1933 at the age of 50.  

Yes, 50.

While Quinn could not be classified as an ace, he was s spitballer who used his guile and experience to maintain relevance for years.  Quinn only had one 20 Win season (1914 with Baltimore in the Federal League), but he had five 15 Win years.  Quinn only started 443 of his 756 Games, which was unique for that era.  This made Quinn one of the earlier relief pitchers, and in 1931 and 1932, as a Brooklyn Robin, he led the National League in both Games Finished and Saves.  This was after he helped the Philadelphia Athletics win the World Series in 1929 and 1930.

Quinn retired with a record of 247-218, and at the time of his retirement, he was the oldest player to start in a World Series, pitch on Opening Day, lead the league in Saves, record a Win, and hit a Home Run.  He still holds the first three of those five records.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Stefurov, Slovakia
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Baltimore Terrapins, Boston Braves, Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (2) (Philadelphia Athletics 1929 & 1930) 
    Lowest BB/9 (2) (AL) (1920 & 1927)
    Most Saves (2) (NL) (1931 & 1932)
    Highest SO/BB (1) (AL) (1920)
    Most Games Finished (3) (AL) (1911) (NL) (1931 & 1932)

  • Other Points of Note:

    6 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (H/9)
    13 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    1 Top Ten Finish (SO/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Saves)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Complete Games)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    8 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Games Finished)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    45. Innings Pitched: 3,920.3
    50. Wins: 247
    68. bWAR for Pitchers: 59.7
    72. Games Pitched: 756
    89. BB/9: 1.974
    90. Complete Games: 243

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1948: 1.7% 
    1956: 0.5%
    1958: 3.4%
    1960: 0.7%

  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

Should Jack Quinn be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 83.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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