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167. George Uhle
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 18, 1898 in Cleveland, OH USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 30, 1919
  • Final Game: September 22, 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • TSN All-Star - 1926
  • MVP - 1923
 
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One of the most underrated players in Baseball's history has to be George Uhle, a Pitcher who spent most of his career with the Cleveland Indians and won an even 200 Games.

Debuting for Cleveland in 1919, Uhle was a member of the Indians’ World Series Championship team in 1920, albeit in a minor role.  Following that, Uhle became the Tribe's staff's ace, posting three 20-Win seasons, with two of those years being league-leading.  One of his claims to fame is that he deliberately walked a batter to pitch to Babe Ruth (he struck him out).  In fact, he struck out Ruth 25 times, the second-most of any Pitcher.   

Uhle was also an excellent hitting Pitcher, who had a lifetime Batting Average of .289 and would occasionally be used as a Pinch Hitter.  Uhle would later play for Detroit and both New York teams. 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 1942
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Giants, New York Yankees
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Cleveland Indians, 1920) 
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1) (AL) (1926) 
    Most Wins (6) (2) (AL) (1923 & 1926)
    Most Innings Pitched (2) (1923 & 1926)
    Most Games Started (3) (AL) (1923, 1924 & 1926)
    Most Complete Games (2) (AL) (1923 & 1926)
    Most Shutouts (1) (AL) (1922)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (1926)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (1926)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 1923, 8th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Saves)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    5 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Games Finished)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1956: 0.5%
    1958: 1.5%
    1960: 1.5%
  • Should be Inducted As A: Cleveland Indian

Should George Uhle be in the Hall of Fame?

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