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174. Schoolboy Rowe
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 11, 1910 in Waco, TX USA
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 15, 1933
  • Final Game: September 13, 1949
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1934
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1934
  • TSN All-Star - 1934
  • MVP - 1934
  • MVP - 1940
  • MVP - 1943
  • MVP - 1946
 
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Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe was a Texas boy through and through, and when he joined the Detroit Tigers in 1933, the Michigan fans loved the superstitious Pitcher.

Rowe had his best year early as in his second season, he posted a 24-8 record and led the American League in SO/BB (1.84).  Rowe was fourth in MVP voting, and he helped the Tigers win the American League Pennant, though they lost to the Cardinals.  The year after, Rowe was an All-Star, won the SO/BB Title again, and more importantly, he helped Detroit win the World Series.

The remainder of Rowe’s career were ups and downs, and he was hurt for most of 1937 and 1938 and rebounded with a 16-3 record in 1940.  His '42 year was split between Detroit and Brooklyn, and he joined the Phillies in 1943, where he won 14 Games before going into the military for World War II.

He came back and was an All-Star again in 1947, before retiring in 1949 with a 158-101 record.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Waco, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 1955
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Detroit Tigers 1935)  
    All-Star (3) (1935, 1936 & 1947)
    Lowest BB/9 (1) (NL) (1943)
    Most Shutouts (1) (AL) (1935)
    Highest SO/BB (2) (AL) (1934 & 1935)
    Highest Championship Win Probability (1) (AL) (1934)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 1934, 4th) & (AL: 1940, 7th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    1 Top Ten Finish (ERA)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)                 
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    6 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 42. Championship Win Probability Added: 41.4
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1958: 4.5%
    1960: 1.1%
    1968: 2.1%
    1969: 5.0%

Should Schoolboy Rowe be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 33.3%

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