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193. Jack Powell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 9, 1874 in Bloomington, IL USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 23, 1897
  • Final Game: October 03, 1912

Jack Powell may have posted a losing record over his career (245-255), but regardless of the era, isn’t anyone who won these many games have to be considered good?

Powell debuted for the Cleveland Spiders in 1897, playing with them for two years before joining the St. Louis Cardinals, where he played three years.  Powell finished in the top ten in bWAR for Pitchers in his first three seasons, and he had back-to-back 23 Win years in 1898 and 1899.

Like so many players of his day, he jumped to the American League in 1902 with the St. Louis Browns, winning 22 Games that year, and he had another 23 Win season in 1904, which was his lone full year as a New York Highlander. Powell was traded back to the Browns, where he played until 1912, where he was still serviceable, but on a poor St. Louis team, the Losses mounted up.

In addition to his 245-255 record, Powell cad a career ERA of 2.97 with 1,621 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Cleveland Spiders, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Games Pitched (1) (NL) (1901)
    Most Complete Games (1) (NL) (1899)
    Most Shutouts (1) (NL) (1899)
    World Series Rings (None) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    15. Complete Games: 422
    26. Shutouts: 46
    31. Innings Pitched: 4,389.0
    44. Games Started: 516
    54. Wins: 245
    82. bWAR for Pitchers: 54.8

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A.
  • Should be Inducted As A: St. Louis Brown

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