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205. Bob Shawkey
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 4, 1890 in Sigel, PA USA
  • Weight: 168 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 16, 1913
  • Final Game: September 29, 1927
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Bob Shawkey was a star on the rise with Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics, but the cash-strapped team traded him to the New York Yankees during the 1915 season.

Shawkey had four 20 Win years for the Yanks, used both as a starter and reliever.  In 1916, he led the American League in Games Finished (24), and Saves, while posting a 2.21 ERA.  Shawkey would later win the ERA Title in 1920 and was a vital member of the Yankees 1923 World Series Championship Team.  Late in his career, he was part of another title win (1927), his last year as a player.  

He would retire with a record of 195-150.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Sigel, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (2) (New York Yankees, 1923 & 1927) 
    Lowest ERA (1920)
    Lowest H/9 (1) (AL) (1923)
    Most Saves (2) (AL) (1916 & 1919)
    Most Games Finished (1) (AL) (1916)
    Highest ERA+ (1) (AL) (1920)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (1922)

  • Other Points of Note:

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

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    12. Championship Win Probability Added: 66.1
    87. Shutouts: 33

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A.
  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

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