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210. Charlie Root
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 17, 1899 in Middletown, OH USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 18, 1923
  • Final Game: September 02, 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1927
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1927
  • TSN All-Star - 1927
  • MVP - 1926
  • MVP - 1927
  • MVP - 1931
  • MVP - 1937
  • MVP - 1938
 
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Charlie Root played 27 Games for the St. Louis Brown in 1923, but it was not impressive, as he had a record of 0-4 with a 5.70 ERA.  It was three seasons later before Root made the Majors again, but when he did, he made it count.

That second opportunity came with the Chicago Cubs, where after an 18-17 record, he led the National League in Wins (26), Innings Pitched (309.0), and was fourth in MVP voting in his 1927 season.  Root would never have another year like that again, but he would have six more 15 Win seasons with MVP votes coming his way in three other years.

He never left the Cubs until he retired in 1941 with an overall record of 201-160. 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Middletown, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1947
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Most Wins (1) (NL) (1927)
    Most Innings Pitched (1) (NL) (1927)
    Most Shutouts (1) (NL) (1930)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1927, 4th)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Saves)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts) 
    10 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Finished)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    16. Championship Win Probability Added: 60.4
    57. Win Probability Added: 23.3

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1945: 0.4%
    1948: 2.5%
    1949: 0.7%
    1950: 0.6%
    1958: 2.3%
    1960: 0.7%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Chicago Cub

Should Charle Root be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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