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291. Gus Weyhing

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291. Gus Weyhing
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 29, 1866 in Louisville, KY USA
  • Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 02, 1887
  • Final Game: August 21, 1901

Yes, we have another Pitcher from before 1900, but we can't apologize as there was a glut of excellent hurlers from that era.

With nicknames that don’t seem to match of “Cannonball” and “Rubberman," Weyhing’s first seven years all saw the righthander win at least 23 Games while playing for Philadelphia (AA), Brooklyn (PL), and Philadelphia (NL).  Weyhing was wild (he hit 277 batters in his career), couldn’t hit or field, but he compiled his share of Wins (264) and was in the top ten in ERA five times over his career.  Had there been a Pitcher of the Year during Weyhing’s peak, he would not have likely won one but would have secured his fair share of votes. 

Weyhing’s best run ended in 1894, but he managed to play for another seven seasons with stints in Louisville, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. 

Despite his success, Weyhing was never on a Hall of Fame ballot.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Brooklyn Superbas, Brooklyn Ward's Wonders, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Blues, Philadelphia Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1) (AA) (1891)

  • Other Points of Note:

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

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    12.  Complete Games: 449
    33.  Innings Pitched: 4,337.0
    40.  Wins: 264
    45.  Games Started: 505

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A.
  • Should be Inducted As A: Philadelphia Athletic

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