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29. Claude Passeau

29. Claude Passeau
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 9, 1909 in Waynesboro, MS USA
  • Weight: 198 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 29, 1935
  • Final Game: September 17, 1947
  • MVP - 1940
  • MVP - 1942
  • MVP - 1945
 
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Arriving in Chicago early in the 1939 season via a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies, Claude Passeau would have his best years (and his final ones) in the Majors as a Cub.  Passeau would have a 20 Win Season in 1940 and would go on to have five All-Star appearances.  His best game was a one-hitter in the 1945 World Series against the Detroit Tigers.  Overall, Passeau would win 124 Games for Chicago.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Phillies for Ray Harrell, Kirby HIgbe, and Joe Marty 5/29/39.
  • Departed: Released 9/22/47.
  • Games Played: 292
  • Notable Statistics: 124 Wins
    94 Losses
    2.96 ERA
    234 Games Started
    143 Complete Games
    22 Shutouts
    44 Games Finished
    15 Saves
    1,914.2 Innings Pitched
    754 Strikeouts
    3.08 FIP
    1.250 WHIP
    1.59 SO/BB
    34.4 bWAR

    3 Playoff Games
    1 Win
    0 Losses
    2.70 ERA
    16.2 Innings Pitched
    3 Strikeouts
    0.90 WHIP
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1941, 1942, 1943, 1945 & 1946)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1940)
    Most Strikeouts (1939*)
    Most Shutouts (1945)
    Lowest HR/9 (1940 & 1945)
    Lowest FIP (1940)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1939*, 1942, 1943, 1944 & 1945)

    *Passeau was traded from Philadelphia to Chicago midway through the season.