19. George Uhle
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 18, 1898 in Cleveland, OH USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 30, 1919
  • Final Game: September 22, 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1923
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • TSN All-Star - 1926
 
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One of the most underrated players in Baseball's history has to be George Uhle, a Pitcher who spent most of his career with the Cleveland Indians and won an even 200 Games, 147 as an Indian.

Debuting for Cleveland in 1919, Uhle was a member of the Indians’ World Series Championship team in 1920, albeit in a minor role.  Following that, Uhle became the Tribe's staff's ace, posting three 20-Win seasons, with two of those years being league-leading.  One of his claims to fame is that he deliberately walked a batter to pitch to Babe Ruth (he struck him out).  In fact, he struck out Ruth 25 times, the second-most of any Pitcher.   

Uhle was also an excellent hitting Pitcher, who had a lifetime Batting Average of .289 and would occasionally be used as a Pinch Hitter.  Uhle would later play for Detroit and both New York teams.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1919 Season.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Detroit Tigers for Ken Holloway and Jackie Tavener 12/11/28.

  • Games Played: 357
  • Notable Statistics:

    147 Wins
    119 Losses
    267 Games Started
    3.92 ERA
    167 Complete Games
    65 Games Finished
    16 Saves
    2,200.1 Innings Pitched
    763 Strikeouts
    3.70 FIP
    1.432 WHIP
    38.0 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1920)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1926)
    Most Wins (1923 & 1926)
    Most Innings Pitched (1923 & 1926)
    Most Games Started (1922, 1923 & 1926)
    Most Complete Games (1923 & 1926)
    Most Shutouts (1922)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1926)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1923)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1924)

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