22. 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 is an underappreciated member of Yankees history, but when you play alongside the likes of Babe Ruth, that is easy to see why.

The hurler holds the distinction of being the first pitcher to throw in Yankee Stadium and is a four time 20 game winner.  He would win the ERA Title in 1920.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Purchased from the Philadelphia Athletics for $3,000 6/28/15.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1927 Season.
  • Games Played: 415
  • Notable Statistics: 168-131 Record
    274 Games Started
    3.12 ERA
    164 Complete Games
    27 Saves
    2,488.2 Innings Pitched
    1,163 Strikeouts
    3.44 FIP
    1.269 WHIP
    43.4 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1923 & 1927)
    Lowest ERA (1920)
    Lowest H9 (1923)
    Highest ERA+ (1920)
    Most Saves (1916 & 1919)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1919)
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