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22. Bob Shawkey

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 and had a 3.12 ERA overall with the Yankees as well as a record of 168-131 with 1,163 Strikeouts.

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 Wins
    131 Losses
    3.12 ERA
    274 Games Started
    164 Complete Games
    26 Shutouts
    105 Games Finished
    27 Saves
    2,488.2 Innings Pitched
    1,163 Strikeouts
    3.44 FIP
    1.269 WHIP
    1.36 SO/BB
    43.4 bWAR

    7 Playoff Games
    1 Win
    3 Losses
    4.66 ERA
    36.2 Innings Pitched
    18 Strikeouts
    1.50 WHIP
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1923 & 1927)
    Lowest ERA (1920)
    Lowest H9 (1923)
    Highest ERA+ (1920)
    Most Saves (1916 & 1919)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1916)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1922)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1919)
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