25. Herb Pennock
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 10, 1894 in Kennett Square, PA USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: May 14, 1912
  • Final Game: August 27, 1934
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1924
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1925
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1926
  • TSN All-Star - 1926
 
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Yet another player that the Yankees fleeced from the Boston Red Sox, Herb Pennock would prove to be an incredibly more productive player in pinstripes than in crimson stockings.

A two-time 20 Game winner with New York, Pennock was one of the best southpaws in the 1920s and would win 162 Games for the Yankees.  Pennock would have a pair of top-five MVP finishes (1924 & 1926) and would help the Bronx Bombers win four World Series Titles and went 5-0 in the Fall Classic.  Pennock was known for his accuracy, twice leading the American League in WHIP and three times in BB9.

Herb Pennock would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Boston Red Sox for Norm McMillan, George Murray, Camp Skinner and $50,000 1/30/23.
  • Departed: Released 1/5/34.
  • Games Played: 346
  • Notable Statistics: 162-90 Record
    268 Games Started
    3.54 ERA
    165 Complete Games
    2,203.1 Innings Pitched
    700 Strikeouts
    3.61 FIP
    1.335 WHIP
    33.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1923, 1927, 1928 & 1932)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1925)
    Lowest WHIP (1925 & 1926)
    Lowest BB/9 (1926, 1930 & 1931)
    Most Innings Pitched (1925)
    Most Shutouts (1928)
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