Bender would have at least 15 Wins in nine of his seasons with Philadelphia, and he would also finish in the top ten in ERA seven times, and in 1909, he would lead the AL in FIP and SO/BB. The Athletics were an excellent team, and he was a huge part of Philadelphia's three World Series wins in the 1910s. Bender would win six Games with a 2.44 ERA for Philly in the World Series over his five trips to the World Series.
Historically speaking, Bender is credited (though disputed) with developing the slider. He would also record a no-hitter in 1910.
He would overall post a record of 193-102 with 1,535 Strikeouts for the Philadelphia Athletics.Bender was chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953, but he sadly passed away in between when he was elected and the induction ceremony. Bender would later be named to the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame in 1991, and the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2021.
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