George Wiltse earned the name "Hooks" for the way he could work a curveball, a specialty he showed off as a New York Giant for a decade.
Joining the Giants in 1904, Wiltse helped New York win four Pennants, with him helping to win the World Series in 1905. Wiltse was a back-to-back 20-Game winner in 1908 and 1909, and he never had a year where his ERA was under 2.50 until 2010, his seventh season in the Majors. An above-average Pitcher, Wiltse was also a good hitter, batting .215 with 155 Hits in New York.
Wiltse was released after the 1914 Season and would never play in the Majors again. He had a solid run as a Giant with a record of 136-85 and a 2.48 ERA.
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