Remarkable and record setting, Carl Hubbell was called "King Carl" and "the Meal Ticket" because that was what he was throughout his brilliant career. Hubbell was one of the first pitchers to throw the screwball, a pitch that broke in on the hitters. On May 2, 1929, "King Carl" threw a no-hitter vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1933, Hubbell led the league in wins and ERA, his stats for this year were 23-12, ERA of 1.66, started 33 games and he completed 22 in 308 innings. "The Meal Ticket" also threw 10 shutouts, the 5th highest total in history, and Hubbell also collected 5 saves in relief. Hubbell won over 20 games in five straight years including a 26-6 record in 1936. "King Carl" Hubbell won two Most Valuable Player Awards. In the 1933 world series, Hubbell pitched 20 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run and he won two games for the Giants. From July of 1936 to the End of May 1937, Hubbell won a still unbroken record of 24 games in a row. A member of the Hall of Fame - ranks as one of the all-time great pitchers in baseball history. Carl Hubbell career stats are 253 - 154, started 431 games, completed 260 and pitched 36 shutouts and had 33 saves in relief. His career ERA was an outstanding 2.98, including an opponents average of .251.
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