was the "Pitcher of the Century." I won
more games, 417, in this century than any other major league
pitcher. During my career, which spanned from 1907-1927,
I won over 30 games two years in-a-row and won 20
or more 12 times, including every season from 1910-1919.
I pitched for the usually last place Washington Senators
my whole career and won in spite of my teammates poor play.
I hold the major league record of 110 career shutouts and
also lost a record 65 shutouts, 26 of them by the score
of 1-0. My all-time strikeout record has been broken,
but let me tell you - my fastball was so fast - that batters
often said, "You can't hit what you can't see."
I led the AL in strikeouts 12 times. As an indication of
my stuff - I was 33-12 in 1912, pitched in 369 innings,
fanning 303 would be hitters. I started 37 games and completed
34, and check this out - my ERA was 1.39. The next
season was my best - with a 36-7 record and a mere 1.14
ERA. I could go on-and-on but here's my lifetime record:
417-279 with a 2.17 career ERA.