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Ewell 'the Whip' Blackwell baffled opposing hitters with his blazing fastball and with his long angular body (6'6", 195 lbs) assembled a 16 game winning streak in 1947, including a no-hitter. His unorthodox delivery was described in many colorful ways; Leo Durocher said, "Blackwell looked like a man trying to throw a seven, straight from behind his right ear". Ralph Kiner, once said, "I wouldn't rate him as the fastest, but his delivery was the toughest to fight". While pitching for the Cincinnati Reds in the late 1940's, Ewell was the main man in the National League. In the 1947, All-Star game Ewell 'the Whip' Blackwell was the starting pitcher and threw 4 shutout innings. In fact, he hurled a total of 11 straight shutout innings in All-Star play. Blackwell lifetime stats: 82 W 78 L, an ERA of 3.30 with 15 shutouts.