A star left-handed pitcher with the Boston Braves Art Nehf posted a sterling 17-8 record in his third major league season, 1917. After going 15-15 in 1918 and with an 8-9 mark at the end of July the next year he was traded to the New York Giants for 4 players.
The New York Giants under hard-line manager John McGraw were in a battle for the pennant at the end of July 1919 and received standout Art Nehf in a trade. They had won the NL pennant in 1917 but even though Nehf went 9-2 in August and September, the Giants finished in second place. However Art Neft played a major role in the Giants winning four consecutive NL pennants, 1921-24. After going 21-12 for NY in 1920, Nehf posted records of 20-10, 19-13 13-10 and 14-4.
In the 1921 World Series Art Nehf started and completed three games, going 1-2 with a shutout win, and losing two by the score of 3-0. The Giants beat the Yankees 5 games to 3 in an 8-game Series. In 1922 he started Game 1 without gaining a decision, and pitched a complete win in the final Game 5 winning 5-3 to help the Giants sweep.
In 1923 Art Nehf was 1-1 in a World Series in which the Yankees won in 6 games. In 1924 he won Game 1 4-3 over Washington then lost Game 6 2-1. The Senators won the Series in 7 games.
1922 Art Nehf Photo from Chicago Daily News Collection