1908 Photo courtesy Chicago Historial Society
Jack Pfiester, Chicago Cubs Pitcher Left handed. He had four seasons of an earned run average of 2.00 or better while pitching for the Cubs during the early-days of the 1900s. In 1906 his 19-6 record, 1.56 ERA helped Chicago win the pennant, in 1907 Jack Pfiester turned in a major league leading 1.15 ERA and went 15-9 for the year. In Game 2 of the 1907 World Series he tossed a complete game 3-1 victory over Detroit.
Jack Pfiester went 12-10 with an even 2.00 ERA in 1908, however he started and lost Game 3 in the Series, again against Detroit, when Ty Cobb lined four hits helping the Tigers win the game 8-3. The Cubs did go on to win the Series 4-games-to-1. The left-hand Jack Pfiester went 17-6, with a 2.43 ERA in 1909. In the 1910 World Series he pitched scoreless ball for 6 2/3 innings in relief in a losing 12-5 cause to the old Philadelphia AÃÔ, who took the Series in 5 games. Baseball History