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Joe McGinnity Joe McGinnity

Pitcher Right-handed, Baltimore Orioles (NL) 1899; Brooklyn Superbas (NL) 1900; Baltimore Orioles (AL) 1901-02; New York Giants 1902-1908

In 1901, Joe McGinnity became the first pitcher in this century to start both ends of a doubleheader, accomplishing this feat twice in one month while pitching with the Baltimore Orioles.

Iron Man McGinnity won three doubleheaders in one month in 1903 while pitching for the New York Giants. As a fact, he averaged over 40 starts a year for eight straight seasons and won 218 games. He led the National League in wins three times.

Iron Man McGinnity was still pitching in the minor leagues in 1925 at the age of 54. This 'Hall of Famer' went 247-144 and his lifetime ERA was a mere 2.64 while pitching in 3,458 innings.

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