|"Pud" Galvin, master pitcher has the most wins of any pitcher who did not play on a pennant winning team. He is the only player in baseball history to win 20 or more games in 10 different years and none of these teams were able to win the pennant. Nicknamed because he made the hitters look like pudding, a popular phase in the 1880's.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1965. In 1883, Galvin won 46 games and he repeated this feat again the next year. During his first six years he won 206 games and pitched two no-hitters. Galvin's first no-hitter was pitched when the pitching mound was 45 feet from home plate. The second came when the mound was moved back to 50 feet. In 1883, this great hurler completed 72 games, the third highest in baseball history. In 1884, he completed 71 games. In 1884 , "Pud" Galvin struckout 369 batters, the 10th highest in history for one year.
His 56 lifetime shutouts are the 12th. most in history and his 361 career wins put Galvin in 7th place on the all-time wins lists. Here's "Pud" career records; 361 wins, 308 loses, ERA of 2.87, strikeouts 1799. Here's the best ever record; Jim "Pud" Galvin started 697 games and he completed 639 of them. "Pud" is second on the all-time list in innings pitched with 5941.
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