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Question 21 - Who Was I?

Who Was I?I was the "Pitcher of the Century."  I won more games, 417, in this century than any other major league pitcher.  During my career, which spanned from 1907-1927, I won over 30 games  two years in-a-row and won 20 or more 12 times, including every season from 1910-1919. I pitched for the usually last place Washington Senators my whole career and won in spite of my teammates poor play. I hold the major league record of 110 career shutouts and also lost a record 65 shutouts, 26 of them by the score of 1-0.  My all-time strikeout record has been broken, but let me tell you - my fastball was so fast - that batters often said, "You can't hit what you can't see." I led the AL in strikeouts 12 times. As an indication of my stuff - I was 33-12 in 1912, pitched in 369 innings, fanning 303 would be hitters. I started 37 games and completed 34, and check this out - my ERA was 1.39.  The next season was my best - with a 36-7 record and a mere 1.14 ERA. I could go on-and-on but here's my lifetime record: 417-279 with a 2.17 career ERA.

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