Carl Hubbell - Photo TCMA Baseball Card
Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants was the only peace-time pitcher to ever win two Most Valuable Player Awards, 1933 and 1936. In the 1934 All-Star Game, throwing his legendary screwball with a cartwheel pitching motion, Hubbell struck-out in succession Hall of Famers, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin - setting a baseball record. Nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" because that's what he was to the New York Giants while leading them to the World Series in 1933, 1936 & 1937. Carl Hubbell won over 20 games in five straight seasons. In his MVP season of 1933, he led all American League pitchers with 23 wins, 1.66 ERA, and pitched 10 shutouts in 308 innings. In July, he pitched 18 innings vs. the Cardinals and did not walk a single batter while fanning 12. Pitching against the Washington Senators in the World Series, the Giants' Meal Ticket pitched 20 innings without an earned run and fanned 15 Senators' batters. Carl Hubbell set a major league record, of 24 consecutive wins spanning the 1933-34 seasons. Hall of Famer,.
New York Giants 'Carl Hubbell finished the 1933 season as most valuable player of the National League and as leading pitcher of the League in innings pitched and games won. He allowed an average of 1.65 runs per game and established the National League record of 46 consecutive scoreless innings. He joined the Giants in 1928 and in 1929 pitched a no-hit, no-run game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the only one of the league. 'He was born in Carthage, Mo., June 22, 1903, stands an even 6 feet high and weighs 170 pounds. He pitches left handed but bats either left-handed or right-handed.' Baseballhistorian.com - Archives - the information in this paragraph is from a complete set of 1934 Goudey Gum Co. Baseball Cards