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  • Is he hiding a gun?

    It's said that at times he hid a gun in his uniform. He last pitched in his fifties.
    As for his time in the majors, he smashed a future Hall of Famer in the mouth during a game.
    He attacked a player 9 inches taller than he was with a bat.
    If he wasn't the shortest, then certainly one of the shortest major leaguers to win 20 in a season. The two seasons prior to his banner year, he lost a combined 42 games.
    Name him.

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    Dolf Luque, 27 wins with Cincinnati in 1923.

    FYI, the shortest 20 game-winner ever was Lee Viau at 5'4". He won 27 in 1888 and 22 in 1889 with Cincinnati of the old American Association. In the MLB era, 5'6" Bobby Shantz did the trick with his 24 W for the Athletics in 1952.
    « But what's puzzlin' you is the nature of my game... »

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    • #3
      Right on..Luque was said to pack a rod in Cuba and that's where he took the mound in his 50's. Thanks for the heads up on Shantz...He slipped my mind..

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        i don't know what they mlb era is - but there are other small men to win 20 - the height listings in the encyclopedias are not to be taken literally - griffith won 20 in 1901 and many years before that

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bkmckenna
          i don't know what they mlb era is - but there are other small men to win 20 - the height listings in the encyclopedias are not to be taken literally - griffith won 20 in 1901 and many years before that
          The MLB era : from 1900 and on ... The height numbers come from the Lahman database which I used to make a query.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by bkmckenna
            i don't know what they mlb era is - but there are other small men to win 20 - the height listings in the encyclopedias are not to be taken literally - griffith won 20 in 1901 and many years before that
            You had me at "I don't know..."

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