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Pitching Mound-Stays... Early 1940s Pitching Mound-Stays... Early 1940s

Major League Baseball History in the years just prior to World War II

In searching thru our vast archives we note some outstanding pitching performances by baseball's mound-stays during the early 1940s. In this time period, big-league pitchers were expected to pitch the entire 9 innings unlike today's era when set-up men, middle relievers and closers rule.

Most of the pitchers below were drafted or joined the U. S. Military at the onset of World War II in 1942... hence their major league careers were short-lived. All American Heroes!

Anyway, here's our list of Mound-Stays:

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Innings Pitched in 1941:

Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians 343... Bucky Walters, Cincinnati Red Stockings 302... Thornton Lee, Chicago White Sox 300.3... Kirby Higbe, Brooklyn Dodgers 298... Whit Wyatt, Dodgers 288.3... Eddie Smith, White Sox 263... Emil 'Dutch' Leonard, Washington Senators 256... Bobo Newsom, Detroit Tigers 250.3 ... Sid Hudson, Senators 249.7... Rip Sewell, Pittsburgh Pirates 249... Lon Warneke, St. Louis Cardinals 246... Jim Tobin, Boston Braves 238... John Rigney, White Sox 237... Max Butcher, Pirates 236... Claude Passeau, Chicago Cubs 231... Al Milnar, Indians 229... Paul Derringer, Red Stockings 228.3, Johnny Vander Meer, Red Stockings 226.3... Elmer Riddle, Red Stockings 216.7... Eldon Auker, St. Louis Browns 216... Bob Muncrief, Browns 214.3... Dick Newsome, Boston Red Sox 213.7... Ernie White, Cardinals 210... Marius Russo, New York Yankees 209.7... Al Smith, Indians 206.7... Hal Schumacher, New York Giants... 206.

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