Jack Chesbro, New York Yankees pitcher, following through after throwing a baseball against White Sox 1909 Photo SUMMARY
Informal full-length portrait of baseball player Jack Chesbro of the American League's New York Yankees, following through after throwing a baseball, standing in profile in front of bleachers on the field at South Side Park, located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. SDN-055108, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Top spitball pitcher of all-time. Chesbro won 41 games in 1904; the most wins by any pitcher in one year in this century. He lost only 12 games that year and had an ERA of 1.82. Jack Chesbro won over 20 games- 5 different years. Pitched 57 career shutouts and had a career record of 198-132; .600 pct.; started 332 games and completed 260. Lifetime ERA of 2.68. Jack Chesbro only pitched 10 years but his 1904 record puts him in the history books as the greatest year for any pitcher in this century. Spitball Jack Chesbro Baseball Historian presents Famous Baseball Players