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What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The "Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...

Hooks Dauss - 24 Wins Paces Tigers in 1915
Right-hander goes 24-13 to lead Detroit to 100 Win Season

George 'Hooks' Dauss, the brilliant 26-year old right-hander with a head-spinning curve ball, vaulted the Detroit Tigers to a second place American League finish in 1915.

Dauss, who picked up his nickname with a big roundhouse curve ball, was second in the league in wins, following only pitching legend Walter Johnson, who had 26 for the Washington Senators.

A willing worker, he led the league in innings pitched in 1915 with 309 2/3rd, and completed 27-of-35 games started and struck out 132 disgusted batters with his tantalizing curve ball.

George 'Hooks' Dauss three times won over 20 victories and holds the Detroit Tigers all-time record for most career wins with 222... finishing with a 222-182 record with a 3.30 ERA in 538 games, 3,390 2/3rd innings. - Detroit Tigers Baseball History


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