James Francis “Pud” Galvin of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys became the first pitcher to reach 300 victories on October 5, 1888 when Pittsburgh defeated the Washington Senators, 5-1. Pitching in an era when two-man pitching rotations were the norm, Galvin accumulated 6,003 innings pitched and 646 complete games over his career, numbers second only to those of Cy Young. He reached the 300-victory landmark at the age of 31, and would finish his career with a 365-310 record.
4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Galvin’s 300th win”
What the hell were they eating back then? The air musta been better too. 6,003 inning!
A lot less of the processed crap we stuff into our mouths today, for sure.
A revival of complete games is a few healthy meals away!
A 50-foot mound to home distance helped those workhorses. 🙂