This day in baseball: Galvin’s 300th win

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.


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4 Comments on “This day in baseball: Galvin’s 300th win”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    What the hell were they eating back then? The air musta been better too. 6,003 inning!

  2. oarubio says:

    A 50-foot mound to home distance helped those workhorses. 🙂

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