Cooperstown Chronicles – Tony Mullane

Feb 1, 2008

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Tony Mullane won 284 career games at a .563 clip.  He won 30+ games five straight seasons.  He had six season where he threw 400+ innings.  Two of them he had over 500 innings.  He was consisently among the league leaders in Wins, ERA, and Strikeouts.  He should be in the Hall of Fame.

The Numbers
284 Wins
.563 Winning Percentage
3.05 ERA
504 Starts
4531.3 Innings
468 Complete Games
30 Shutouts
15 Saves
1803 Strikeouts
1.237 WHIP

2720 At Bats
.243 Batting Average
407 Runs
661 Hits
99 Doubles
38 Triples
8 Home Runs
223 RBI
112 Stolen Bases

Top Ten Finishes
Wins – Seven times
ERA – Seven times
Winning Percentage – Four times (Led league in 1883)
Games – Eight times (Led league in 1882)
Saves – Seven times (Led league in ’83, ’88, ’89, ’93 & ’94)
Innings – Eight times
Strikeouts – Six times (Led league in 1882)
Complete Games – Eight times
Shutouts – Six times (Led league in 1884 & 1887)

Had Tony won 16 more games he would be in the Hall of Fame.  Had he not been suspended in 1885 for switching teams too frequently, he would likely have reached the 300 mark.  He clearly was one of the best pitchers of his era.  He was even a decent hitter.  He has more hits than any other pitcher.  He is one of the only pitchers to ever pitch with both hands.  I think the Apollo of the Box should be in the Hall of Fame.

References
Baseball-reference.com

Past Chronicles
Bert Byleven
Andre Dawson
Dale Murphy
Mark McGwire
Bobby Matthews
Tommy John
Buck O’Neill & Minnie Minoso
Jim Rice
Ted Simmons
Lee Smith
Jack Morris
Al Oliver
Steve Garvey
Jim Kaat
Pete Ro$e
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Dave Concepcion
Lou Whitaker
Alan Trammell
Ron Santo
Ron Guidry
Gil Hodges
Dave Parker

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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Pops
    February 2nd, 2008 at 12:31 pm #

    Never heard of him, but it sounds about right.

  2. Anonymous
    December 18th, 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    Check AMERICAN GLADIATOR and AMERIDI for detailed info about Mulllane and his deserved place in the Hall of Fame.

    Available from Booklocker.com.

  3. Philip Von Borries
    December 18th, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    I was “Anonymous” on the Mullane commenta bout AMERICAN GLADIATOR and AMERIDI.

  4. Anonymous
    February 6th, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    For everyone’s information, Mullane is extensively profiled in both AMERICAN GLADIATOR and AMERIDI (Booklocker).

  5. Philip Von Borries
    February 6th, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    Here is some i.d. on my Mullane comments.

  6. Philip Von Borries
    February 6th, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    I.D. on Mullane comments (AMERICAN GLADIATOR & AMERIDI): eclipsebbhr@gmail.com

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