On This Day

Jack Chesbro

Profession: Baseball Pitcher

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Nicknamed 'Happy Jack,' Chesbro played for several baseball teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), Boston Red Sox (1909). His 1904 season remains an American League record of 41 wins.

Born: June 5, 1874
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: November 6, 1931 (aged 57)

Historical Events

  • 1904-04-14 NY Highlanders' future Baseball HOF pitcher Jack Chesbro's first of 41 wins this season; pitches complete game and beats Boston Americans, 8-2 at Hilltop Park, NYC
  • 1904-08-10 NY Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games in a 5-1 loss to Chicago White Sox at South Side Park, Chicago
  • 1904-10-07 NY Highlanders beat Boston Americans, 3-2 at Hilltop Park, NYC for pitcher Jack Chesbro's MLB record 41st win of the season (41-12)
  • 1905-08-30 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit
  • 1908-10-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro records final victory for the NY Highlanders before waived and claimed by Red Sox; beats Walter Johnson and Washington Senators, 2-1
  • 1909-08-27 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Jack Chesbro's final game for NY Highlanders; 17-6 loss to the Tigers at Bennett Park, Detroit
  • 1946-04-24 11 players named to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Tinker, Evers, Chance, Burkett, McCarthy, Waddell, Plank, Walsh, Jack Chesbro, Griffith, and McGinnity

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