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John Albert Pfiester
(Jack The Giant Killer)

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Jack Pfiester was an excellent pitcher who was a key part of the Chicago Cubs rotation during their greatest years, in the dead-ball era. He won the 1907 National League ERA championship and was 2nd in 1906.

Although a tremendous pitcher, he had to share the spotlight with Mordecai Brown, Ed Reulbach, Carl Lundgren and others.

His lifetime 2.02 major league ERA ranks him # 3 on the all-time list.

The New York Times of March 18, 1911 stated that Pfiester had been told by a "southern physician" that he "had a weak heart, and was out of baseball forever". Pfiester then went to a Chicago doctor, according to the story, who told him he just had indigestion.

Pfiester's major league career in fact ended a couple months later, but he lived over 40 more years.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL ERA Leader (1907)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1906 & 1909)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1906)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1906 & 1908)
  • Won two World Series with the Chicago Cubs (1907 & 1908)

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