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[edit] Biographical Information

Spud Chandler is the all time leader in winning percentage (.717) among pitchers with 100 or more wins.

Chandler entered the Army in April 1944 and was discharged in September 1945.

After his playing career ended, Spud Chandler was a Kansas City Athletics coach in 1957 and 1958. He was also a longtime scout for the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 4-time AL All-Star (1942, 1943, 1946 & 1947)
  • AL MVP (1943)
  • AL ERA Leader (1943)
  • AL Wins Leader (1943)
  • AL Winning Percentage Leader (1943)
  • AL Complete Games Leader (1943)
  • AL Shutouts Leader (1943)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1942, 1943 & 1946)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1943 & 1946)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1942, 1943 & 1946)
  • Won six World Series with the New York Yankees (1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943 & 1947; he did not play in the 1937, 1938 and 1939 World Series)


AL MVP
1942 1943 1944
Joe Gordon Spud Chandler Hal Newhouser

[edit] Records Held

  • Winning percentage, career (minimum 100 wins), .717
  • Winning percentage, right-hander, career (minimum 100 wins), .717

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