Pol Perritt

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William Dayton Perritt

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pol Perritt was a star pitcher in the National League during the deadball era. He won in double figures five times.

Perritt had a good year in 1914 with the 1914 St. Louis Cardinals, going 16-13 with a 2.36 ERA at the age of 22 for manager Miller Huggins. After the season he jumped to the Federal League but John McGraw convinced him to join the New York Giants, so he was sold to the Giants where he was to have his greatest success.

In perhaps his best year, 1917, he went 17-7 with an ERA of 1.88, good for third in the league. He appeared in the 1917 World Series, posting a 2.16 ERA and going 2-for-2 as a hitter.

In a game in 1918 Perritt got the win in the second-shortest game ever, a 1-0 contest that took 57 minutes.

In 1918 Hal Chase was accused of trying to get Perritt to throw a game. Perritt later testified against Chase in 1919.

When the Giants went to Cuba to play some games in the fall of 1920, Perritt was one of the players on the roster. Babe Ruth eventually showed up to play with the team. Source: The Pride of Havana.

See also article about Perritt

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1914 & 1916-1918)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1914-1918)

Related Sites[edit]

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