Vic Raschi

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Victor John Angelo Raschi
(The Springfield Rifle)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Vic Raschi, who made his major league debut at age 27, won two-thirds of his decisions with a record of 132-66, including over 80 wins in a four-year span. He was in six World Series.

He debuted in the minors in 1941. He missed the 1943-1945 seasons due to military service during World War II. He started in the majors with the New York Yankees in 1946 and hit his peak in 1949-1951, winning 21 games each season. He went 5-3 in World Series play during his career, with the Yanks winning all six of the Series. He was unexpectedly traded to the St. Louis Cardinals during a contractual dispute with Yankee GM George Weiss.

He received as high as 10% of the vote in Hall of Fame voting.

Yankee pitchers Raschi, Allie Reynolds and Eddie Lopat were all roughly the same age while Whitey Ford was a decade younger.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 4-time AL All-Star (1948-1950 & 1952)
  • AL Winning Percentage Leader (1950)
  • AL Strikeouts Leader (1951)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1948-1952)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 3 (1949-1951)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1948-1952)
  • Won six World Series with the New York Yankees (1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 & 1953)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Sol Gittleman: Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.

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