Victor John Angelo Raschi
(The Springfield Rifle)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.
- School College of William and Mary
- High School Springfield Tech High School
- Debut September 23, 1946
- Final Game September 13, 1955
- Born March 28, 1919 in West Springfield, MA USA
- Died October 14, 1988 in Groveland, NY USA
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.
- 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)
- Sol Gittleman: Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.