- Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
- City: Chicago
- Team: Colts
- League: National League
John Perkins Luby (1869-1899) pitched for the Chicago Colts and Louisville Colonels from 1890-95, compiling a 40-41 record. In his rookie season for Cap Anson’s Colts, Luby won 18 straight lifting the club to a 2nd place finish. This flash of brilliance was followed by a steady decline due to alcohol abuse, and a very early death at 30.
- Luby still holds the dubious record of three hit-batters in an inning.
- Playing in a tempestuous era, Luby lost one victory in ’92 by forfeit due to a home fan riot