Bill Hutchinson

  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Chicago
  • Team: White Stockings
  • League: National League

William Forrest Hutchinson (1859-1926) played primarily for Chicago over his 9 seasons and still ranks high in Cub franchise history in several pitching categories. He is tops in complete games with 317 and 2nd in innings pitched. He was the 1890 NL saves champion and league champ in wins three times.

  • Played 2 games with KC Unions in ’84, then labored in minors until signing with Chicago in ‘89
  • Regarded by many as the “biggest casualty” of the new mound distance in 1893
  • A Yale grad in 1880, Hutchinson was one of the first in MLB to earn a BA

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