Joe McGinnity

  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: Newark
  • Team: Indians (EL)
  • League: Eastern League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Joseph Jerome McGinnity (1871-1929) still holds the NL record for complete games (48) and innings pitched (434) for John McGraw’s Giants. This literal and figurative “iron man” (he worked off seasons in a foundry) won 246 games with an ERA of 2.66. Pitching both ends of doubleheaders was routine for this Irish immigrant. In 1904 he won 10 of the Giants’ first 21 games.

  • Known as an even better fielder, McGinnity transformed his position with his quality of defense
  • Part of one World Series win, two NL pennants, and was a five-time NL wins champion
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1946

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