Pat Luby

  • 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

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