Pink Hawley

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Team: Pirates
  • League: National League

Emerson Pink Hawley (1872-1938) was a good enough pitcher to be the opening day starter for 3 teams: the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds. In 10 years, Hawley went 167-179 with a 3.96 ERA for 5 clubs. A workhorse, Hawley had 297 complete games, including 44 in 1895 for Pittsburgh and a league-leading 34 in 1900 for the Giants.

  • Called “a king of speedball artists,” the “Duke of Pittsburgh” even had a cigar named for him
  • That fastball sometimes strayed as Hawley ranks 3rd all time in hit batsmen with 210
  • On May 9, 1896 Hawley hit five Washington batsmen

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