Vic Willis

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Beaneaters
  • League: National League
  • Hall: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Victor Gazaway Willis (1876-1947) pitched for the Beaneaters, Pirates and Cards over a 13-year career. The “Delaware Peach” was renowned for finishing his starts (388 of 471.) Willis won 22 of the Pirates’ 110 victories in 1909, leading his team to the World Series against Ty Cobb’s Tigers.

  • Still holds the NL (modern) record for complete games: 45 in 1902
  • Hurled his only no-hitter in 1899 (the last of the 19th Century)
  • Elected to Hall of Fame: 1995

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