Tuesday, June 01, 2010

T206 Brooklyn Dodgers: Harry McIntire

Harry McIntire had a 9 year Major League career- 5 of which was with the Brooklyn Superbas. Unfortunately, he played for a Dodger team that was terrible, and his record with the club reflects that. He played in Brooklyn from 1905 to 1909 and had a combined record of 46-98 with a 3.11 ERA. Not only that, in 1906 he threw a no-hitter and lost the game. Before the 1910 season he was traded to the Chicago Cubs and went on to help them win the pennant that year by going 13-9 with a 3.07 ERA. Leaving the doldrums of the borough certainly improved his fortunes.

Of special note, McIntire was a bit of a headhunter. He lead the league in hit batsman in 1905, 1908 and 1909 while having very few wild pitches. So, it's probably safe to say that when he hit you he meant to do it. In fact, some might say that he was one of the meanest pitchers ever to step upon the mound. One observer ran some numbers and named him the second meanest pitcher in Baseball history.

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