Bob Shawkey

Inducted in 1991

  • 1890: Born in Segal, Pennsylvania
  • 1913 -1915: Played with the Philadelphia Athletics
  • July 7, 1915: The A's continued to dismantle, shipping front line picture Bob Shawkey to the Yankees for $ 18,000.00
  • 1915 - 1927: Played with the New York Yankees
  • 1919: Set all-time American League strikeout mark of 15 (vs. A’s) in a single game.
  • Played in seven world series, won 20 or more games four different times (1916, 1919,1920, 1922)
  • Pitched in 425 games as a New York Yankee.
  • Third on all-time behind Ford and Ruffing in wins for the Yankees.
  • While pitching for the Yankee he was forth in strikeouts and fifth in complete games.
  • Member of baseball’s greatest team "the 1927 New York Yankees" .
  • Led American League in ERA with 2.46 in 1923.
  • April 18,1923: Pitched the first game played in Yankee Stadium; and beat the Red Sox 4-1 and also hit a home run . Babe Ruth hit the first home run , but Shawkey got the second. Announced crowd of 74,217
  • 1930: Managed New York Yankees replacing Miller Higgins.
  • 1931-1944: Managed Jersey City, Newark and Scranton.
  • 1944: Moved to Syracuse, Married Gertrude Weiler, formed the Industrial League.
  • 1946-1951 Managed, coached, scouted for Watertown, Pittsburg, Tallahassee, Detroit and Jamestown
  • 1953-1958: Coached Dartmouth College baseball team.
  • 1962: Manager in Syracuse Chiefs Old Timers Game.
  • 1976: Threw out first ball in the refurbished Yankee Stadium in front of 52,613 fans on Opening Day. The 1923 Yankees are honored, and Bob Shawkey, winner of the 1923 Stadium opener was select with that honor.
  • 1980: Died in Syracuse, buried in Oakwood Cemetery