Eppa Rixey

Eppa Rixey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eppa Rixey (May 3, 1891 - February 28, 1963), nicknamed "Jephtha," was an American left-handed pitcher who played 21 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball from 1912 to 1933. Rixey was best-known as the National League's leader in career victories for a left-hander with 266 wins until Warren Spahn surpassed his total in 1959.Rixey attended the University of Virginia where he was a star pitcher. He was discovered by umpire Cy Rigler who convinced him to sign directly with the Phillies, bypassing minor league baseball entirely. His time with the Phillies was marked by inconsistency. He won 22 games in 1916, but also led the league in losses twice. In 1915, the Phillies played in the World Series, and Rixey lost in only appearance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135973088
  • 9786135973082