Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell Goudey
Birthdate 6/22/1903
Death Date 11/21/1988
Debut Year 1928
Year of Induction 1947
Teams Giants
Position Pitcher

Carl Hubbell set the Major League record for consecutive wins when he went 24 straight decisions without a loss during the 1936 & 1937 seasons.

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Carl Hubbell was the first pitcher to earn two MVP Awards

Carl Hubbell was the first pitcher to earn two MVP Awards

Twice voted the Most Valuable Player of the National League, Carl Hubbell became known as the Giants “Meal Ticket”. Hubbell is perhaps best remembered for striking out Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession in the 1934 All Star game. Hu
Only Lefty Grove won more games than Carl Hubbell from 1928-1947

Only Lefty Grove won more games than Carl Hubbell from 1928-1947

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mel Harder wrote this 3×5 card. He outlined the game’s top winners from 1928 through 1947. Harder lists the top four pitchers of the period in terms of victories. Number one on the list Lefty Grove who posted 257 wins. Second and third on the list are former Yank
Carl Hubbell was a frequent target of autograph collectors

Carl Hubbell was a frequent target of autograph collectors

Shown here is a signature of Carl Hubbell from after his playing career. As a member of the Hall of Fame, the New York Giants great was a regular target of autograph collectors. Shown here is a 3×5 card signed by Hubbell. He writes, “If you will send a baseball to me I will be glad to aut
Hubbell pitched in the first All Star game in 1933 then attended the 40th anniversary game

Hubbell pitched in the first All Star game in 1933 then attended the 40th anniversary game

The tradition of a Mid Summer Classic started in 1933. The first All Star Game was played in Chicago to help celebrate the city’s centennial. The Windy City also played host to the ’33 World’s Fair. Carl Hubbell was chosen to be on the National League’s pitching staff. By the
Carl Hubbell remained close to the game throughout his life

Carl Hubbell remained close to the game throughout his life

Carl Hubbell enjoyed a 16-year Hall of Fame career. The game’s first pitcher to earn two Most Valuable Player Awards, Hubbell retired in 1943. Shortly after hanging up his spikes, Hubbell was named the Giants farm director by team owner Horace Stoneham. The former pitcher remained in the posit

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