Carl Mays

Carl Mays
Birthdate 11/12/1891
Death Date 04/04/1971
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction
Teams Giants, Red Sox, Reds, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Best remembered for throwing the pitch that resulted in baseball’s only on-field fatality, Carl Mays had five 20-win seasons and won 207 games.

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Carl Mays' pitch that killed Ray Chapman might've kept him out of Cooperstown

Carl Mays' pitch that killed Ray Chapman might've kept him out of Cooperstown

Perhaps Carl Mays would be a Hall of Famer if not for one fateful pitch. The submariner was on the hill against the Cleveland Indians on August 16, 1920. Ray Chapman was 0-for-1 with a sacrifice bunt. Mays didn’t take kindly to Chapman’s proximity to the plate and decided to dust him off

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