Eppa Rixey

Eppa Rixey
Birthdate 5/3/1891
Death Date 2/28/1963
Debut Year 1912
Year of Induction 1963
Teams Phillies, Reds
Position Pitcher

When Eppa Rixey retired in 1933 he was the NL’s winningest left-handed pitcher. The mark stood until Warren Spahn eclipsed it in 1959.

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One of the most educated men of his day Rixey earned maters degrees in Chemistry & Latin

One of the most educated men of his day Rixey earned maters degrees in Chemistry & Latin

Before embarking on a Hall of Fame pitching career, Eppa Rixey attained an educational level reached by few men of his day. Born in 1891, the 6’5″ Rixey earned a chemistry degree from the University of Virginia where he played both basketball and baseball. During the major leagues’
Eppa Rixey held the NL record for wins by a southpaw for more than a quarter-century

Eppa Rixey held the NL record for wins by a southpaw for more than a quarter-century

Eppa Rixey found stardom in 1917, his fifth year in the bigs. That season he went 22-10 with a 1.85 ERA. Soon afterward Rixey joined the war effort, serving in the Chemical Warfare Division in Europe. His time in World War I wiped away his 1918 baseball season. Rixey was rusty in his return. In 1919

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