Ewell Blackwell

Ewell Blackwell of Cincinnati
Birthdate 10/23/1922
Death Date 10/29/1996
Debut Year 1942
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Reds, Yankees
Position Pitcher

An All Star every season from 1946-51, Ewell Blackwell pitched a no-hitter on 6/18/47; in his next start his no-hitter was broken up in the 9th.

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Ewell Blackwell was one of the most feared pitchers of his day

Ewell Blackwell was one of the most feared pitchers of his day

Ewell Blackwell broke into the big leagues at age 19 in 1942. In January of ’43, he was drafted into the US Army for World War II. A cook in the armed forces, Blackwell served in General Patton’s Third Army . When Germany surrendered in May, 1945, Blackwell cooked up a celebratory feast. Blackwell was an All Star his first year back in the Majors in ’46.
Ewell Blackwell's first big league manager was Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie

Ewell Blackwell's first big league manager was Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie

When Ewell Blackwell broke in the Reds in 1942, their skipper was Hall of Famer Bill McKecknie. According to SABR, when the Cincinnati manager first saw Blackwell pitch he told GM Warren Giles, “Boss, you’ve got a natural.” Though Blackwell only pitched for McKechnie in 1942 and &

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