Jesse Haines

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Birthdate7/22/1893
Death Date8/5/1978
Debut Year1918
Year of Induction1970
Teams Cardinals, Reds
Position Pitcher

Jesse Haines pitched in four World Series winning two spanning from 1926-1934. He was in the inaugural class for the Cardinals Hall of Fame

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Jesse Haines won 210 games in his 18-year career that included two World Series championships

Jesse Haines won 210 games in his 18-year career that included two World Series championships

Jesse Haines pitched 17 of his 18 big league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. The three-time 20-game winner pitched on four pennant-winning teams and earned two World Series rings. In the collection is this contract between Haines and Draper-Maynard Sporting Goods. Haines is set to receive base
Jesse Haines had six seasons of at least 20 starts without double-digit win totals

Jesse Haines had six seasons of at least 20 starts without double-digit win totals

Jesse Haines had three 20-win seasons and one 20-loss campaign. He won 14 or more games only four times in his 18-year career. The final 160 games in professional baseball gave him only 32 wins covering six seasons. From 1932-1937 Haines started 53 games and finished 58. He went 32-28 with one save
Twenty-two members of the Hall of Fame attended Jesse Haines' induction

Twenty-two members of the Hall of Fame attended Jesse Haines' induction

Jesse Haines gained baseball immortality when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 27, 1970. Cooperstown was hot and humid in the morning ceremony attended by 22 members of the Hall. Former NL president, commissioner, and founder of the Hall of Fame Ford Frick was among the four inductees.
Former teammate Frank Frisch ushered Jesse Haines to Cooperstown along with other suspect picks

Former teammate Frank Frisch ushered Jesse Haines to Cooperstown along with other suspect picks

Jesse Haines’ selection to the Hall of Fame is highly suspect. He won as many as 14 games in a season only four times yet had six seasons of at least 20 starts in which he failed to post double-figure win totals. He struck out as many as 100 batters only once in a season and received MVP consi

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Frankie Frisch’s Vets Committee selections defined and damaged the Hall

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Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, and Cy Young are in everyone’s Hall of Fame. Marginal players like the ones selected on Frankie Frisch’s watch on the Veterans Committee have helped define and damage the Hall of Fame.

His five most glaring selections — George Kelly, Jesse Haines, Dave Bancroft, Ross Youngs, and Chick Hafey have ignited many arguments. Here’s a big reason why: Imagine if your favorite player is Keith Hernandez and you think he should be in Cooperstown. He’s flat out a better first baseman than George Kelly. Hernandez was in fact a better player than any of the five Frisch selections. There are likely hundreds of players better than the Frisch Five.

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