Mickey Welch

cooperstownexpert.com
Birthdate 7/4/1859
Death Date 7/30/1941
Debut Year 1880
Year of Induction 1973
Teams Giants, Trojans
Position Pitcher

Mickey Welch won his 300th game on July 28, 1890 and  joined an exclusive club whose only members at the time were Pud Galvin and Tim Keefe.

In the collection:

Mickey Welch’s MLB debut came in 1880 with Troy; here’s a letter from Trojans owner Gardner Earl to HoFer William Hulbert

Mickey Welch’s MLB debut came in 1880 with Troy; here’s a letter from Trojans owner Gardner Earl to HoFer William Hulbert

Mickey Welch set what is likely baseball’s longest-standing record. On August 28, 1884, Welch struck out the first 9 batters of a ball game. The record held by the 19th century hurler has stood the test of time, passing through the entire 20th century and on into the 21st. Welch is better known fo
Hall of Fame plaque for Smiling Mickey Welch

Hall of Fame plaque for Smiling Mickey Welch

When Mickey Welch struck out the first nine batters he faced on August 28, 1884 he set a record that still stands today. A 300-game winner, Welch won as many as 44 games in a season and finished with a .541 winning percentage. With a debut year of 1880, a death date of 7/30/41, he was inducted into the Hall in1973. At this time his signature is absent from the collection.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954