Rube Waddell was a Hall of Fame pitcher in the Dead-ball era. He is credited with winning the pitching Triple Crown in 1905, leading the American League with 27 wins, 287 strikeouts, and a 1.48 ERA. Waddell led the AL in strikeouts from 1902-1907. He was known for being one of the first fire-balling pitchers, armed with a hard fastball and a nasty curve.

Hall of Fame baseball player, manager, and owner Connie Mack stated that ...

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