Five sent off today. Ernie Broglio, Barry Latman, Willie Kirkland, Solly Drake and Joe Shipley. Latman is an interesting guy as he is one of the most successful Jewish American pitchers of all time. In fact, he is sixth in career strikeouts (829) and eighth in both games pitched (344) and wins (59). I’ll give you one guess who ranks first in those categories…

You guessed Koufax didn’t you? Well, I hate to say it, but you’re wrong … sort of. Ken Holtzman actually holds the record for most wins by a Jewish pitcher with 174. Koufax however is the all-time leader in strikeouts with 2,396. I am guessing you may never have guessed the career leader in games. It’s Scott Schoeneweis who pitched in 562 games for seven teams from 1999-2010. If you’re bored, or have already finished reading all the posts on this site, you can find lots more information like this here.

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

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