Stobbs spent 15 years pitching in the big leagues, going 107-130 for five different teams. He came up with the Boston Red Sox as a 17-year old in 1947 but pitched in only 10 games over the next two years. By 1949 he was an 11-game winner for Boston, beginning a string of three-straight years where he won at least 10 games. Stobbs’ best year came in 1956 when he was pitching for the Washington Senators. He went 15-15 that year with a 3.60 ERA in a career-high 240 innings pitched. The next season he led the American League in losses with 20. He won 12 games for Washington in 1960, but his career concluded the following season. Stobbs is notable for being the pitcher who surrendered Mickey Mantle’s 565-foot home run that left Griffith Stadium in 1953.
Stobbs favorite teammate was catcher Ed Fitz Gerald. We featured him here.
Stobbs died in Sarasota, Florida on July 11, 2008.
Chuck Stobbs – career stats