Ferdie Schupp

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Ferdinand Maurice Schupp

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Ferdie Schupp pitched ten seasons in the major leagues, mostly in the National League. His best seasons were 1916, when he went 9-3 with an ERA of 0.90 for the New York Giants, and 1917, when he went 21-7 with an ERA of 1.95, also for the Giants. His obituary in the New York Times remembered him for setting a record "that still stands" for the best single-season ERA.

Much of his career was spent under manager John McGraw with the Giants, on teams which usually finished first or second in the league when Schupp was with them. He appeared in the 1917 World Series, starting Game 2 against the Chicago White Sox but getting pulled quickly, and pitching a complete-game 5-0 victory in Game 4 four days later. He was matched up against Red Faber both times.

From 1919 to 1921, he was a teammate of Rogers Hornsby on the St. Louis Cardinals, managed by Branch Rickey. Schupp went 16-13 in 1920.

Some of the most-similar players identified by the similarity scores method are unexpected: Herb Score, Dave Dravecky, Charlie Lea and Tom Phoebus.

He moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1932, dying there many years later.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Winning Percentage Leader (1917)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1917 & 1920)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1917)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1917 & 1920)

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