Ownie Carroll

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Owen Thomas Carroll

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Known for throwing a collection of curveballs, Ownie Carroll is regarded as one of the greatest college pitchers of all time. At Holy Cross, he was 50-2 in four years. He signed with the Detroit Tigers after graduation and went right to the majors, going 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA in 10 games in 1925. He was in the minors with the Toronto Maple Leafs the next year and went 21-7 with a 3.56 ERA. He returned to the majors in 1927 (10-6, 3.98) and enjoyed his best season in 1928 (16-12, 3.27 in 231 innings), but soon developed arm problems that plagued him for the rest of his career. In 1932, he led the senior circuit in losses, going 10-19 with a 4.50 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, and finished his career with two seasons in Brooklyn.

Carroll owns the fun record of being dealt for the most Hall of Famers in his career. In 1930, he was obtained by the New York Yankees as part of a return for Waite Hoyt (as well as shortstop Mark Koenig). After his tough luck 1932 season, he and Estel Crabtree were sent to the St. Louis Cardinals for "Sunny" Jim Bottomley. Just two months later, the Dodgers obtained Ownie for Dazzy Vance.

Following his playing days, he was the coach at Seton Hall from 1948 to 1972. Their playing field is named Owen T. Carroll Field in his honor.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1928)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1928, 1929, 1932 & 1933)

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