Patsy Flaherty
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Pitcher
Born: (1876-06-29)June 29, 1876
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Died: January 23, 1968(1968-01-23) (aged 91)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1899, for the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1911, for the Boston Rustlers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record67-84
Earned run average3.10
Strikeouts271
Teams

Patrick Joseph Flaherty (June 29, 1876 – January 23, 1968), born in Mansfield (now Carnegie), Pennsylvania,[1] was a pitcher for the Louisville Colonels (1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (1900 and 1904–05), Chicago White Sox (1903–1904), Boston Doves (1907–08), Philadelphia Phillies (1910) and Boston Rustlers (1911), who specialized in his spitball.[2]

He led the American League in hits allowed (338) and losses (25) in 1903. He led the National League in earned runs allowed (88) in 1908.

In 9 years Flaherty had a win–loss record of 67–84, 173 games, 150 games started, 125 complete games, 7 shutouts, 18 games finished, 2 saves, 1,302+23 innings pitched, 1,292 hits allowed, 616 runs allowed, 449 earned runs allowed, 25 home runs allowed, 331 walks allowed, 271 strikeouts, 56 hit batsmen, 25 wild pitches, 5,156 batters faced, 2 balks and a 3.10 ERA.

He died in Alexandria, Louisiana, at the age of 91.

References

  1. ^ Bohn, Terry. "Patsy Flaherty". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  2. ^ The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches. Bill James and Rob Neyer. 2004.