Pete Donohue
Born: (1900-11-05)November 5, 1900
Athens, Texas, U.S.
Died: February 23, 1988(1988-02-23) (aged 87)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1921, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 6, 1932, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record134–118
Earned run average3.87
Career highlights and awards

Peter Joseph Donohue (November 5, 1900 – February 23, 1988) was an American right-handed starting pitcher with a 12-year career from 1921 to 1932. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, both of the National League, and the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox of the American League. His interment was located at Fort Worth's Greenwood Memorial Park along with Tom Baker and Jackie Tavener.

During a start on June 12, 1928, Donohue pitched 6+13 innings and allowed 11 earned runs on 14 hits. However, thanks in part to his own home run, he was credited with the win.[1] As of 2022, his game score of 1 is the lowest for a winning pitcher since the earned run became an official statistic in 1913.[2]

Donohue was a very good hitting pitcher in his major league career, posting a .246 batting average (180-for-732) with 44 runs, 6 home runs, 87 RBI and drawing 21 bases on balls.


See also


  1. ^ "Cincinnati Reds at Boston Braves Box Score, June 2, 1928". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Player Pitching Game Finder". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2022.