Edgar Blaney

Edgar Blaney

by Martín Abresch


The pitcher who just wouldn’t quit, Blaney won 209 games before turning 35 years old and 246 games thereafter. He built his career on impeccable control, leading the league in BB/9 nine times. He won 20 or more games 15 times, including 28 in 1926. He was a part of the 1920s New York Knickerbocker teams who won four championships in five years. Pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago Traders on May 30, 1923.

Blaney led the league in wins (1927), innings pitched (1918, 1926), shutouts (1919, 1928), K/BB (1917, 1922), BB/9 (1918-24, 1926-27), and WAR (1918). He won Rookie of the Month once, Player of the Week three times, Pitcher of the Month four times. He was a member of seven Championship teams (Brooklyn 1912 and 1914, New York 1916, 1924, 1926-28). His ranks third all-time in wins (454) and innings pitched (7054). For his career, he posted a 2.89 ERA with 2,412, 453 complete games, 73 shutouts, and one no-hitter.

In 1948, Edgar Blaney was unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame.

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