Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All Time
Aug 20, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers hat and glove in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
9. Hooks Dauss
You know you’re a good pitcher when your teammates nickname you after your unhittable pitch. George “Hooks” Dauss had a curve ball that stymied even the best batters of the day between 1912 and 1926. During those 15 years pitching in Detroit, he racked up 223 wins, a number that no Detroit pitcher has topped.
One of the most surprising things about Dauss was his size. He weighed in at 168 pounds and stood all of 5’10, which is certainly small by today’s standards. Despite his size, he was a workhorse for the team logging more than 200 innings each year for 11 years in a row. He also filled in as a reliever, closing 120 games. In three of his years, he pitched over 300 innings.
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