- Ewell Blackwell
Infobox MLB retired
deathdate=death date and age|1996|10|29|1922|10|23
Kansas City Athletics
Earned run average
Cincinnati Reds(by|1942, by|1946-by|1952)
New York Yankees(by|1952-by|1953)
Kansas City Athletics(by|1955)
* 6x All-Star selection (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951)
Ewell Blackwell (
October 23, 1922in Fresno, California- October 29, 1996in Hendersonville, North Carolina) was a right-handed starting pitcherin Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "The Whip" for his sidearm, snap-delivery, Blackwell played for the Cincinnati Redsfor most of his career (1942, 1946-1952 [start] ).
He is considered to have been one of the greatest pitchers of his era, and starred in a six-year streak in the All-Star Game from 1946 through 1951. He also played with the
New York Yankees(1952-1953) and finished his career with the Kansas City Athletics (1954).
On June 18, 1947, Blackwell pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves. In his next start, June 22, against the Brooklyn Dodgers, he took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, trying to tie the achievement by his veteran Reds teammate
Johnny Vander Meerfrom 9 years earlier, of throwing consecutive no-hitters. However, the no-hit attempt was broken up Eddie Stanky. The Reds won the game 4-0.
In a 10-season career, Blackwell posted an 82-78 record with 839
strikeouts and a 3.30 ERA in 1321.0 innings pitched. In 1960 he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. During a 2007 Metsbroadcast Blackwell was referred to as the best right-handed pitcher ever by Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner.
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* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/B/Blackwell_Ewell.stm Baseball Library]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/blackew01.shtml Baseball Reference]
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