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Date Of BirthJune 22, 1903
DiedNovember 21, 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
FactIn 1933 led National League pitchers in innings pitched (308-2/3).

Carl Hubbell was born in Carthage, Missouri, on October 19, 1903. His parents, John and Alice Hubbell, were of German and English descent, respectively. Carl had two older sisters, Frieda and Emma. He was a star athlete in high school, playing baseball, football, and basketball. After graduation, he attended the University of Nebraska on a baseball scholarship. He played minor league baseball for a few years before being called up to the majors by the New York Giants in 1928.

Hubbell quickly established himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball. He won the National League MVP award in 1933 and 1936. He was also a two-time World Series champion, winning in 1933 and 1936. He retired from baseball in 1943 with a career record of 253-154.

After his playing career, Hubbell served as a coach and scout for the Giants. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.

Hubbell passed away on November 21, 1988, at the age of 85.

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Full NameCarl Hubbell
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1903
DiedNovember 21, 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Place Of BirthCarthage, Missouri, United States
ProfessionBaseball player


AwardsNational League Most Valuable Player Award, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year

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1Holds major league record for consecutive wins, 24 (17 July 1936-27 May 1937).
2Pitcher for the National League's New York Giants, 1928-1943.
3Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 440-442. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
4Led National League pitchers in wins in 1933 (23), 1936 (26), and 1937 (22).
5Made major league debut on 26 July 1928.
6Led National League pitchers in winning percentage in 1936 (.813), and 1937 (.733).
7In 1933 led National league pitchers in shutouts (10).
8Led National League pitchers in earned run average in 1933 (1.66), 1934 (2.30), and 1936 (2.31).
9In 1933 led National League pitchers in innings pitched (308-2/3).
10In 1934 led National Leqague pitchers in complete games (25).
11All-Star nine times.
12After his playing career, he served as the farm director for the New York Giants for over thirty years.
13National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award winner, 1933 and 1936.
14Famous for striking out (in succession) Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin during the 1934 All-Star Game.
15Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.



1979 MLB All-Star Game1979TV SpecialHimself - NL Honorary Captain
Big Leaguer1953Himself
Sports Quiz1944ShortHimself
Pennant Chasers1940ShortHimself - Baseball Player

Archive Footage

Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Horsehide Heroes1951Documentary shortHimself

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