Happy Jack, 56, dies of heart attack
Nov. 6, 1931
Jack Chesbro, who holds the 20th-century record of 41 victories in one season, dies suddenly from a heart attack on his chicken farm in Conway, Mass. He was 56.
Chesbro's best pitch was a spitball, saying it was the "most effective ball that possibly could be used." The 5-foot-9 righthander said he could make the ball drop two or three inches or a foot and a half.
Chesbro, nicknamed Happy Jack, had a 197-128 record in 11 seasons. His best season ...
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