Rube Waddell

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Rube Waddell, LHP


Career: 1897-1910, Pirates, A's, Browns
Fun fact: Held K's record by LHP (349)

The top power pitcher of his day, Waddell won six strikeout titles with plus stuff: plus heat, big-bending curve and a screwball. He was a bit of a screwball too, frustrating teams, chasing passing fire engines, drinking heavily and losing focus easily.

Waddell was eccentric on the field, having his outfielders sit down before striking out the side.

Previous rank: 120


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