Howard Ehmke
Starting Pitcher, Philadelphia A's
1929 World Series, Game 1

After winning only seven games all season, the 35-year-old Ehmke went off to scout the Cubs for a couple of weeks. Yet he was named the A's surprise Game 1 starter and set what was then a World Series record with 13 strikeouts in a 3-1 victory. After that, Ehmke never won another major league game.

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