View Full Version : Urban James Shocker
11-28-2006, 01:11 PM
He pitched in the major leagues from 1916 to 1928.
11-28-2006, 02:31 PM
2 years with 40+ RSAA in 3 year span
11-28-2006, 05:53 PM
Only lasted 13 seasons with the majority for hapless Browns. Did get to pitch for a few years with Ruth Yankees of the mid-1920's. Had a very nice ERA+ of 124. Sadly died at age 37 in 1928.
11-29-2006, 10:29 AM
I've always thought of Shocker as a dark horse HOF candidate. Why Hoyt and Pennock are in and he's not eludes me -- they were all on the '27 Yankees, no? I guess it's not breaking 200 wins, but he's plainly better season-by-season than those other guys.
11-30-2006, 09:33 PM
I wonder why someone voted no
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