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Pud Galvin

James Francis "Pud" Galvin was Baseball's first 300-game winner. Pud played in an era where 2-man pitching rotations were common, thus his 5,959 innings pitched and 641 complete games, which are second only to Cy Young. Incredibly, Pud pitched over 70 complete games in both 1883 and 1884! He is the only player in baseball history to win 20 or more games in 10 different years without winning a pennant.

The nickname "Pud" supposedly originated because he made the hitters "look like PUDding", a popular phase in the 1880s (like having "legs of jello" when you see a nasty looking pitch heading your way).

Pud Galvin died at age 47, on March 8, 1902 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania . He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1965.