Charles G. Radbourn, 1854-1897, born in Rochester, New York, “Old Hoss” played baseball for Providence, Boston, and Cincinnati in the National League from 1881 through 1891. He is regarded as the greatest pitcher of the 19th century with 308 wins and 191 losses in 12 years of competition. In 1884, he pitched the Providence Grays to the first World Series title winning 60 games, an all time major league record, with only 12 losses. In 1939 he was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame.
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