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Ewell Blackwell

Class of 1960

There was a time when Blackie was as close to unbeatable as a pitcher can get.

- Reds broadcaster Waite Hoyt

Ewell Blackwell was born in Fresno, California, and made his Major League debut on 21 April 1942 wearing No. 44. He switched to No. 47 at the start of the 1946 season in a possible harbinger of what the next season would entail. In 1947, Ewell Blackwell led the National League in wins (22) and strikeouts (193) and was the starting pitcher in the All-Star Game. On 18 June 1947 he no-hit the Boston Braves, and in his next start, an attempt at back-to-back no-no's was broken up in the ninth. Nicknamed "The Whip" for his side-armed snap delivery, Blackwell was named to six consecutive All-Star teams (1946-1951) and compiled 79 wins in eight seasons with the Reds. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1960.

Ewell Blackwell
Nickname:
The Whip
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 6"
Weight:
195
Born:
October 23, 1922, Fresno, California
Death:
October 29, 1996, Hendersonville, North Carolina
High School:
Bonita (Bonita, CA)
College:
University of La Verne
How Acquired:
Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1942
Debut:
April 21, 1942 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Final Game:
April 18, 1955 vs. Cleveland Indians
Inducted
into the Reds Hall of Fame 1960
Reds Career Statistics
Career Statistics for Ewell Blackwell
G IP W L ERA K K/IP BB H WHIP GS CG SHO SV R ER
221 1281.1 79 77 3.32 819 532 1118 1.288 163 69 15 8 547 472
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