Jim Shaw (baseball)

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Jim Shaw
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Born: (1893-08-19)August 19, 1893
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: January 27, 1962(1962-01-27) (aged 68)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1913, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1921, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record84-98
Earned run average3.07

James Aloysius Shaw (August 19, 1893 – January 27, 1962), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a pitcher for the Washington Senators (1913–1921).


Shaw led the American League in Saves (4) and Walks Allowed (137) in 1914. He led American League in Walks Allowed in 1917. He led the American League in Games (45), Saves (5), Innings (306 ⅔), Wild Pitches (10) and Batters Faced (1,229) in 1919.

In 9 years, he had a Win–Loss record of 84–98 in 287 Games, started 193 Games and had 96 Complete Games, 17 Shutouts, 68 Games Finished, 17 Saves, 1,600 ½ Innings Pitched, 1,446 Hits Allowed, 674 Runs Allowed, 546 Earned Runs Allowed, 28 Home Runs Allowed, 688 Walks Allowed, 767 Strikeouts, 24 Hit Batsmen, 58 Wild Pitches, 6,584 Batters Faced, 8 Balks and a 3.07 ERA.

He was nicknamed "Grunting" Jim Shaw because of the distinct grunting noise he made every time he threw a pitch off the mound. Shaw lived and raised his family in the Cherrydale neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. He died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 68.

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