Harvey Haddix – 20-Game Winner in First Full Season

Haddix enjoyed his best season in 1953 pitching for St. Louis. He compiled a 20-9 record with 163 strikeouts, a 3.06 ERA, 19 complete games and six shutouts. After five-plus seasons with the Cardinals, he was traded to the Phillies.

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  • 5 seasons 1952-1956
  • 53-40 record
  • 3.65 ERA
  • 127 Games
  • 108 Games Started
  • 12 Shutouts
  • 544 Strikeouts
  • 228 Base on Balls


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Harvey Haddix had become the first pitcher in major league history to take a perfect game beyond nine innings and he did so for twelve stunning innings.

“My main aim was to win. I was more tired than nervous. All I know is that we lost. What’s so historic about that? Didn’t anyone else ever lose a thirteen inning shutout?” – Harvey Haddix