Thursday, March 3, 2016

1933 Goudey #167: Jack Russell, Washington Senators, P

Jack Russell was headed for good times in 1933 after being traded to the Senators to begin his 8th MLB season.  The Senators transitioned Russell's previous role as a starter, to their primary Closer.  Russell pitched in 50 games in 1933, closing out 31 of them to lead the league with 13 Saves.  He also posted .667 Win Pct. with a 2.69 ERA during the regular season.  Russell made his first World Series appearance, pitching 10.1 innings in 3 games against the Yankees with a 0.87 ERA and 7 K's.  He would make the 2nd ever All-Star team the following year in 1934 as a Senator, and would once again league the league in Saves as well as in Games Pitched.  Russell would remain with the Senators until being traded to the Red Sox during the 1936 season. 

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