Claude Passeau Pitcher Born: April 9, 1909
Died: August 30, 2003(aged 94)
Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut September 29, 1935 for the Pittsburgh Pirates Last MLB appearance September 17, 1947 for the Chicago Cubs Career statistics Win–loss record 162–150 Earned run average 3.32 Strikeouts 1,104 Teams Career highlights and awards
Claude William Passeau (April 9, 1909 - August 30, 2003) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1935 through 1947, Passeau played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1935), Philadelphia Phillies (1936–39) and Chicago Cubs (1939–47). He batted and threw right-handed. In a 13-year career, Passeau posted a 162-150 record with 1104 strikeouts and a 3.32 ERA in 2179.2 innings.
Passeau started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, then suffered through several years with the Philadelphia Phillies at their notorious "bandbox" ballpark, Baker Bowl, before being traded to the Chicago Cubs, where he enjoyed several winning seasons.
Passeau surrendered the game-winning home run to Ted Williams in the 1941 All-Star Game.
Passeau's greatest individual performance came in Game 3 of the 1945 World Series, in which he pitched a one-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. Slugger Rudy York got the Tigers' only hit, in the second inning, and the Cubs took a 2-games-to-1 edge. Due to wartime travel restrictions that were still in place, despite the war having ended, the first three games were in Detroit and the last four in Chicago. Back in Wrigley Field, the Cubs lost 3 of 4, and have not been back to the Series since, as of the 2010 season.
That one-hit game was only the second low-hit game in the history of the Series, the first having been pitched by the Cubs' own Ed Reulbach in 1906. There have only been four low-hit Series games since, including Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, and Roy Halladay's one walk no hitter in the 2010 NLDS, which are the only two no-hitters in MLB postseason history
Passeau died in Lucedale, Mississippi, aged 94.
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
- List of Major League Baseball strikeout champions
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- The Deadball Era
- Claude Passeau at Find a Grave
National League Strikeout Champion
(with Bucky Walters)
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
List of Major League Baseball All-Star Game winners — Eighty two Major League Baseball All Star Games have been played since the first one in 1933, with the National League winning 42, and the American League winning 38, with two ties. The National League has the longest winning streak of 11… … Wikipedia
1945 World Series — Infobox World Series Expanded year = 1945 champion = Detroit Tigers (4) champion manager = Steve O Neill champion games = 88 65, .575, GA: 1½ runnerup = Chicago Cubs (3) runnerup manager = Charlie Grimm runnerup games = 98 56, .636, GA: 3 date =… … Wikipedia
Chicago Cubs all-time roster — The Chicago Cubs baseball club is an original member of the National League (1876 to date), established in 1874 or 1870. Here is a list of players who appeared in at least one regular season game beginning 1874. (Their 1870–1871 players are in… … Wikipedia
Des Moines Demons — The Des Moines Demons are a former professional baseball team. Contents 1 1925 2 1926 3 1927 4 1928 5 1929 … Wikipedia
Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster — The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one competitive game for the Philadelphia Phillies National League franchise (by|1890 present), also known previously as the Philadelphia Quakers (by|1883… … Wikipedia
Chicago Cubs — 2012 Chicago Cubs season Established 1870 … Wikipedia
Millsaps College — Motto Ad Excellentiam Established 1890 Type liberal arts college Endowment USD … Wikipedia
Lucedale, Mississippi — Infobox Settlement official name = Lucedale, Mississippi settlement type = City nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Lucedale, Mississippi mapsize1 = map… … Wikipedia
Waynesboro, Mississippi — Infobox Settlement official name = Waynesboro, Mississippi settlement type = City nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Waynesboro, Mississippi mapsize1 =… … Wikipedia
Clark Griffith — Pitcher/manager/owner Born: November 20, 1869(1869 11 20) Clear Creek, Missou … Wikipedia