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Red Lucas

Red Lucas
Pitcher/Pinch hitter
Born: (1902-05-23)May 23, 1902
Columbia, Tennessee
Died: July 9, 1986(1986-07-09) (aged 84)
Nashville, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1923 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1938 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record 157–135
Earned run average 3.72
Strikeouts 602

Charles Fred Lucas (April 28, 1902 – July 9, 1986) was a pitcher for the New York Giants (1923), Boston Braves (1924), Cincinnati Reds (1926–33) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1934–38).

He helped the Giants win the 1923 National League Pennant.

Lucas finished 11th in voting for the 1927 National League MVP for having an 18–11 Win-Loss record, 37 Games, 23 Games Started, 19 Complete Games, 4 Shutouts, 11 Games Finished, 2 Saves, 239 ⅔ Innings Pitched, 231 Hits Allowed, 96 Runs Allowed, 90 Earned Runs Allowed, 6 Home Runs Allowed, 39 Walks, 51 Strikeouts, 974 Batters Faced and a 3.38 ERA.

He finished 6th in voting for the 1929 NL MVP for leading the League in WHIP (1.204), Hits Allowed/9IP (8.90) and Complete Games (28). He also had a 19–12 Win-Loss record, 32 Games, 32 Games Started, 2 Shutouts, 270 Inninghs Pitched, 267 Hits Allowed, 119 Runs Allowed, 108 Earned Runs Allowed, 14 Home Runs Allowed, 58 Walks, 72 Strikeouts, 2 Hit Batsmen, 1 Wild Pitch, 1,124 Batters Faced, 1 Balk and a 3.60 ERA.

Lucas finished 14th in voting for the 1931 NL MVP for leading the League in Complete Games (24) and having a 14–13 Win-Loss record, 29 Games, 29 Games Started, 3 Shutouts, 238 Innings Pitched, 261 Hits Allowed, 110 Runs Allowed, 95 Earned Runs Allowed, 10 Home Runs Allowed, 39 Walks, 56 Strikeouts, 985 Batters Faced, 1 Balk and a 3.59 ERA.

He finished 21st in voting for the 1933 NL MVP for leading the League in Walks/9IP (.74) and having a 10–16 Win-Loss record, 29 Games, 29 Games Started, 21 Complete Games, 3 Shutouts, 219 ⅔ Innings Pitched, 248 Hits Allowed, 106 Runs Allowed, 83 Earned Runs Allowed, 13 Home Runs Allowed, 18 Walks, 40 Strikeouts, 2 Hit Batsmen, 1 Wild Pitch, 902 Batters Faced, 1 Balk and a 3.40 ERA.

Lucas also led the National League in Shutouts (4) in 1928, Complete Games (28) in 1932, Walks/9IP (1.33) in 1936.

He currently ranks 30th on the Major League Baseball Career Walks per 9 Innings Pitched (Walks/9IP) List (1.61).

In 15 seasons Lucas had a 157–135 Win-Loss record, 396 Games, 301 Games Started, 204 Complete Games, 22 Shutouts, 70 Games Finished, 7 Saves, 2,542 Innings Pitched, 2,736 Hits Allowed, 1,198 Runs Allowed, 1,051 Earned Runs Allowed, 136 Home Runs Allowed, 455 Walks, 602 Strikeouts, 23 Hit Batsmen, 7 Wild Pitches, 10,648 Batters Faced, 6 Balks and a 3.72 ERA.

He died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 84.


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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