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Orval Overall is one of the forgotten names of a bygone era. He was a stellar pitcher back when Chicago ruled baseball. Overall played for the Chicago Cubs from 1906-1913. He won two games in the Cubs last World Series victory in 1908. His career numbers include a record of 108-71, 2.23 career ERA, and 935 strikeouts.
So, Happy Birthday Orval. If you were around today, you’d be 131. You might have a chance of making the Cubs though, if your sabremetric numbers were good enough. Ole Theo makes a lot of decisions I don’t understand.
Until later friends….
- Orval Overall (Baseball HP 1141: Orval Overall)