Stan Coveleski (July 13, 1889 – March 20, 1984) was an American Major
League Baseball pitcher. In 450 career games from 1912 to 1928,
Coveleski posted a win–loss record of 215–142, with 224 complete
games, 38 shutouts, and a 2.89 earned run average. He made his major
league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. He signed with the
Cleveland Indians in 1916, playing nine seasons with them and winning
three games during the 1920 World Series. He spent three seasons with
the Washington Senators and one with the New York Yankees before
retiring after the 1928 season. A starting pitcher, Coveleski
specialized in throwing the spitball, a pitch where the ball is altered
with a foreign substance such as chewing tobacco. It was legal when his
career began and outlawed in 1920, but he was one of 17 pitchers
permitted to continue throwing the pitch. He was inducted into the
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.
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