Red Lucas

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January 7, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz

Lucas

Right-handed pitcher, 1926-1933. Inducted 1965.

Began his Reds career in the bullpen but ultimately moved into the rotation and got a reputation as a workhorse. Led the league in complete games in three separate seasons, finished over 60% of his career starts, and once went 250 innings without being relieved, a modern day record. Also known for his pinch hitting prowess, he led the league in pinch hits four times. His on-base percentage was above .333 every year he played with the Reds.

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4 thoughts on “Red Lucas

  1. Joe says:

    Came across this little tidbit. Grantland Rice wrote a poem about him titled aptly “Red Lucas, Ball Player” which starts (and this is all I can find): “Just a ball player, that’s all-
    He can field, he can pitch, he can hit …”

  2. beautiful illustration. I love baseball history. well done.

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