Ewell Blackwell


November 9, 2012 by Elizabeth Metz

Right-handed pitcher, 1942, 1946-1952.  Inducted 1960.

Known for his side-arm delivery.  Pitched a no-hitter in 1947 and, in his next start, took a no-hitter into the 9th inning, just failing to match former teammate Johnny Vander Meer‘s feat.  Made 6 consecutive All-Star games and, in 1947, pitched 16 consecutive complete game victories.


2 thoughts on “Ewell Blackwell

  1. Dad says:

    Last baseball conversation I had with Grandpa, he mentioned Ewell Blackwell. He was reading one of those books we gave him and asked him if I remembered old so and so (name of player he was reading about). That player said the toughest batter he ever faced was Stan Musial (which Grandpa liked, of course) and the toughest pitcher was Ewell Blackwell. He asked if I knew of him and commented that he had that side-armed delivery.

    I once read about Blackwell that the delivery was so extreme, it looked like the pitch was coming from 3rd base.

  2. […] above, clockwise from top left: Paul Derringer, Ernie Lombardi, Pete Donohue, Ewell Blackwell, Bubbles […]

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