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Guy Hecker
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Age 82
Birthday 3 April, 1856
Birthplace Youngsville, PA
Died 3 December, 1938
Place of Death Wooster, OH
Height 6' (183 cm)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball
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Guy Jackson Hecker (April 3, 1856 in Youngsville, Pennsylvania – December 3, 1938) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in Youngsville, Pennsylvania. His debut game took place on May 2, 1882. His final game took place on September 30, 1890. During his career he played for the Louisville Eclipse and Pittsburgh Pirates. Hecker is considered by some baseball historians to be the best combination pitcher and hitter to play in the 19th century. He remains as one of the only two pitchers in Major League history to hit three home runs in one game, alongside Jim Tobin and the only pitcher to win a batting title. In addition, he is the only pitcher in baseball history to get six hits in a nine-inning game.

MLB Batting Statistics

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1882 LOU 78 340 62 94 14 4 3 0 5 0.276 0.287 0.368
1883 LOU 81 332 59 90 6 6 1 0 12 0.271 0.297 0.334
1884 LOU 78 316 53 94 14 8 4 42 10 0.297 0.323 0.430
1885 LOU 70 297 48 81 9 2 2 35 5 0.273 0.287 0.337
1886 LOU 84 343 76 117 14 5 4 48 25 32 0.341 0.402 0.446
1887 LOU 91 370 89 118 21 6 4 50 48 31 0.319 0.381 0.441
1888 LOU 56 211 32 48 9 2 0 29 20 11 0.227 0.285 0.289
1889 LOU 81 327 42 93 17 5 1 36 17 18 27 0.284 0.333 0.376
1890 PIT 86 340 43 77 13 9 0 38 13 19 17 0.226 0.285 0.318
Career 705 2876 504 812 117 47 19 278 123 143 44 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1882 LOU 78 - 699 68 31 43 0.961
1883 LOU 81 - 145 106 15 7 0.944
1884 LOU 78 - 55 145 12 3 0.943
1885 LOU 70 - 174 98 15 16 0.948
1886 LOU 84 - 260 81 35 16 0.907
1887 LOU 91 - 429 81 29 27 0.946
1888 LOU 56 - 305 57 25 12 0.935
1889 LOU 81 - 616 55 23 46 0.967
1890 PIT 86 - 626 53 28 26 0.960
Career 705 - 3309 744 213 196 -

MLB Pitching Statistics

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1882 LOU 6-6 1.30 13 11 10 0 0 104 75 49 15 5 33
1883 LOU 28-23 3.34 53 52 51 3 0 469 526 298 174 75 164
1884 LOU 52-20 1.80 75 73 72 6 0 670 526 230 134 56 385
1885 LOU 30-23 2.18 53 53 51 2 0 480 454 252 116 54 209
1886 LOU 26-23 2.87 49 48 45 2 0 420 390 273 134 118 133
1887 LOU 18-12 4.16 34 32 32 2 1 285 325 214 132 50 58
1888 LOU 8-17 3.39 26 25 25 0 0 223 251 154 84 43 63
1889 LOU 5-13 5.59 19 16 15 0 0 151 215 145 94 47 33
1890 PIT 2-9 5.11 14 12 11 0 0 119 160 111 68 44 32
Career 175-146 - 336 322 312 15 1 - 2922 1726 951 492 1110

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