|Born: May 26, 1884|
|Died: January 12, 1960 (aged 75)|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 23, 1912|
for the Chicago Cubs
|October 3, 1917|
for the Philadelphia Phillies
|ERA||3. In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of Events 451 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place Year 1884 ( MDCCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 475 - Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Champions World Series: Boston Red Sox over New York Giants (4-3-1 Awards and honors Chalmers The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Chicago White Sox over New York Giants (4-2 Awards The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 09|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jimmy Lavender (James Sanford Lavender May 26, 1884-January 12, 1960) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Champions World Series: Boston Red Sox over New York Giants (4-3-1 Awards and honors Chalmers Champions World Series: Boston Red Sox over Brooklyn Robins (4-1 Awards and honors The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Chicago White Sox over New York Giants (4-2 Awards In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of Born in Barnesville, GA, the right-hander played with the Chicago Cubs from 1912-1916 and with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1917. Barnesville is a city in Lamar County, Georgia, United States. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
Lavender primarily threw the spitball in his career and used it to win 16 games as a 28 year old rookie in 1912. A spitball is an illegal baseball pitch in which the ball has been altered by the application of Saliva, Petroleum jelly, or some other foreign substance He would not equal that success again, winning only 10 or 11 games in each of his last 4 seasons in Chicago.
On July 8, 1912, he started against the New York Giants having pitched 34 consecutive scoreless innings in his previous outings. The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during He pitched a 5-hitter in defeating the Giants 7-2 and ended Rube Marquard's consecutive win streak at 19 games which, at the time, tied the record for the longest streak in baseball history. Richard William "Rube" Marquard (October 9 1886 - June 1 1980 was an American left-handed Pitcher in Major League Baseball in the 1910s
Lavender threw a no hitter on August 31, 1915 against the New York Giants and also threw a one-hitter against them on June 14, 1916, allowing only an infield single to Benny Kauff. In Baseball, a no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game, or colloquially a no-no) refers to a game in which one of the teams prevented the other from getting Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Benjamin Michael Kauff ( January 5, 1890 – November 17, 1961) was a professional Baseball player, who played Centerfield
Lavender was an inconsistent pitcher with the Cubs, never completing more than half his starts in any season. He was also typically among the National League leaders in allowing the most wild pitches, hit batsmen and home runs. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball In Baseball, a wild pitch (abbreviated WP) is charged against a Pitcher when his pitch is too high too short or too wide of Home In Baseball, hit by pitch ( HBP) or hit batsman ( HB) refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the
He was traded to the Phillies in 1917 and pitched one season for them with a 6-8 record before his career ended. His final career record was 63-76 with a 3. 09 ERA in 1,207 innings pitched. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched Lavender may have been most valuable to his teams for his ability to be both a starter and reliever. His ability to fill both roles was important to the small pitching staffs of the dead ball era. The dead-ball era is a Baseball term used to describe the period between 1900 (though some date it to the beginning of baseball) and the emergence of Babe Ruth
Jimmy Lavender died in Cartersville, GA at the age of 75. Cartersville is a city in Bartow County, Georgia, in the United States.