Willie Mitchell


Born: December 1, 1889

Died: November 23, 1973

Hometown: Sardis, MS

Year of Induction: 1966

 

College Career

Mississippi State (1905-1909)

• Pitched a perfect game against LSU, striking out 26 batters (’09)

• Struck out 117 batters in 65 1/3 innings (’09)

 

Pro Baseball Career

Cleveland Indians (1909-1916)

• Was the first American League pitcher to face and strike out Babe Ruth (Boston Red Sox)

• Struck out 179 batters in 39 games (’14)

Detroit Tigers (1916-1919)

 

Did You Know?

Mitchell was the first Mississippian to play major league baseball.





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