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Did You Know? HOF Jack Coombs

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 08/25/17, 10:30AM EDT

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Jack Coombs, who joined the NCSHOF in 1987, is perhaps best known for his 24 years as the Duke University head baseball coach.

Jack Coombs, who joined the NCSHOF in 1987, is perhaps best known for his 24 years as the Duke University head baseball coach. But in 1910 as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics in Major League Baseball, Coombs compiled an amazing record of 31-9 on the mound and a microscopic 1.30 earned run average. That included 13 shutouts and 53 consecutive scoreless innings and he went on to win three games in the 1910 World Series in which the Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs, He is one of only 13 major league baseball players since 1900 to win 30 games in a season.

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