November 18, 1882 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Jack Coombs was born in LeGrand, Iowa. Coombs posted an incredible 31-9 pitching mark for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1910 season, recording 13 shutouts and a miniscule 1.30 ERA. He later coached the Duke University baseball team for 24 seasons. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1987.
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