PLAYER: George Mullin
VARIATION: With Bat
TEAM: Detroit Tigers
BACK: Uzit (Ranked 6/39)
GRADE: SGC 3 VG – (122) 9174-008
A quality example of Detroit Tigers Pitcher George Mullin. The card features the Uzit advertising reverse (ranked 6 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource). A strong example of one of the prized T206 treasures, the Uzit.
“WABASH GEORGE” MULLIN
George Joseph Mullin
Born: July 4, 1880 - Toledo, OH
Died: January 7, 1944 - Wabash, IN
MLB Pitching Record: 228–196
Detroit Tigers AL (1902–1913)
Washington Senators AL (1913)
Indianapolis Hoosiers FL (1914)
Newark Pepper FL (1915)
Burly fireballer “Wabash George” Mullin helped the Tigers win three consecutive pennants from 1907 to 1909 behind Ty Cobb and manager Hughie Jennings. Sixty-six of his 228 career wins came in that span, including a career-high, league-leading 29 wins in 1909. That year he went 29–8, with a 2.22 ERA. He also pitched a July 4 no-hitter against the Browns in 1912. He holds the Tigers’ record for innings pitched and has the second-most wins in team history. Mullin won 20 or more games on five different occasions. After his MLB days, he coached in the minors until 1921, and then retired to become a policeman in Wabash, Indiana.
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