Henry Lee "Specs" Meadows (July 12, 1894 – January 29, 1963) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of 15 seasons (1915–1929) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Meadows played on two National League pennant winners with the Pirates (1925 and 1927), winning the 1925 World Series. He opposed future Hall of Famer Walter Johnson as the Game 1 starting pitchers of that '25 Series. He finished 0–2 in two postseason appearances with a 6.28 ERA.
Meadows currently ranks sixth in Pirates history with a .629 winning percentage.
Meadows was one of the few players in the early 20th century who wore glasses in the field, earning him the nickname "Specs." He was born in Oxford, North Carolina and died in Daytona Beach, Florida at the age of 68.
|Born: July 12, 1894|
Oxford, North Carolina
|Died: January 29, 1963 (aged 68)|
Daytona Beach, Florida
|April 19, 1915, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 29, 1929, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||3.37|
|Career highlights and awards|
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The following lists the events of the 1919 Philadelphia Phillies season.1920 Philadelphia Phillies season
The following lists the events of the 1920 Philadelphia Phillies season.1921 Philadelphia Phillies season
The following lists the events of the 1921 Philadelphia Phillies season.1922 Philadelphia Phillies season
The following lists the events of the 1922 Philadelphia Phillies season.1923 Philadelphia Phillies season
The following lists the events of the 1923 Philadelphia Phillies season.1923 Pittsburgh Pirates season
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The 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates finished first in the National League with a record of 95–58. They defeated the Washington Senators four games to three to win their second World Series championship.
The Pirates had three future Hall of Famers in their starting lineup: Max Carey, Kiki Cuyler, and Pie Traynor.1926 Major League Baseball season
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Barnes began his major league career in 1914 with the Boston Braves. In 1917 he led the National League with 21 losses. On October 2, 1917, he became the only NL pitcher to walk two times in one inning.
In 1918, Barnes was traded to the New York Giants. He had three very good years with the Giants. On the last day of the 1919 season, he won his National League-leading 25th victory, 6–1, over Lee Meadows and the Philadelphia Phillies at Polo Grounds. The game was played at a feverish pace and lasted a mere 51 minutes, a major league record that still stands as the shortest nine-inning game ever played.In 1920 he had 20 wins, following with 15 wins in 1921 and two victories in the 1921 World Series against the New York Yankees. Then, in 1922 he hurled a no-hitter against the Phillies.
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