Willie Ludolph

William Francis Ludolph (January 21, 1900 – April 8, 1952), nicknamed "Wee Willie", was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher for one season (1924) with the Detroit Tigers. For his career, he recorded no decisions with a 4.76 earned run average, and 1 strikeout in 5⅔ innings pitched.

An alumnus of St. Mary's College of California, he was born in San Francisco, California and died in Oakland, California at the age of 52.

Willie Ludolph
Pitcher
Born: January 21, 1900
San Francisco, California
Died: April 8, 1952 (aged 52)
Oakland, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 28, 1924, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 20, 1924, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win-loss record0-0
Earned run average4.76
Strikeouts1
Teams

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1900 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1900 throughout the world.

1924 Detroit Tigers season

The 1924 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 86–68, 6 games behind the Washington Senators.

1952 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1952 throughout the world.

Detroit Tigers all-time roster

This is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Detroit Tigers, with their main position and years played.

Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Players in Italics have had their numbers retired by the team.

List of Major League Baseball players (Li–Lz)

The following is a list of Major League Baseball players, retired or active.

List of Pacific Coast League no-hitters

Since the Pacific Coast League (PCL) was established in 1903, its pitchers have pitched 167 no-hitters, which includes 10 perfect games. Of these no-hitters, 102 were pitched in games that lasted at least the full nine innings, while 65 were pitched in games shortened due to weather or that were played in doubleheaders. Only three of the league's ten perfect games were tossed in full nine-inning games. Nine no-hitters, including one perfect game, were combined—thrown by two or more pitchers on the same team.

An official no-hit game occurs when a pitcher (or pitchers) allows no hits during the entire course of a game, regardless of the number of innings thrown by the pitcher(s). In a no-hit game, a batter may still reach base via a walk, an error, a fielder's choice, a hit by pitch, a passed ball or wild pitch on strike three, or catcher's interference. Also, due to these methods of reaching base, it is possible for a team to score runs without getting any hits. While the vast majority of no-hitters are shutouts, no-hit teams have managed to score runs in their respective games eight times.

Nine players have thrown multiple no-hitters. The pitcher who holds the record for the shortest time between no-hitters is Tom Drees, the only pitcher in PCL history to throw no-hitters in consecutive starts, while playing for the Vancouver Canadians in 1989. Drees threw a third no-hitter that season giving him the most PCL no-hitters in a single season and in a career. Besides Drees, Alan Foster (in 1967) is the only other PCL pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the same regular season. Other pitchers with two no-hitters are Roger Bowman, Eli Cates, Dick Estelle, Charles Fanning, Charley Hall, Sam McDowell, and Elmer Singleton.

The team with the most no-hitters is the Portland Beavers, with 21, one of which was a perfect game. They are followed by the Oakland Oaks (17 no-hitters, one a perfect game) and the Tacoma Tigers/Giants/Twins/Yankees/Rainiers (12 no-hitters, one a perfect game). The team with the most perfect games is the Nashville Sounds, with two. Of the three nine-inning perfect games in the league's history two were thrown by Nashville.

Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player Award

The Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual award given to the best player in minor league baseball's Pacific Coast League. Managers from the 16 Pacific Coast League teams vote for the winner of the award, which is then combined with 16 votes from various general managers, broadcasters, and media representatives around the league to determine a winner. The award was formerly voted upon by writers from The Sporting News.In 1927, Lefty O'Doul won the first ever Pacific Coast League MVP Award. No player was selected from 1928 to 1931. In 1932, the award returned, going to Jigger Statz. For six seasons in the 1970s (1973, 1975–79) the award was suspended. In 1948, Charlie Graham donated a plaque, which was named in his honor, to be awarded annually to the league's MVP.First basemen, with 22 winners, have won the most among infielders, followed by third basemen (7), second basemen (3), and shortstops (3). Eight players who won the award were catchers. Twenty-eight outfielders have won the MVP Award, the most of any position. A total of 11 pitchers have won the MVP Award, all of them being right-handed. The last pitcher to win was Steve Mintz in 1996. The Pacific Coast League now has a Pitcher of the Year Award, which was established in 2001. Steve Bilko has the record for most MVP Award wins with three (1955–57). Sandy Alomar, Jr., and Les Scarsella have both won the MVP Award twice. Scarsella first won the award in 1944 as a first baseman and then won his second in 1946 as an outfielder.

Two Pacific Coast League MVP Award winners, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Pérez, have gone on to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Seven players each from the Los Angeles Angels and the Las Vegas Stars/51s have been selected for the MVP Award, more than any other teams in the league, followed by the Albuquerque Dukes and San Diego Padres (6); the Hollywood Stars (5); the Oakland Oaks, Sacramento River Cats, San Francisco Seals, and Spokane Indians (4); the Calgary Cannons, Reno Aces, Salt Lake City Stingers/Bees, Seattle Rainiers, and Tucson Toros/Sidewinders (3); the Albuquerque Isotopes, Edmonton Trappers, Fresno Grizzlies, Iowa Cubs, Oklahoma City 89ers/Oklahoma RedHawks, Phoenix Firebirds, and Sacramento Solons (2); and the El Paso Chihuahuas, Eugene Emeralds, Indianapolis Indians, Omaha Royals, Tacoma Giants, and the Tulsa Oilers (1).

Thirteen players from the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball (MLB) organization have won the MVP Award, more than any other, followed by the Chicago Cubs organization (9); the San Diego Padres organization (5); the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and San Francisco Giants organizations (4); the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations (3); the Anaheim/California Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations (2); and the Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, and New York Yankees organizations (1). Thirteen MVP Award winners were not members of any MLB organization.

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