Called the greatest left-hander in the history of baseball by Yankees manager Miller Huggins, Herb Pennock utilized a smooth, effortless delivery to extend his career over 22 Major League seasons, during which he won 241 games. The Knight of Kennett Square made the difficult jump directly from high school, joining the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. Three years later, Connie Mack sold him to the Red Sox. Traded to the Yankees in 1923, Pennock went 5-0 in World Series competition for New York.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1948