James Leslie “Hippo” Vaughn (1888-1966) enjoyed five 20-win seasons with the Chicago Cubs, despite the club’s lack of success. In 1918, Vaughn won 22 games, added 148 strikeouts and a 1.74 ERA to take the pitching Triple Crown and guide the Cubs to their first World Series since 1910. They lost the series to the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Vaughn played 13 seasons for the New York Highlanders (1908, 1910-1912), the Washington Senators (1912) and the Chicago Cubs (1913-1921). Hippo twice led the league in games started, innings pitched and strikeouts. In 1917, Vaughn faced Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds as both pitchers pitched an unofficial nine-inning “double no-hitter”; a game he lost after allowing a one run in the top of the tenth innings. Toney held the Cubs in the bottom of the tenth to score the official no-no. Hippo Vaughn compiled a record of 178-137 with 1,416 strikeouts and a career 2.49 ERA in 390 games, 214 of which he completed.