Richard William “Rube” Marquard (1886-1980) won 19 consecutive games from the start of the 1912 season tying the mark set by Tim Keefe. Marquard earned the nickname “Rube’ due to his resemblance to Athletics and Browns pitcher Rube Waddell. Marquard was a member of a New York Giants team (1908-1915) that featured fellow Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson, Roger Bresnahan, John McGinnity and manager John McGraw. Marquard also played for the Brooklyn Robins (1915-1920), Cincinnati Reds (1921) and Boston Braves (1922-1925). In 1915, Marquard no-hit the Robins in one hour and 16 minutes a month and a half before joining the Brooklyn club. Rube Marquard retired with a 201-177 record with 1,593 strikeouts and a 3.13 career ERA. The Veterans Committee elected Richard William “Rube” Marquard to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.