John Wesley “Jack” Coombs (November 18, 1882 - April 15, 1957) set a record in 1906, along with Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Harris, for pitching the most innings in American League history to that point – 24 innings each. The record stood until 1920 when Brooklyn Robins pitcher Leon Cadore and Boston Brave Joe Oescher pitched 26 innings. Coombs pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics (1906-1914), the Brooklyn Robins (1915-1918) and the Detroit Tigers (1920). He led the American League in wins in back-to-back seasons 1910 and 1911, with 31 and 28 respectively. In 1910, he also led the Al in games pitched (40) and shutouts with 13, which set a then record for shutouts in a single season. Coombs was a durable right-hander who averaged 29 starts a season and led the league in 1911 with 40. Jack’s best season came in 1910 when he won 31 games with 13 shutouts as he led the Athletics to a World Series victory over the Chicago Cubs who he beat three times in the Fall Classic. Coombs appeared in three World Series winning two with Philadelphia (1910, 1911) and losing one with the Robins in 1916. Jack Coombs ended his career following the 1920 season after compiling a 158-110 record with 187 complete games, 35 shutouts, eight saves, 1,052 strikeouts and a 2.78 career ERA in 354 games and 268 starts.