Ewell Blackwell - 1951 Bowman

Ewell Blackwell (1922-1996) was nicknamed “The Whip” for his lanky, 6’6” physique and sidearm delivery and nearly threw back-to-back no-hitters in 1947 when he no-hit the Boston Braves and took a no-hitter into the ninth in his next start against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Ewell pitched 10 seasons in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds (1942, 1946-1952), the New York Yankees (1952-1953) and the Kansas City Athletics (1955). Blackwell led the National League in 1947 with 22 wins and he set an MLB mark for right-handers with 16 consecutive wins. He also led the NL that season in complete games (23), strikeouts (193) and strikeouts per 9 innings (6.4) earning him a second place finish in Most Valuable Player voting behind Bob Elliott. Arm problems limited his effectiveness during his career, though he did top the 15-win mark three times in his 10-year career and led the NL in shutouts with five in 1946. Ewell was named to six MLB All-Star Games and won the 1952 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. After 10 years in the Majors, Ewell Blackwell retired with an 82-78 record, a 3.30 ERA, 15 shutouts and 839 strikeouts. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
4 NM-MT 8 (41)

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