Marquard, Richard

Marquard, (Richard William) “Rube”

(1889–1980) baseball pitcher; born in Cleveland, Ohio. A star left-hander during his 18-year career (1908–25), mostly with the New York Giants, he won a record 19 straight games on his way to winning 26 games in 1912. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1971.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.