Radbourn, Charles

Radbourn, (Charles Gardner) “Old Hoss”

(1854–97) baseball pitcher; born in Rochester, N.Y. A right-hander who primarily pitched for Providence and Boston during his 12-year career (1880–91), he established the major league record for most wins in a season (60) in 1884. Nicknamed for his indefatigable willingness to pitch (he pitched in 678 innings in 1884), he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1939.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.