Jack Powell

Jack PowellA stocky right-hander, Jack Powell gained a reputation as a hard-luck pitcher, which was deserved. Among 200-game winners, Powell’s teams’ won/loss percentage ranks third lowest in history (.461). In 1906, Powell had a sterling 1.77 ERA, but was able to post just a 13-14 record, and in ten years with the Browns, he had a 2.63 ERA, but was rewarded with a 117-143 record. Despite never pitching for a first-place club, the side-arming hurler won 245 games while completing more than 80% of his starts.