“King” Carl Hubbell played his entire career for the New York Giants from 1928-1943. This interview, recorded during Giants’ 1987 Spring Training, features Hubbell talking about his first game in the Major Leagues and being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Nicknamed “King Carl” by the fans and “The Meal Ticket” by his teammates, Carl Hubbell played his entire career for the New York Giants between 1928-1943. With a slow delivery of his devastating screwball, Hubbell recorded five consecutive 20-win seasons for the Giants (1933-37), and helped his team to three NL pennants and the 1933 World Series title.
In the 1934 All-Star game played at the Polo Grounds, Hubbell set a record by striking out in succession five batters destined for Cooperstown: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. For the 50th anniversary of this legendary performance, Hubbell was on hand at the 1984 All-Star Game at the Giants’ Candlestick Park in San Francisco to throw out the first pitch (a screwball of course).
Hubbell died due to injuries sustained in an auto accident in Scottsdale, Arizona at 85 years of age in 1988.
This interview, recorded during the Giants’ 1987 Spring Training camp, features Hubbell talking about his first game in the Major Leagues and being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
|Born: June 22, 1903
|Died: November 21, 1988 (aged 85)
|July 26, 1928, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 24, 1943, for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||2.98|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||87% (third ballot)|
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