James F. Galvin

Baseball player. Pioneer era Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher for several teams (1875-92). He won 365 games and lost 311 games. His Hall of Fame plaque reads ” When elected, only four pitchers had won more games. Pitched no hit games in 1880 and 1884. Pitched 649 complete games.” A placid, gentle man, Galvin opened a saloon in Pittsburgh after he retired from baseball. Reportedly the place was always packed, but he went broke anyway. Then the nine bartenders he’d hired each opened a bar.

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