Carl Hubbell has been noted as the first player to have his number retired in the National League. With an honor like this, how could he not be named the best MLB athlete to ever wear the jersey number 11?
Hubbell played his entire career with the New York Baseball Giants, spanning the years of 1928 to 1943. During that 16 year time span, Hubbell racked up 253 wins, a .622 winning percentage, 1,677 strikeouts and 260 complete games. This was all plenty to get him elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.
- 9 time All-Star
- 2 time NL MVP (1933 and 1936)
- Number 11 retired by the Giants
- Career 2.98 ERA
- Three time NL leader in ERA and Wins
Hubbell was also number 45 on The Sporting News' list of the top 100 baseball players in 1999.
Did you know.......Carl Hubbell's nicknames are King Carl and Meal Ticket?