Pitcher John Gray Savors A Shutout

Pitcher John Gray learned that you’re only as good as your co-stars. Pitch for a contender. Look like a contender.

His last win in the majors came with the 1957 Indians. He twirled a three-hit shutout against the Orioles that July 30.

Without whining about four years of inconsistent suport from teammates, Gray pointed out in a kind letter that a pitcher doesn’t win — or lose — on his own. Gray wrote:

“I got a few runs for a change and I kept the ball down. I had a strong defensive infield.”

Tomorrow: Gray reveals his long-lost nickname and its history, a story lost in baseball lore for the last half-century!

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