Vic Willis

Vic Willis

About Vic Willis

Victor Gazaway Willis (April 12, 1876 August 3, 1947) was a Major League Baseball player nicknamed 'The Delaware Peach.' He was a starting pitcher. He is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, enshrined in 1995. Willis was born in 1876 in Cecil County, Maryland and attended school in nearby Newark, Delaware. Over a 13-year career, Willis played for three teams, the Boston Beaneaters (-), Pittsburgh Pirates (-) and St. Louis Cardinals (1910), compiling a 249-205 record with a 2.63 ERA. He was known as a workhorse and completed 388 of his 471 starts. Willis also holds the post-1900 record for complete games (45, in 1902) in a single season. Despite being a Hall of Fame pitcher, Willis holds the post-1900 record for most losses in a single season (29, in 1905). For the three seasons from 1903 to 1905, Willis compiled a dismal record with the Boston Beaneaters of 42 wins against 72 losses. However, his ERA during those three years averaged 3.

Contributions by Masonpatriot, Wizardman, and Cydebot.