Harry Coveleski

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The “Giant Killer” and brother of Hall of Famer Stanley Coveleskie. His greatest achievement came when he was called up from the minors, and never before in the big league, proceeded to beat John McGraw’s Giants in five days, 7-0, 6-3 and 3-2 and dashing all hopes of the Giants winning the pennant. Adding to the luster of his triumphs, the “Giant Killer”, not only limited them to five hits per game, but he also beat immortal Christy Mathewson in the third and deciding game. However it was with the Detroit Tigers that Harry racked up the wins with a 22-12 season in 1914, 23-13 in 1915. His peak performance came in 1916 with a 23 win and 10 loss record and an errand run average of 1.97. Upon retirement from baseball Harry came back to Shamokin to become a city policeman and later a tavern owner.

Categories: 1980 Hall of Fame