Born: March 17, 1899
Died: November 5, 1970
Chicago Cubs (1926-1941)
All-time Cubs leader in wins with 201. In his 16 year career with the Cubs, Root's record was 201-156.
Led the NL in Wins with 26 in 1927
He appeared in 4 World Series with the Cubs (1929, 1932, 1935, 1938).
Top Ten in various pitching categories
5-time in ERA (1926, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1938)
6-time in Wins (1926-1927, 1929-1932)
The birthday of Charlie Root. He is the all-time Cubs leader in pitching victories with 201 over a 16 year career with the Cubs (1926-1941). His career record for the Cubs is 201-156.
This Day in Chicago Cubs History-Charlie Root
Charlie Root's 1-hitter against Pirates puts Cubs in 1st place.
May 3, 1930
Charlie Root pitches a 10 inning shutout for a 1-0 victory and doubles and scores winning run.
August 10, 1930
Cubs sweep a doubleheader over the Boston Braves at Wrigley Field. In game 1, Hack Wilson homers 3 times and Charlie Root pitches a 3-hitter and in game 2, Pat Malone pitches a 5-hitter in an 11-1 Cubs win.
August 27, 1941
Charlie Root pitches 8 2/3 innings in relief and with the scored tied 3-3 in
the 9th, Root hits a 2-run single as the Cubs defeat the Boston Braves 6-4 in
the 1st game of a doubleheader. The win is Root's 200th career victory. He
remains the Cubs all-time team leader in wins.