The birthday of Cubs pitching great (1913-1921). Hippo Vaughn won 20 games in a season for the Cubs 5 times. He won the pitching triple crown in 1918 leading the NL in Wins, ERA, and Strikeouts. He helped lead the team to the 1918 World Series.
(Chicago Cubs, 1913-1921)
Hippo Vaughn won 151 games, lost 105 and had a 2.49 ERA in his 9 seasons
with the Cubs. He played 13 seasons in his MLB career.
He won 20 games with the Cubs in 5 seasons (1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919)
In 1918, Vaughn led the league in wins (22), ERA (1.74), Innings pitched (290.1) and strikeouts (148) for the pitching Triple Crown, the only Cubs pitcher in team history (as of the 2017 season) to win the pitching triple crown.
August 13, 1913
Cubs make a trade to pick up one of their greatest pitchers in team history
as they send Lew Ritchie to Kansas City Blues for Hippo Vaughn.
Yesterday's Cubs, today's metrics
Hippo Vaughn cumulated 35.0 WAR in his 9 years with the Cubs.
this is 8th best for Cubs pitchers of all time behind only
Mordecai (3 Finger) Brown
In 1914, his 4.5 WAR was Cubs best and 12th best in MLB
In 1915, his 3.9 WAR was Cubs best and 20th best in MLB
In 1916, his 4.9 WAR was Cubs best and 6th best in MLB
In 1917, his 5.5 WAR was Cubs best and 4th best in MLB
In 1918, his 5.2 WAR was Cubs best and 3rd best in MLB
In 1919, his 5.9 WAR was Cubs best and 3rd best in MLB
In 1920, his 3.8 WAR was 2nd on Cubs to Pete Alexander and 13th best in MLB
May 14, 1914
Hippo Vaughn throws a 1-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers
5-0 at West Side Grounds
July 4, 1914, game 1
At Forbest Field, Hippo Vaughn pitches a 5-hit shutout as Cubs defeat the
Pirates 1-0. Cubs swept the doubleheader with a 4-2 victory in game 2.
August 27, 1914
In Brookley, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 3-0. Hippp Vaughn pitches a
6-hit, complete game shutout, striking out 8 and walking 4.
August 29, 1914, game 1
At West Side Grounds, Hippo Vaughn throws a 4-hit shutout against the
Giants as Cubs win 1-0. Giants split the doubleheader with a 7-5 victory
in game 2.
September 13, 1914
At West Side Grounds (Cubs home park in 1914), Hippo VAughn pitches
a 2-hit, complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers
4-0. Vaughn strikes out 10 batters and walks 3.
September 21, 1914 (20th win)
Cubs defeat the New York Giants at Polo Grounds (New York) 6-0. Hippo Vaughn pitches a complete game, 7-hit shutout to earn his 20th victory of the Season. It is Vaughn's 1st of 5 seasons with 20+ wins with the Cubs.
June 15 and June 19
Hippo Vaughn pitches back to back complete game shutouts. On 6/15,
gave up 6 hits to Boston Braves in a 4-0 Cubs win. Cubs defeated
Brooklyn, 5-0, giving up just 3 hits on 6/19/1915.
September 16, 1915
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 12 inning shutout to defeat
Dodgers at West Side Grounds.
October 3, 1915
Last game played at West Side Grounds (before the team moved into Weeghman
Park/Wrigley Field). Hoppo Vaughn gets the victory vs Cardinals 7-2 to
record 20th win of season.
August 17, 1916
At Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field), the Cubs defeat the New York Giants
1-0. Hippo Vaughn pitches a 7-hit shuout.
May 2, 1917
The only game in MLB history with both pitchers having no-hitters after 9
innings as Hippo Vaughn of the Cubs and Fred Toney of the Reds take a no-hitter into the 10th inning.
Vaughn gives up a hit and a run in 10th as Toney completes a 10 inning no-hitter, 1-0 at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field).
July 10, 1917, game 1
In game 1 of a doubleheader, the Cubs defeated the Brookley Robbins 1-0 as
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout.
Brooklyn gets a split of this doubleheader with a 4-1 victory in game 2.
April 24, 1918
At Weegham Park, Hippo Vaughn pitches a complete game facing just 29
batters (2 over minimum), giving up just one hit to Hall of Famer, Rogers
Hornsby. Cubs defeat the Cardinals 2-1.
May 17, 1918
At Weeghman Park, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 2-0. Hippo Vaughn pitches
a 4-hit complete game shutout, strikes out 8 and walks just one batter.
June 26, 1918
At Weeghman Park, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 2-0 as Hippo Vaughn pitches a complete game 4-hit shutout, striking out 10 batters and walking just 2.
June 29, 1918
At Redland Field in Cinncinatti, the Cubs defeat the Reds 2-0 as Hippo
Vaughn pitches a 8-hit shutout.
July 6, 1918
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 12 inning shutout and drives in the only run in
a 1-0 victory over Giants at Weeghman Park.
August 14, 1918
At Weeghman Park, Hippo Vaughn pitches a 4-hit shutout as the Cubs
defeat the Pirates 2-0.
1918 World Series
Despite losing 2 of the 3 games that Hippo Vaughn pitched in the 1918
World Series, Vaughn pitched very well. He pitched complete games in all
3 games, giving up just 3 total runs for a 1.00 ERA. He struck out 17
batters, walked just 5 and gave up 17 hits in 27 innings pitched.
This World Series was dominated by pitching as Vaughn lost game 1 1-0 to
Babe ruth and game 3 to Carl Mays as Red Sox defeated Cubs 2-1.
Vaugn kept the Cubs hopes alive in game 5 with a shutout at Fenway Park
to extend the series to six games. The Red Sox won game 6 to defeat the C
Cubs 4 games to 2.
September 5, 1918
Game 1, world Series
Babe Ruth and the Red Sox defeat the Cub and Hippo Vaughn 1-0 at
Comiskey Park. The Cubs used Comiskey because the stadium had
a higher seating capacity than Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field).
September 7, 1918
Game 3, World Series
A Cubs home game at Comiskey park for Game 3 of the World Series.
Carl Mays of the Red Sox allows just one run to the Cubs as the
Red Sox defeat the Cubs 2-1. Hippo Vaughn gets his 2nd loss of
the Series despite giving up just 3 runs in 2 games. Red Sox
lead Series 2 games to 1.
September 10, 1918
Game 5, World Series
After losing 2 games despite pitching well, Cubs pitcher Hippo
Vaughn helps keeps the Cubs hopes in the World Series alive
pitching a 5-hit shutout over Red Sox as Cubs defeat Red Sox
3-0 at Fenway Park. Red Sox lead the Series 3 games to 2.
July 25, 1919
At Robinson Field in St. Louis, Hippo Vaughn pitches a 2-hit
shutout as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 1-0. Fred Merkle
drives in the only run of the game in the 1st inning.
September 5, 1919
At Forbes Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-0 as Hippo
Vaughn pitches a 5-hit shutout.
May 28, 1920
In game 2 of a doubleheader, Hippo Vaughn helps Cubs complete
the DH sweep pitching a 7-hit shutout and goes 2 for 3 with 2
runs scored at the plate as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 7-0.
Cubs won game 1 6-2.
June 16, 1920
At Braves Field in Boston, the Cubs defeat the Braves 1-0 as
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 6-hit shutout. Charlie Hollocher's 8th
inning RBI triple drives int he only run of the game.
June 30, 1920
At Weeghman Park, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 1-0 as Hippo Vaugn
allows just one Pirates hit, a single to Possum Whitted.
July 19, 1920
At Weeghman Park, the Cubs defeat the Boston Braves as Hippo Vaughn
pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout.