Chuck Stobbs

On April 7, 1953, Stobbs threw the pitch that Mickey Mantle hit out of Griffith Stadium for his famous 565-foot home run. A regular winner with Boston, he registered a career-high 15 wins for the Senators in 1956. In 1957 Stobbs dropped his first 11 decisions; he changed his uniform number to 13, and on June 21, fans came to Griffith Stadium with rabbits’ feet and other lucky charms to help him end the jinx. It worked for that one day, but before the season ended, Stobbs had become Washington’s first 20-game loser since 1916, when Walter Johnson went 25-20.