Claude Hendrix

A 24-game-winner for the Pirates in 1912, Hendrix’s best season came with the Chicago Whales of the Federal League in 1914, when he went 29-11 with a 1.69 ERA and led the league in wins, appearances, and complete games. He also batted .322 that season and was a lifetime .241 hitter, with 13 HR and 97 RBI. On May 15, 1915 he pitched a 10-0 no-hitter over Pittsburgh (FL). Following the Federal League‘s demise, Hendrix went to the Cubs in 1916. His 19-7 record tied for the league lead in winning percentage (.727) in 1918 and helped the Cubs capture the pennant. Hendrix’s career ended under suspicious circumstances in February of 1921. The Cubs released him for having allegedly bet against his teammates in a game he was scheduled to pitch the previous August, but in which he was replaced at the last moment by Grover Alexander.