Jim Scott

At the start of his rookie year, Scott was hailed in the Chicago press as “an Ed Walsh, Mordecai Brown and Cy Young combined.” Scott relied on a spitter and a fadeaway (screwball). In 1913 the 235-lb Scott won 20 games while leading the AL with 38 starts and 20 losses. He finally found consistency in 1915, with a 24-11, 2.03 record that included a 7-0 mark against the weak Athletics. One of his wins over Philadelphia was a 5-0 gem played on August 29 in just 68 minutes. The streaky Scott threw two career one-hitters, and a no-hitter against Washington on May 14, 1914, which he lost in the 10th inning. Finished in 1917, he became a minor league umpire after serving in France during WWI. Published reports in the 1920s say that he formed a religious cult outside of Los Angeles.