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Orval Overall (February 2 1881 - July 14 1947) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the early 1900s.

BiographyEdit

His best years were with the Chicago Cubs, notably 1907 when he won 23 games, second highest total in the National League behind Christy Mathewson's 24. In World Series action he went 3-1 for the Cubs over their Series four appearances during those glory years.

He played seven years in the major leagues compiling a record of 108-71. His 2.24 lifetime ERA is eighth best in major league history.

He is the only man to strike out four batters in one inning in the World Series. He did it in the 1908 Series.

He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of Sigma Nu, and captain of the football team. He was named an All American in football.

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Preceded by:
Christy Mathewson
National League Strikeout Champion
1909
Succeeded by:
Earl Moore

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