A hero in Detroit when he won both games of a doubleheader against Boston to clinch
the 1907 pennant, Killian was the hardest pitcher to homer against in ML history.
Pitching in the dead-ball era, he allowed only nine HR in his career - one every
178 innings - and once went almost four full seasons (1,001 innings) without surrendering
one. Acquired by Detroit after one season in Cleveland, Killian won 23 games in his
second year as a Tiger, and in 1907 wents 25-13 with a 1.78 ERA and .320 batting