Three times Uhle led the American League
in games started, twice in complete games including a 20-inning shut out in 1919, and twice in innings pitched, earning him the approving nickname The Bull. He led the league in victories twice, the second time in 1926, when he also had the best winning percentage. He paid the penalty, a sore arm, the next year and was less effective after that time.
Uhle was an innovator with the slider and named it when describing the motion of the pitch. A lifetime Cleveland resident, he holds the record for most base hits made in a season by a pitcher, 52 in 1923. He batted .361 that year and had a lifetime average of .288 in 723 games. His goal was to win 200 games, but he lacked two victories when the Tigers cut him loose at the end of 1933. Despite an aching arm, when the Yankees signed him, he managed two more victories. (JK)