"The Kentucky Rosebud" blossomed in 1909, tying Christy Mathewson
for both the NL
lead in winning percentage (.806), and second-most NL wins (25). Camnitz became Pittsburgh's
sixth 100-game winner in 1912, en route to his third 20-win season in four years.
Traded to the Phillies on August 20, 1913, after a 6-17 start, he pitched in just
nine games for them, then jumped to Pittsburgh in the Federal League
. His brother,
Harry, pitched briefly for the 1909 Pirates and 1911 Cardinals.