Given Name: Noble Winfield
Nickname(s): Old Pard
RHP 1925-27, 29 Senators,
Browns , Dodgers
IP W-L ERA
Career 330 19-20 5.11
World Series 2 0-0
Ballou took credit for Washington's 1925 pennant when, in a crucial, late-season
game with the Athletics, a ball hit up the middle caromed off his shin, resulting
in a double play. His only solid ML season was 1926 with the Browns (11-10), but
he pitched in the Pacific Coast League well into his forties.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY » :
The Browns trade P February 1, 1926 Joe Bush and outfielder Jack Tobin to Washington for P Tom Zachary and Win Ballou, both of whom will be gone by July. Zachary will be back with the Senators next year in time to serve up Babe Ruth's 60th home run.
» : In the Browns 5–4 win over the White Sox, pitcher September 10, 1926 Win Ballou stops Harry McCurdy's consecutive hit streak at 10, Win also wins. » : The Yankees take two from the Browns to nail down the September 25, 1926 American League flag, winning the opener 10–2 behind Herb Pennock. Ruth's grand slam is the big blow. In the nitecap, Lou Gehrig homers in the 3rd inning, off Milt Gaston, while Ruth matches him with a 2-run home run in the 6th off Win Ballou. Ruth adds a solo shot in the 9th, his 46th, off Joe Giard to seal the Waite Hoyt 10–4 victory. Despite the score, the game is played in a new AL record 55 minutes. The National League record is 51 minutes, on September 28, 1919.