Blake was the second of three Cubs relievers (and the losing pitcher) during the
famous seventh inning of Game Four of the 1929 WS, when the A's rallied for ten runs
to overcome an 8-0 deficit. For most of his career he was a solid starter for the
Cubs, with all but 6 of his 87 career wins coming in a Chicago uniform, including
a 17-11 season in
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 19, 1925:
At Chicago, the Cubs beat the Giants, 6–2, behind Sheriff Blake. Taking the loss is Jack Scott, the first of 10 straight losses the Cubs will hand him.
»August 27, 1929: Hornsby has four hits and Sheriff Blake allows six to lead the Cubs to a 4–1 win over the Reds. Chicago now leads by 14 1/2 games, the greatest lead a National League team has enjoyed at this stage since the 1906 version of the Cubs.