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
»May 11, 1904: Against Detroit, Cy Young pitches no-hit ball until the 7th inning, when Sam Crawford hits a one-out single to break his consecutive streak of no hit innings at 24 1/3 (76 batters without a hit) still the record (for years, the record book had Young at 23 1/3 innings arguing his relief of Winters occurred with men on base). Young and Tiger starter Ed Killian battle for 15 innings before Boston finally scores a run to win 1-0. Young will throw 45 shutout innings in a row, a record broken by Don Drysdale's 58 in 1968.
»August 7, 1907:
The A's Socks Seybold socks a homer off Ed Killian to beat the Tigers. Killian had not given up a homer since September 19, 1903-1001 innings. He lost that game as well, and will tee up just nine homers in his short career.
»October 4, 1908:
On Chicago's South Side, 22,000 fans jam the grounds for the showdown between the Tigers and the White Sox. The Sox manage to score three runs in the 1st inning without a hit, and tally just a lone single, in the 4th inning, off Ed Killian to win, 3–1. Frank Smith is the winning pitcher.