Petty was "tried and found wanting" in a famous mock trial by the Big Four, the central
committee of Brooklyn's Daffiness Boys, because he didn't know the meaning of the
word "ignominy." In 1926 he led the Dodger staff with 17 wins, while tying for the
NL lead with 17 losses.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»December 11, 1928:
Brooklyn sends P Jesse Petty to Pittsburgh for SS Glenn Wright. Wright will injure his arm in a handball accident and will play just 24 games in 1929, but in 1930 he'll post career highs in hitting and home runs.