Game 3 PitchersPosted: October 6, 2012 | Author: Johnny Goodtimes | Filed under: 1929 World Series Project | Tags: Guy Bush | Leave a comment »
Guy Bush (above) takes the hill for the Cubs. The Mississippi Mudcat, as he’s known, is a right handed pitcher with a very strange delivery. He springs forward when he releases and lands “in a squat position like a catcher reaching for a low pitch. This freakish hop would be impossible to many pitchers. Bush can do it by virtue of his lithe and wiry build, his long thin legs.”*
He had an excellent season, leading the league in saves with 8 and finishing 4th in wins with 18, as he went 18-7 with a 3.66 ERA. He finished 10th in MVP voting.
Opposing him will be George Earnshaw. That’s right, old Connie is using the same pitcher in Games 2 and 3. Earnshaw got the win in Game 2, but it wasn’t exactly an overpowering performance. He lasted less than 5 innings and gave up 3 runs. We’ll see if he fares a little better against the Bruins in Game 2. Action starts at 2 p.m.
*taken from an article by F.C. Lane in a 1930 issue of Baseball Magazine, as quoted on bleedcubbieblue.com.