Hank Gastright Essentials

Positions: Pitcher
Bats: R Throws: R
Height 6-2″ Weight: 190
Born: 3 29, 1865 in Covington, KY USA
Died: 10 9 1937 in Cold Spring, KY USA
Debut: 1889-04-19
Last Game: 1896-06-05
Full Name: Henry Carl Gastright

Hank Gastright, pitcher for the 1893 Pirates. He began his Major League career in the American Association in 1889, pitching for the Columbus Solons. He had a rough first season, going 10-16, 4.57 in 222.2 innings, but he really turned it around in 1890. That year he went 30-14, 2.94 in 401.1 innings, helping Columbus go from sixth place the previous season, to a second-place finish. In 1891 the Solons were back to a sixth-place team and Gastright went 12-19 in 33 starts. The American Association folded after the 1891 season and he joined the Washington Senators, where he struggled with an ERA over 5.00 in limited time. He joined the Pirates to start 1893 and won three of his first five starts. The Pirates also won another start he made, though he wasn’t around long enough to pick up the win. He was released a month later and he signed with the Boston Beaneaters to finish the season. Despite a season ERA of 5.44 (It was 6.25 with the Pirates), Gastright had a 15-5 record, giving him the best winning percentage in the majors. Hank would pitch just 16 games in 1894 and one game in 1896 before his big league career was over. He finished his pro career in the minors in 1897.

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