Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne
12/11/1854 - 02/05/1897
— Evergreen Memorial Cemetery —
In those 11 years he won 310 games and lost 191 for a winning percentage of .619.
In 1884 he won 62 games and lost 12. As of 1940, the 62 wins has remained the record for games won in the major leagues.
During 1 month in 1884, Old Hoss struck out 411 men. In 1882, 1883, & 1884; his best 3 years, he had 147 wins and 56 losses. No pitcher has ever equaled this record in their best 3 years.
The plaque attached to the back of his monument has a complete record of Radbourne's winnings.
Charles' parents spelled their last name Radbourn.
Erected by Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Sports.
Location. 40° 28.068′ N, 88° 59.294′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from East Miller Street. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 E Miller St, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (within shouting distance of this marker); Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (within shouting distance of this marker); McCormick Family Plot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers Veterans Field (about 500 feet away); Helen L. Cooper (about 500 feet away); John M. Scott / Charlotte Ann Perry Scott (about 500 feet away); Dorothy Louise Gage (about 600 feet away); Plane Crash Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Also see . . .
1. Charles Radbourn on Wikipedia. Radbourne was one of the greatest players before the modern baseball era, playing for teams for Providence and Boston during his career. Known as one of the "rowdiest" people in the history of baseball, due to his outspokenness (it is said that he made inappropriate hand gestures to rival teammates). (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Charles Radbourn on Findagrave. (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
3. Old Hoss Radbourn on MLB. Contains all of his playing and pitching statistics. (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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