16 Facts About Art Nehf


Arthur Neukom Nehf was an American baseball pitcher.

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Art Nehf played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Boston Braves, New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago Cubs.

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Art Nehf had 13 career saves and picked up a total of 844 strike outs in.

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Art Nehf was the last pitcher to have 3 hits in a World Series game until Orel Hershiser tied that record in 1988.

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Art Nehf came up with the Braves in 1915, and frequented the leaderboards throughout his time with them; he led the league in complete games with 28 in 1918, and showed up in the top 10 in wins, three times, including the year that he was traded to the Giants mid-season.

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Art Nehf had his career-high in strike outs that year with 101, the only time he had more than 100 strike outs.

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Art Nehf was traded to the Giants for four players and cash on August 15,1919.

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Art Nehf won a career-high 21 games in 1920, his first full year with the Giants.

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Art Nehf pitched in four consecutive World Series with the Giants: 1921,1922,1923 and 1924.

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Art Nehf was the last man to win back to back clinching games in the World Series in 1921 and 1922.

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Art Nehf won 107 games with the Giants, while he lost only 60.

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New York's Shanty Hogan hit a ball back to Nehf who threw to third base to get the runner, but the runner Andy Reese was off with the crack of the bat and was already at home plate, knocking over catcher Gabby Hartnett.

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Art Nehf was involved in one of the strangest innings in World Series history.

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Art Nehf died of cancer in his home in Phoenix, Arizona in 1960.

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Art Nehf Field has served as the site for the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional.

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Art Nehf was inducted into Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989,.

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