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San Francisco Giants: Top 30 players of all-time

SF Giants catcher Buster Posey will very likely follow Madison Bumgarner by signing with another franchise after next season. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SF Giants catcher Buster Posey will very likely follow Madison Bumgarner by signing with another franchise after next season. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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NY/SF Giants best players all-time: No. 8-Carl Hubbell (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images) /

Carl Hubbell . 8. 40. . .

NY/SF Giants best players all-time: No. 8-Carl Hubbell

56.5 WAR

Carl Hubbell might not be a huge name to casual baseball fans, but he is ranked above Posey because he’s worth four more wins.

Hubbell was another New York Giants pitcher who logged over 3,500 innings and won over 250 games.

Just like Posey, he sure knew how to fill up a trophy case. From 1928-1943, Hubbell was a nine-time All-Star (1933-1938, 1940-1942), a World Series champion in 1933, a two-time MVP (1933, 1936), a 3-time NL wins leader (1933, 1936, 1937), a three-time NL ERA leader (1933, 1934, 1936), and was the NL strikeout leader in 1937.

1933 was a noteworthy season for him, as you saw with the many awards he won. In his first All-Star season, Hubbell led the league with 23 wins and a 1.66 ERA in 45 games. While most starting pitchers these days are happy to throw 200 innings, Hubbell logged a remarkable 308.2 innings while giving up just six home runs.

He was so great in 1933 that even though he was a pitcher and there were other big names in the NL like Jimmie Foxx, he was named the MVP.

Hubbell ended up suffering a stroke while driving his car on November 21, 1988 and he passed away later that day in the hospital.

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