Ed Walsh — American Athlete born on May 14, 1881, died on May 26, 1959

Edward Augustine "Ed" Walsh was a Major League Baseball pitcher. From 1906 to 1912, he had several dominant seasons where he was one of the best pitchers in baseball. Injuries shortened his career. Walsh holds the record for lowest career earned run average, 1.82. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946... (wikipedia)

I remember when I wanted every pitch to be a strike.
I threw my best to every hitter I faced, and I found I had the strength to go all the way.
Ball parks are smaller and baseballs are livelier. They've practically got pitchers wearing straitjackets. Bah! They still allow the knuckleball, and that is three times as hard to control.