JOHN DWIGHT CHESBRO
FAMED PITCHER WHO LED BOTH LEAGUES
IN PERCENTAGE-NATIONAL LEAGUE IN
1902; AMERICAN LEAGUE IN 1904. SERVED
WITH PITTSBURGH N.L. AND THE NEW YORK
AND BOSTON A.L. WON 41 GAMES, TOPS
IN MAJORS, IN 1904 AND DURING BIG
LEAGUE CAREER COMPILED 192 VICTORIES
WHILE LOSING ONLY 128.
Elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1946 Image provided by Dick Perez
Jack Chesbro actually compiled a lifetime record of 198-132 with a 2.68 ERA. His 41 wins in 1904 with the NY Highlanders is a 20th Century record that will never be matched.
So how do you pronounce Jack Chesbro’s name? I’ve heard it pronounced Chez-Bro, and Cheez-Bro. When in doubt always consult the fine folks of SABR. His family name is actually spelled Cheesbro and was pronounced Cheez-boro. Jack changed his name to Chesbro, and was referred to as Chez-bro throughout his major league career. So now you know.