Ewell Blackwell
Ewell Blackwell
(The Whip)
 
Born: October 23, 1922 in Fresno, CA
Died: October 29, 1996 - 74 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'6" Wt: 195
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an Amateur Free Agent in 1942
- Served in the Army during World War II
- High School: Bonita (Bonita, CA)
- College/Univ: University of La Verne (1941)

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Warren Spahn
1942 - 1965
SP
100.1
Pl
WW2
 
7.8
-0.1
92.6
0.2
2 Robin Roberts
1948 - 1966
SP
86.0
Pl
WW2
 
3.4
-0.3
83.1
0.1
3 Red Ruffing
1924 - 1947
SP
70.3
Pl
WW2
 
15.0
0.1
55.3
0.1
4 Bob Feller
1936 - 1956
SP
63.6
Pl
WW2
 
-1.7
0.1
65.2
0.0
5 Hal Newhouser
1939 - 1955
SP
63.0
Pl
 
2.6
-0.0
60.4
-0.1
6 Early Wynn
1939 - 1963
SP
61.3
Pl
WW2
 
9.7
-0.1
51.6
-0.1
7 Whitey Ford
1950 - 1967
SP
57.4
Pl
KOR
 
3.7
-0.3
53.9
-0.1
8 Bucky Walters
1931 - 1950
SP
54.2
 
8.3
-0.1
46.4
0.4
9 Billy Pierce
1945 - 1964
SP
53.3
WW2
 
0.3
-0.0
53.0
-0.0
10 Dizzy Trout
1939 - 1957
SP
50.6
 
4.5
0.0
46.1
-0.0
11 Bob Lemon
1941 - 1958
SP
48.7
Pl
WW2
 
11.2
0.1
37.5
-0.0
12 Dutch Leonard
1933 - 1953
SP
48.6
 
-2.7
0.0
51.3
0.0
13 Bobo Newsom
1929 - 1953
SP
48.2
 
-3.5
0.0
51.7
0.1
14 Murry Dickson
1939 - 1959
SP
46.6
WW2
 
3.3
-0.2
43.5
-0.0
15 Dizzy Dean
1930 - 1947
SP
44.9
Pl
MIL
 
2.2
-0.0
42.7
-0.0
16 Claude Passeau
1935 - 1947
SP
44.3
 
1.6
-0.1
42.8
-0.1
17 Mel Harder
1928 - 1947
SP
43.8
 
-4.2
0.0
47.9
0.1
18 Schoolboy Rowe
1933 - 1949
SP
43.5
WW2
 
8.6
0.0
34.9
0.1
19 Curt Simmons
1947 - 1967
SP
43.4
MIL
 
0.8
-0.1
42.7
0.1
20 Ned Garver
1948 - 1961
SP
43.2
 
4.6
-0.1
38.7
-0.0
21 Harry Brecheen
1940 - 1953
SP
42.1
 
0.9
0.0
41.3
0.1
22 Virgil Trucks
1941 - 1958
SP
40.1
WW2
 
-2.0
-0.0
42.1
-0.1
23 Don Newcombe
1949 - 1960
SP
38.6
KOR
Y
 
9.3
-0.2
29.5
0.1
24 Fritz Ostermueller
1934 - 1948
SP
36.3
WW2
 
2.0
0.0
34.4
0.1
25 Bob Rush
1948 - 1960
SP
35.1
WW2
 
-0.5
-0.2
35.8
0.1
26 Thornton Lee
1933 - 1948
SP
34.8
 
-0.3
0.0
35.0
0.0
27 Bobby Shantz
1949 - 1964
SP
34.7
WW2
 
2.6
0.1
32.1
0.0
28 Howie Pollet
1941 - 1956
SP
34.6
WW2
 
0.6
-0.1
34.0
-0.0
29 Mort Cooper
1938 - 1949
SP
32.9
 
0.8
-0.1
32.2
0.0
30 Ed Lopat
1944 - 1955
SP
32.7
 
4.0
-0.0
28.7
-0.1
31 Vern Law
1950 - 1967
SP
32.7
 
6.6
-0.1
26.2
0.0
32 Johnny Antonelli
1948 - 1961
SP
31.9
KOR
 
1.0
-0.2
31.1
-0.0
33 Bill Lee
1934 - 1947
SP
31.7
 
-0.7
-0.1
32.5
-0.0
34 Sal Maglie
1945 - 1958
SP
31.0
 
-3.4
-0.1
34.5
0.0
35 Ken Raffensberger
1939 - 1954
SP
30.4
WW2
 
-3.1
-0.0
33.5
0.1
36 Joe Nuxhall
1944 - 1966
SP
30.3
 
3.8
-0.2
26.6
-0.0
37 Preacher Roe
1938 - 1954
SP
30.1
 
-4.9
-0.0
35.1
0.1
38 Mike Garcia
1948 - 1961
SP
30.0
WW2
 
-0.5
-0.0
30.4
-0.1
39 Johnny Sain
1942 - 1955
SP
30.0
WW2
 
4.6
-0.0
25.4
0.0
40 Max Lanier
1938 - 1953
SP
29.9
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
30.1
-0.0
41 Lew Burdette
1950 - 1967
SP
28.9
 
3.4
-0.2
25.8
-0.0
42 Mel Parnell
1947 - 1956
SP
27.5
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
27.4
-0.0
43 Rip Sewell
1932 - 1949
SP
27.0
 
2.0
-0.1
25.0
-0.1
44 Fred Hutchinson
1939 - 1953
SP
26.5
WW2
 
5.8
-0.0
20.7
-0.1
45 Ewell Blackwell
1942 - 1955
SP
26.1
WW2
 
-0.6
-0.0
26.8
0.0
46 Joe Dobson
1939 - 1954
SP
26.0
WW2
 
-1.6
0.1
27.5
0.0
47 Allie Reynolds
1942 - 1954
SP
25.9
 
-0.1
-0.0
26.0
-0.1
48 Johnny Vander Meer
1937 - 1951
SP
25.6
WW2
 
-1.4
-0.1
27.0
-0.0
49 Steve Gromek
1941 - 1957
SP
25.1
 
2.5
0.0
22.5
-0.0
50 Nels Potter
1936 - 1949
SP
24.8
 
2.0
0.0
22.8
0.0
51 Spud Chandler
1937 - 1947
SP
24.4
WW2
 
1.2
0.0
23.2
0.0
52 Tiny Bonham
1940 - 1949
SP
23.6
 
-0.9
0.0
24.5
0.0
53 Tex Hughson
1941 - 1949
SP
23.5
WW2
 
-2.2
0.0
25.7
-0.0
54 Dick Donovan
1950 - 1965
SP
23.4
 
2.7
-0.2
20.8
-0.1
55 Johnny Schmitz
1941 - 1956
SP
22.4
WW2
 
-2.0
0.0
24.5
0.0
56 Denny Galehouse
1934 - 1949
SP
22.0
WW2
 
-3.7
0.1
25.7
0.1
57 Larry Jansen
1947 - 1956
SP
21.4
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.1
23.0
0.1
58 Johnny Rigney
1937 - 1947
SP
19.8
WW2
 
-1.1
0.1
20.9
0.1
59 Mickey McDermott
1948 - 1961
SP
18.9
 
5.2
-0.0
13.8
0.0
60 Ray Herbert
1950 - 1966
SP
18.9
 
2.7
-0.1
16.3
0.0
61 Paul Minner
1946 - 1956
SP
18.8
WW2
 
2.7
-0.1
16.2
0.0
62 Al Benton
1934 - 1952
SP
18.5
WW2
 
-5.9
0.0
24.4
0.0
63 Harry Gumbert
1935 - 1950
SP
17.9
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
18.2
-0.0
64 Kirby Higbe
1937 - 1950
SP
17.8
WW2
 
-1.8
-0.1
19.5
-0.0
65 Bob Porterfield
1948 - 1959
SP
17.6
WW2
 
0.5
0.0
17.0
-0.0
66 Mickey Haefner
1943 - 1950
SP
17.3
 
1.7
-0.0
15.7
-0.0
67 Vic Raschi
1946 - 1955
SP
16.8
WW2
 
0.2
0.0
16.6
-0.0
68 Eddie Smith
1936 - 1947
SP
16.7
WW2
 
0.5
0.1
16.2
0.0
69 Jim Hearn
1947 - 1959
SP
16.0
WW2
 
-1.2
-0.2
17.4
-0.1
70 Hank Borowy
1942 - 1951
SP
15.9
WW2
 
0.2
0.0
15.7
0.0
71 Red Munger
1943 - 1956
SP
15.4
WW2
 
-0.3
-0.1
15.7
-0.0
72 Jack Harshman
1948 - 1960
SP
15.1
WW2
 
3.7
-0.1
11.4
-0.1
73 Sid Hudson
1940 - 1954
SP
14.9
WW2
 
1.7
0.0
13.2
-0.0
74 Dave Koslo
1941 - 1955
SP
14.9
WW2
 
-2.7
-0.1
17.6
-0.0
75 Ralph Branca
1944 - 1956
SP
14.6
 
-1.7
-0.0
16.3
0.0
76 Chuck Stobbs
1947 - 1961
SP
14.5
 
0.6
-0.1
13.9
-0.1
77 Ken Heintzelman
1937 - 1952
SP
14.4
WW2
 
-2.2
-0.1
16.7
-0.0
78 Jesse Flores
1942 - 1950
SP
14.4
 
0.5
-0.0
13.9
-0.0
79 Carl Erskine
1948 - 1959
SP
14.1
WW2
 
-2.4
-0.2
16.6
-0.0
80 Alex Kellner
1948 - 1959
SP
14.0
WW2
 
1.4
0.0
12.5
-0.0
81 Bob Muncrief
1937 - 1951
SP
13.8
 
-1.4
0.0
15.3
0.0
82 Warren Hacker
1948 - 1961
SP
13.3
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.2
13.6
-0.1
83 Elmer Riddle
1939 - 1949
SP
12.9
 
0.9
-0.0
12.0
0.0
84 Sandy Consuegra
1950 - 1957
SP
11.9
 
-0.4
0.0
12.3
0.0
85 Jim Wilson
1945 - 1958
SP
11.8
 
0.3
-0.0
11.5
0.0
86 Vern Bickford
1948 - 1954
SP
11.7
WW2
 
-1.3
-0.0
13.0
0.0
87 Dave Ferriss
1945 - 1950
SP
11.7
WW2
 
3.3
-0.1
8.4
-0.1
88 Vic Lombardi
1945 - 1950
SP
11.6
WW2
 
1.2
0.0
10.4
0.0
89 Russ Christopher
1942 - 1948
SP
11.2
 
-0.2
-0.0
11.4
-0.0
90 Tommy Byrne
1943 - 1957
SP
11.2
WW2
 
4.9
0.0
6.2
0.0
91 Art Houtteman
1945 - 1957
SP
11.1
KOR
 
0.1
0.0
11.0
-0.0
92 Jack Kramer
1939 - 1951
SP
10.9
WW2
 
0.3
-0.0
10.7
-0.0
93 Bill Wight
1946 - 1958
SP
10.7
WW2
 
-2.9
0.0
13.6
0.0
94 Hank Wyse
1942 - 1951
SP
10.7
WW2
 
-1.6
0.0
12.3
0.0
95 Bill Voiselle
1942 - 1950
SP
10.6
 
-1.6
0.0
12.3
0.0
96 Ray Scarborough
1942 - 1953
SP
10.6
WW2
 
-0.1
0.0
10.7
0.0
97 Joe Haynes
1939 - 1952
SP
10.4
 
1.3
0.0
9.1
0.0
98 Jim Bagby
1938 - 1947
SP
10.4
WW2
 
1.6
0.1
8.8
0.1
99 Red Barrett
1937 - 1949
SP
10.3
 
-2.6
0.0
12.9
0.0
100 Sam Zoldak
1944 - 1952
SP
10.3
 
-0.5
-0.0
10.8
-0.0
 
  Ewell Blackwell
1942 - 1955
SP
26.1
WW2
 
-0.6
-0.0
26.8
0.0
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