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Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Art Mahaffey, Jr.

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Arthur Mahaffey, Jr. MLB Pitcher

 If you would have to guess the Philadelphia Phillie that holds the team’s single game record for strikeouts by a pitcher, you wouldn’t necessarily think it was Art Mahaffey.Maybe Steve Carlton, Curt Schilling, Robin Roberts, Cole Hamels or Roy Holliday, but Mahaffey's name slips through the cracks. Despite often not being mentioned with the above, Art Mahaffey was a two-time National League All-Star with the Fightins; (1960-65) won 19 games in 1962, and went 12-9 as a starter for the fabled 1964 Phillies. Born June 4, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Art is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals (1966).He set a Phillies club record with 17 strikeouts in a game against the Chicago Cubs on April 23, 1961 which still stands today. Art donned the cover of the April, 1963 Sports Illustrated magazine. “Ernie Banks hit a couple home runs off me my rookie year, but I struck him out three times and he popped up once that day,” Mahaffey smiled.

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