John Townsend

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John Townsend, nicknamed ‘Peach Stone Jack’ hailed from Townsend, Delaware and played baseball in 155 games for three Major League baseball teams from 1901 to 1906. He pitched for Philadelphia of
the National League, and Cleveland and Washington of the American League. As a starting pitcher, his record was 36 wins and 84 losses with five shutouts and an ERA of 3.59. He pitched in 28 games as
a relief pitcher with four wins and three losses with a 4.73 ERA. Peach Stone Jack’s major league statistics were: 1901 with Philadelphia – 10 and 6 with a 3.35 ERA,  1902 with Washington
 10 and 19 with a 4.45 ERA,  1903 with Washington  1 and 11 with a 3.46 ERA,  1904 with Washington  5 and 26 with a 3.58 ERA,  1905 with Washington  7 and 16 with a
2.63 ERA,  1906 with Cleveland  3 and 6 with a 2.91 ERA.   John walked 416 batters and stuck out 473 during his career. His career batting average was .166 (71 hits, including 14
doubles, three triples and one home run). He drove in 29 runs, scored six, had three walks and three stolen bases. 



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