Gene Packard

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Gene Packard
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Packard in 1915
Born: (1887-07-13)July 13, 1887
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Died: May 19, 1959(1959-05-19) (aged 71)
Riverside, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 27, 1912, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 14, 1919, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Won/Loss Record 85-69
ERA 3.01
Strikeouts 488

Eugene Milo Packard (July 13, 1887, in Colorado Springs, Colorado – May 18, 1959, in Riverside, California), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1912 to 1919. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Packers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies.

On August 3, 1918, while with the Cardinals he gave up 12 runs in a game and did not take the loss. That feat was not matched for 90 years, until Scott Feldman of the Texas Rangers did the same on August 13, 2008.[1][2]

One of the minor league teams Packard played for was the Independence Jewelers based in Independence, Kansas in 1908. Packard pitched a one hit shutout against Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 26.[3] On August 10 the local newspaper headline read "Packard Breaks World's Record". The game the newspaper was talking about was against Bartlesville, Oklahoma on August 8, and Packard had pitched a perfect game.[4]


  1. ^ Petraglia, Mike, "Records galore set in Fenway slugfest: Red Sox, Rangers match league mark for runs scored in game,", 8/13/08, accessed 8/15/09
  2. ^ Bloch, Teddy, "Fading Yankees see injuries as their downfall," USA Today, 8/13/08, accessed 8/15/09
  3. ^ Lamb, Bill. "Gene Packard". Society for American Baseball Research. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Packard Breaks World's Record". Independence Daily Reporter. August 10, 1908. 

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