"King Carl" as he was
called, is best known for his remarkable performance in the 1934 All-Star
game. He began the game yielding a single and a walk, before striking
out five consecutive future Hall of Famers. Among them were Babe Ruth,
Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx.
The 1934 All-Star game was just one of the many miraculous pitching performances
by the left-handed hurler of the New York Giants. Over a career that spanned
16 seasons, Hubbell won the National League Most Valuable Player award
in 1933 and 1936, pitched in three World Series, and netted five straight
20 win seasons.
Hubbell could never quite step away from the game he grew up playing.
After his retirement in 1943, he was director of the Giants minor league
organization and was later director of player development for 35 years.
The last 10 years of his life were spent as a Giants scout. Carl Hubbell
was inducted into baseballs Hall
of Fame in 1947.