Big Jeff Pfeffer

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Big Jeff Pfeffer
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Pitcher
Born: (1882-03-31)March 31, 1882
Champaign, Illinois
Died: December 19, 1954(1954-12-19) (aged 72)
Kankakee, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1905, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 9, 1911, for the Boston Rustlers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 31-39
Earned run average 3.30
Strikeouts 317
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Francis Xavier "Big Jeff" Pfeffer (March 31, 1882 in Champaign, Illinois – December 19, 1954 in Kankakee, Illinois) was a Major League pitcher from 1905 to 1911. He threw a no-hitter in 1907. He was the older brother of Jeff Pfeffer.

Pfeffer attended the University of Illinois. He made his MLB debut on April 15, 1905 for the Chicago Cubs and had a 4-4 record for them that season. He missed out on the 1906 World Series, going to Boston, where he had his most active season with a record of 13-22 for the 1906 season. He finished second in the National League that season in complete games and strikeouts.

Early the following season, Pfeffer pitched a no-hitter on May 8, 1907, with the Boston Doves defeating Cincinnati 6-0. The Doves would later become known as the Boston Rustlers and then eventually Boston Braves.

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Preceded by
Mal Eason
No-hitter pitcher
May 8, 1907
Succeeded by
Nick Maddox