Falconer's Hugh Bedient pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 1912-14 and compiled a 58-53 record with a 3.08 ERA. His rookie year of 1912 was Bedient's best when he compiled a 20-9 record and a 2.92 ERA. That same season he faced Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants in the pivotal fifth game of the World Series and defeated him 2-1 on a three-hitter. He also faced Mathewson in the seventh game and was taken out after seven innings with the score tied 1-1. Boston went on to win the game in 10 innings 3-2.
In all, Hugh pitched 18 innings in 4 games in the 1912 World Series with an ERA of 0.50, for the champion Red Sox. A crowd of 25,000 people greeted Bedient when he returned home.
With an offer to double his salary and play closer to home, Bedient jumped to Buffalo of the Federal League in 1915. He pitched 269 innings in 53 games for the Buffeds.
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Of Special Interest
Hugh Bedient's son, Hugh Jr. has a story as well, and it is shared on the website Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice.