This is the story of two major league baseball records that will never be broken, and a notable image in American journalistic history.
Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn was 1 when his family moved to Bloomington Illinois. At the age of 24, “Hoss” joined the Peoria Reds, an early barnstorming team and he later pitched in the Major Leagues between 1881 and 1891. His career featured two seasons, and two records, that will stand forever.
In order to appreciate Hoss’ exploits, compare these facts: