John Walter "Duster" Mails
(October 1, 1894 - July 5, 1974) born in San Quentin, California
was a pitcher
for the Brooklyn Robins
(1915–16), Cleveland Indians
(1920–22) and St. Louis Cardinals
He helped the Robins win the 1916 National League Pennant, the Indians win the 1920 World Series
and the Cardinals win the 1926 World Series
In seven seasons he had a 32-25 Win-Loss record, 104 Games, 59 Games Started, 29 Complete Games, 5 Shutouts, 26 Games Finished, 2 Saves, 516 Innings Pitched, 554 Hits Allowed, 281 Runs Allowed, 235 Earned Runs Allowed, 27 Home Runs Allowed, 220 Walks Allowed, 232 Strikeouts, 13 Hit Batsmen, 7 Wild Pitches, 2,288 Batters Faced and a 4.10 ERA.
Duster graduated from Christian Brothers High School
and attended Saint Mary's College of California
. He died in San Francisco, California
at the age of 79.
Walter Mails, 6’, 200-pound left-hander, had a 20-12. 3.96 record for the pennant winners. Mails was one of the most pompous, overbearing, arrogant, egotistical players who ever put on a uniform. To the fans he was a great showman, but many of those he worked with on and off the field thoroughly detested him. He was born in the town of San Quentin, CA, “outside the walls,” he always said, where his mother was postmaster for many years. He reached the majors with Brooklyn in 1915 when he was only 20, but after going 0-2 in 13 games in 1915-16 he went back to the minors. Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson called Mails... Read More