George Mullen

George Mullen

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Metal pinback button featuring Detroit Tigers' pitcher George Mullen. It is an example of pins made available as promotons from Sweet Caporal Cigarettes.
Right handed pitcher George Mullin (1880-1944) had five 20 win seasons for the Detroit Tigers between 1902-1913. During his tenure, the Tigers, led by star outfielder Ty Cobb, made three World Series appearances, all losses. In 1913 Mullin spent a brief time with the Washington Senators before finishing his career in the International and Federal Leagues.
The pitcher, with a lifetime record of 228-196 and an earned run average of 2.82, was known for his stamina, and ranks amongst the all-time leaders in complete games. An excellent hitter for his position, Mullin batted.262 for his career.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, baseball
button
baseball button
pin
date made
1910
Associated Name
Detroit Tigers
maker
American Tobacco Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in; 1.905 cm
ID Number
2014.3013.238
nonaccession number
2014.3013
catalog number
2014.3013.238
subject
Sports
Baseball
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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