Hank Webb

Henry Gaylon Matthew Webb (born May 21, 1950 in Copiague, New York, USA) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1972 to 1977 for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Webb's claim to fame is that he was the losing pitcher in the longest game played to a decision in National League history. On September 11, 1974, Webb pitched the 25th inning of the Mets' loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Webb was charged with the only error of his major league career when his wild pickoff throw allowed Bake McBride to score all the way from first base to give St. Louis the victory. It was the first decision of Webb's major league career.

Webb pitched a seven inning, 1–0 no hit victory for the Tidewater Tides of the International League on June 7, 1974.

He is the father of 3 sons, Kevin, Kyle and current Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ryan Webb

  1. ^ "Game Length Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sep 11, 1974, Cardinals at Mets Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. September 11, 1974. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Ballplayers – Hank Webb". baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 

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