Of all the Bob Porterfield cards out there, this would be the one I'd take if I could choose just one.* That's because 1953 was Porterfield's career year, his lone gem amongst a sea of mediocrity. Aside from 1953, Porterfield reached double digits in wins just three times (13 being his best total), but lost more games than he won all three of those seasons. In '53 though, Bob was dealing for sure! He paced the league with 22 wins (to just 10 losses), 24 complete games (yes, you read that correctly) and 9 shutouts! The Cy Young Award didn't exist back in 1953, but if it had there's a good chance the guy you're looking at above would have been your winner. As it stands he was named The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year.
*I'm guessing this is the first time that sentence has ever been written by anyone
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