September 30, 1884|
Died: December 19, 1970
|April 15, 1907, for the Brooklyn Superbas|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 13, 1916, for the Brooklyn Robins|
|Earned run average||2.42|
|Career highlights and awards|
George Napoleon "Nap" Rucker (September 30, 1884 – December 19, 1970) was a left-handed Georgia.
Rucker threw a no-hitter against the Boston Doves on September 5, 1908 . He led the National League in complete games (27), innings pitched (320.1), and shutouts (6) in 1910. His best year was 1911, when he won 22 games for the Dodgers. He holds the Brooklyn Dodgers record for the most shutouts in the National League (38); most strikeouts (16) in a regulation nine-inning game, and the most 1-0 shutouts (3) in a 154-game season. He became strictly a knuckleball pitcher when his speed declined.
After his baseball career, Rucker went on to a successful business career, and served as mayor of Roswell, Georgia.
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