Ed Walsh (1881-1959) was a major league baseball pitcher with the Chicago White Sox. His career ERA of 1.82 is the lowest ever recorded. From 1906 to 1912, Walsh averaged 24 wins, 220 strikeouts, and posted an ERA of below 2.00 five times. His finest season was 1908 when he went 40-15 with 269 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.42. He was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1946.
Ed looks the part. Baseball players, especially in those days, were tough and crusty. I would want Ed on my side.