All-Time Indians: Charles Nagy

Name: Charles Harrison Nagy Position: Starting Pitcher

Number: 41
Tribe Time: 1990-2002 DOB: 05/05/1967
Accolades: 3 Time All-Star (1992,1996,1999), Top 10 Cy Young (1992,1995-1996)
Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 BAA
Best Season (1992) 17 10 0.630 2.96 33 33 10 3 252.0 252 91 83 11 57 169 1.23 6.0 0.250
Career 129 103 0.556 4.51 313 297 31 6 1,942.1 2,173 1,054 974 217 583 1,235 1.42 5.7 0.272
Post Season Career 3 4 0.429 4.49 15 14 0 0 84.2 87 49 42 14 30 55 1.39 5.9 0.256

Chuck Nagy was 12 innings pitched as a Padre from being one of the best players to play his entire career as a Cleveland Indian. Nagy came on strong in 1991, getting a vote for rookie of the year, moving on to a seventh place Cy Young Award finish in 1992. Nagy was the base of the Indians rotation though the greatest decade of their history and the only constant starter over that entire decade. Even though he wasn’t always the best pitcher on the team, he was remarkably consistent with ERAs between 3.50 and 4.00 and at least ten wins every season. His durability was also to be admired, as he pitched in at least 33 games every full length season from 1991 to 1999. In the two strike-shortened seasons he still pitched in over 20 games.

His long career allowed him to accumulate a lot of positive statistics placing him among the top ten in wins, starts and strike outs for the Cleveland Indians. That has also allowed him to give up the second most home runs in Indians history. Nagy briefly rejoined the Indians in 2009 when he became the pitching coach for the Columbus Clippers. After a single season back he left to join the Arizona Diamondbacks as their pitching coach where he remains for the present (2013). Nagy was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame in 2007 due to both his regular season contributions as well as his impressive post season numbers. Nagy played in the playoffs more years than any other Indian pitcher ever (five). He has also pitched more innings and struck out more batters than any other Indians pitcher in the postseason. His thirteen strikeouts in eleven innings the 1996 ALDS lead him to the best K/9 ratio of any pitcher in a single series. Charles Nagy, the Cleveland Indians pitcher of the 1990′s.

Charles Nagy

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