Vic Raschi

Known as “The Springfield Rifle,” Raschi was one of the Yankees’ pitching aces during the early Casey Stengel era.

One of the Yankees pitching aces of the early Casey Stengel era, Vic was a mainstay of the New York Yankees pitching staff during five straight World Series championship teams from 1949-1953.

Raschi won 21 games three years in a row during that period, and was nicknamed “The Springfield Rifle.” He had a 132-66 lifetime record, with 26 shutouts to his credit. His five career World Series victories are eighth on the all-time list for pitchers. He finished his career as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Athletics in 1954 and 1955.

Vic Raschi was elected to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1987, and died on October 14, 1988 in Groveland, New York.