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Kenneth Eugene Holloway (August 8, 1897 - September 25, 1968) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1922 and 1930. Listed at 6' 0", 185 lb., Holloway batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Barwick, Georgia. It has been erroneously reported that he was born "Halloway" or “Hollaway” and changed his name to Holloway. This is not true, he was born Kenneth Elijah Holloway and changed his middle name to Eugene, and family members have carried that name for four generations.

A curveball specialist, Holloway entered the majors in 1922 with the Detroit Tigers, playing for them seven years before joining the Cleveland Indians (1929-30) and New York Yankees (1930). His most productive seasons came for Detroit, when he went 14-6 in 1924 and 13-4 in 1925. His .700 and .765 W-L% in that seasons were only surpassed by Walter Johnson (.767) and Stan Coveleski (.800), respectively, and his nine relief victories led the American League in 1924.

In a nine-season career, Holloway posted a 64-52 record with 293 strikeouts and a 4.40 ERA in 285 appearances, including 11 starts, 43 complete games, four shutouts, 18 saves, and 1160.0 innings of work.

Holloway died in Thomasville, Georgia at age 71.

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  • As a handler of men, Ty Cobb is cruel, autocratic, and entirely without sympathy, said Holloway about Detroit's manager, adding that Cobb made his pitchers throw a beanball. One day I ignored his order to throw at Joe Judge. Even though I got Judge to pop up, it cost me a hundred dollar fine.

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