The most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only man ever to be awarded 5 Navy Crosses. And he couldn't get a better nickname than Chesty?
Chesty Puller was never played in a game.
In his 19-season career, Roberts compiled a 286-245 record with 2,357 strikeouts, a 3.41 ERA, 305 complete games, 45 shutouts, and 4,688 innings pitched in 676 games. He holds the Major League records for home runs allowed by a pitcher (505) and for most consecutive Opening Day starts for the same team with 12, between 1950 and 1961. Also: he's dead.
(d) May 6th, 2010