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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsRoyMahaffey Lee Roy MahaffeyNickname: PopeyeBorn: February 9,1903 in Belton, S.C.Died: July 23, 1969 in Anderson ,S.C.Debut: 1926 | Pos: PH: 6′ | W: 180 | B: R | T: RYrWLGSVIPSOERA96749224510563655.01>> Visit theRoy Mahaffey biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Roy Mahaffey, who was born in Belton, S.C., had one claim to fame that many of his pitching peers from the time didn’t.  In five years of regular season appearances against the New York Yankees, Mahaffey never surrendered a home run to slugger Babe Ruth.He debuted for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1926 season at the age of 23. In two years with the Pirates, Mahaffey pitched a total of 14 innings and finished with a 1-0 record white allowing 8 earned runs.Mahaffey reappeared in the majors in 1930 with the Philadelphia Athletics. He finished with a 9-5 record and a 5.01 earned run average that season, but would put together a strong year in 1931. As the fourth starter for the Athletics.Mahaffey compiled a record of 15-4 and a 4.21 earned run average to help the Athletics to an AL Championship. He allowed one earned run in one inning pitched in the 1931 World Series.