Carl Hubbell nicknamed “The Meal Ticket” and “King Carl“, was an American Major League Baseball player. He was a pitcher for the New York Giants of the National League from 1928 to 1943, and remained on the team’s payroll for the rest of his life, long after their move to San Francisco.
Twice voted the National League’s Most Valuable Player, Hubbell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. During 1936 and 1937, Hubbell set the major league record for consecutive wins by a pitcher with 24. He is perhaps best remembered for his performance in the 1934 All-Star Game, when he struck out five future Hall of Famers – Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin – in succession. Hubbell’s primary pitch was the screwball.
Meeker is a small rural town in Lincoln County, Oklahoma that was established in 1903, when the railroad depot was located on Julian Meeker’s property. The 2000 Census population indicated 978 residents and 1,145 per the 2010 Census. The town is located 14 miles south of Chandler on highway 18 and 62.