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James Patrick "Snipe" Conley, one of the best spitball pitchers in the minors, set a Texas League record of 19 consecutive victories while pitching for Dallas in 1917. During that record setting season, Conley pitched a no-hitter in which he faced the minimum 27 batters and led the league in wins (27) and strikeouts (171). Conley pitched for Dallas for 12 seasons (1916-1927) and managed the team for three (1925-1927). His mound work helped to win two pennants (1917, 1918), and he piloted his club to a third (1926). He retired from the league when the spitter was outlawed but was coaxed back to pitch two games for Dallas 1941. Conley, now in his late forties, won both games for his old team. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1973.

James Patrick "Snipe" Conley