Was there any pitchers that went straight to the major leagues without going to the minors?
Here's a list of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who never
played in the minor leagues? Excluding the black players who never
made it to the major leagues, and players such as Ernie Banks, who
made it to the majors directly from the Negro leagues, there are 14
such players. In the group of eight pitchers that skipped the
minors are: Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, Catfish Hunter, Walter
Johnson, Ted Lyons, Chief Bender, Eppa Rixey and Eddie Plank.
The other Hall of Famers without minor league records are Frankie
Frisch, second baseman; George Sisler, first baseman, and Mel Ott,
Dave Winfield, Al Kaline, right fielders, and Robin Yount of the