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George Turbeville

George Turbeville
Born: (1914-08-24)August 24, 1914
Turbeville, South Carolina
Died: October 5, 1983(1983-10-05) (aged 69)
Salisbury, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 20, 1935 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1937 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record 2–12
Earned run average 6.14
Strikeouts 47

George Elkins Turbeville (August 24, 1914 in Turbeville, South Carolina – October 5, 1983 in Salisbury, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1935 to 1937.

He made his major league debut on July 20, 1935 at the age of 20. He appeared in 19 games for the Athletics, starting six of them and going 0–3 with a 7.63 ERA. In 6323 innings, he allowed 74 hits and 69 walks, while striking out only 20 batters. In 1936, he went 2–5 with a 6.39 ERA in 12 games (six starts). He walked 32 batters in 4323 innings, striking out 10. On May 10 of that year, he allowed Joe DiMaggio's first career home run. He played his final big league season in 1937, going 0–4 with a 4.77 ERA in 31 games (three starts). In 7713 innings, he walked 56 batters and struck out 19 while leading the league with nine wild pitches. He also led the league in errors among pitchers with five.[1]

Overall, he pitched three seasons in major league baseball, playing his final game on September 29, 1937. He went 2–12 with a 6.14 ERA, walking 157 batters in 18423 innings while striking out only 47. He is one of only two pitchers in major league history to walk at least 145 and strikeout less than 55 batters in a career - the other is Dick Welteroth.

He played minor league baseball until 1946, going 51–47 in 191 minor league games. In seven minor league seasons, he walked 564 batters.[2]

Following his death, he was interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, South Carolina.


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  2. ^ BR Minors
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