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Otto Hess

Otto Hess
Born: (1878-10-10)October 10, 1878
Bern, Switzerland
Died: February 25, 1926(1926-02-25) (aged 47)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 3, 1902, for the Cleveland Bronchos
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1915, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Pitching record 70–90
Earned run average 2.98
Strikeouts 580
Career highlights and awards

Otto C. Hess (October 10, 1878 – February 25, 1926) born in Bern, Switzerland was a pitcher for the Cleveland Bronchos/Cleveland Naps (1902 and 1904–08) and Boston Braves (1912–15).

In 1914, Hess was a member of the Braves team that went from last place to first place in two months, becoming the first team to win a pennant after being in last place on the Fourth of July.[1] He is the first person born in Switzerland to play Major League Baseball.

In 10 seasons he had a 70–90 win-loss record in 198 games, with 165 games started, 129 complete games, 18 shutouts, 5 saves, 1,418 innings pitched, 1,355 hits allowed, 663 runs allowed, 25 home runs allowed, 448 walks allowed, 580 strikeouts, 83 hit batsmen, 38 wild pitches and a 2.98 ERA. He died in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 47.

See also


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  1. ^ , by Joseph M. Overfield, Baseball Digest, May 1961, Vol. 20, No. 4, ISSN 0005-609XHow Losing an Exhibition Sparked Miracle Braves

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