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Bob Klinger

Bob Klinger
Pitcher
Born: (1908-06-04)June 4, 1908
Allenton, Missouri
Died: August 19, 1977(1977-08-19) (aged 69)
Villa Ridge, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1938 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1947 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win-loss record 66-61
Earned run average 3.68
Strikeouts 357
Teams

Career highlights and awards

  • American League pennant: 1946

Robert Harold Klinger (June 4, 1908 – August 19, 1977) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of eight seasons (1938–1943, 1946–1947) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox. For his career, he compiled an 66–61 record in 265 appearances, with a 3.68 earned run average and 357 strikeouts. Klinger was a relief pitcher on Boston's American League pennant-winning team in 1946, earning the loss in Game 7 of the 1946 World Series. He was on the mound when Enos Slaughter made the famous "Mad Dash" from first base to score the go-ahead run in the 8th inning on a hit by Harry Walker.

He was born in Allenton, Missouri, and later died in an automobile accident in Villa Ridge, Missouri, at the age of 69.

See also

Biography portal
Baseball portal

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Photo

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