Brazle in about 1953.
October 19, 1913|
|Died: October 24, 1973
Grand Junction, Colorado
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|July 25, 1943 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1954 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||3.98|
|Career highlights and awards|
Alpha Eugene Brazle (October 19, 1913 – October 24, 1973) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The left-hander was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1936, and later traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Mike Ryba in September, 1940. He played his entire MLB career for the Cards (1943, 1946–1954). In 1954, at the age of 40, he was the oldest player to appear in a National League game that season.
Brazle finished in the league's top ten in a dozen pitching categories, including games pitched (7 times), saves (6 times), games finished (5 times), winning percentage (4 times), and earned run average (3 times).
His career totals include a record of 97–64 (.602), 441 games, 60 saves, 178 games finished, 1376.2 innings pitched, 554 strikeouts, and a 3.31 ERA. He was a member of two pennant-winning clubs, losing in the 1943 World Series to the New York Yankees, and winning the 1946 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
- List of St. Louis Cardinals team records
- List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders
- List of Major League Baseball saves champions
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- The Deadball Era
- Al Brazle at Find a Grave