Bob Kuzava

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Bob Kuzava
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Kuzava with the Yankees in 1953
Pitcher
Born: (1923-05-28) May 28, 1923 (age 91)
Wyandotte, Michigan
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 21, 1946 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1957 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 49–44
Earned run average 4.05
Strikeouts 446
Teams

Robert Leroy Kuzava (born May 28, 1923) is an American former professional baseball player, a left-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1946–1947), Chicago White Sox (1949–1950), Washington Senators (1950–1951), New York Yankees (1951–1954), Baltimore Orioles (1954–1955), Philadelphia Phillies (1955), Pittsburgh Pirates (1957) and St. Louis Cardinals (1957). He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. In 2003, Bob Kuzava was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame [1]

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Kuzava helped the Yankees win both the 1951 and 1952 World Series, gaining the saves in final games in both 1951 against the New York Giants (Game 6) and 1952 against the Brooklyn Dodgers (Game 7). He finished fourth in voting for the 1949 American League Rookie of the Year for having a 10–6 Win-Loss record, 29 Games (18 Started), 9 Complete Games, 1 Shutout, 3 Games Finished, 156⅔ Innings Pitched, 139 Hits Allowed, 76 Runs Allowed, 70 Earned Runs Allowed, 6 Home Runs Allowed, 91 Walks, 83 Strikeouts, 1 Hit Batsmen, 2 Wild Pitches, 685 Batters Faced, a 4.02 ERA and a 1.468 WHIP.

In 10 seasons he had a 49-44 Win-Loss record, 213 Games (99 Started), 34 Complete Games, 7 Shutouts, 58 Games Finished, 13 Saves, 862 Innings Pitched, 849 Hits Allowed, 427 Runs Allowed, 388 Earned Runs Allowed, 54 Home Runs Allowed, 415 Walks, 446 Strikeouts, 8 Hit Batsmen, 18 Wild Pitches, 3,748 Batters Faced, 1 Balk, a 4.05 ERA and a 1.466 WHIP.

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