December 1, 1921|
Manchester, New Hampshire
|Died: July 26, 2013
Berlin, New Hampshire
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 24, 1942 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 4, 1949 for the St. Louis Browns|
|Earned run average||4.32|
John Robert Savage (December 1, 1921 – July 26, 2013) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Browns in parts of five seasons spanning 1942–1949. Listed at 6' 2", 180 lb., Savage batted and threw right handed. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Savage originally signed with the Athletics in 1942, making his major league debut on June 24. Like many other players of the era, his career was interrupted by World War II conflict. He served with the 3rd Infantry Regiment, where received three Purple Heart awards.
Following his discharge, Savage returned to the Athletics in 1946, pitching for them during three seasons before joining the Browns in 1949, his last major league season. He then continued to pitch in the Minor leagues until 1953.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society – Bob Savage tells his story