Eli Grba

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Eli Grba
Relief pitcher
Born: (1934-08-09) August 9, 1934 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 10, 1959 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
August 4, 1963 for the Los Angeles Angels
Career statistics
Win–loss record 28-33
Earned run average 4.48
Strikeouts 255
Teams

Eli Grba (born August 9, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 5-year baseball career, he pitched for the New York Yankees (1959–1960) and Los Angeles Angels (1961–1963). He was the first selection in the 1960 MLB expansion draft, and he became a charter member of the Angels. He started the first game in club history on April 11, 1961, pitching nine innings in a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He spent two full seasons in the Angels' starting rotation, and held the team's all-time wins record (19 wins) at the end of the second season. Unfortunately, he also held the team's all-time losses record (22 losses).[1] His major league career ended during the 1963 season when he was only 28 years old.

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  1. ^ "Historical MLB, Minor League and College Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 

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