Elmer Riddle

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Elmer Riddle
Elmer Riddle Reds.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1914-07-31)July 31, 1914
Columbus, Georgia
Died: May 14, 1984(1984-05-14) (aged 69)
Columbus, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 1939 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 3, 1949 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Pitching Record 65-52
Earned run average 3.40
Strikeouts 342
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Elmer Ray Riddle (July 31, 1914 – May 14, 1984) was a professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1939–1949) with the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the National League ERA champion in 1941 with Cincinnati. For his career, he compiled a 65–52 record in 190 appearances, with a 3.40 ERA and 342 strikeouts.

He was born in Columbus, Georgia, and later died there at the age of 69. His older brother Johnny Riddle was a Major League catcher and coach.

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