George Witt

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George Witt
Pitcher
Born: (1931-11-09)November 9, 1931
Long Beach, California
Died: January 30, 2013(2013-01-30) (aged 81)
Laguna Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1957 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1962 for the Houston Colt .45's
Career statistics
Win–loss record 11-16
Earned run average 4.32
Strikeouts 156
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Not to be confused with George Witt (collector).

George Adrian Witt (November 9, 1931-January 30, 2013),[1] sometimes listed as Red Witt, was a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball (1957–62) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels and Houston Colt .45's.[2]

Witt was a member of the 1960 World Series champion Pirates.[2] For his career he compiled an 11–16 record with a 4.32 earned run average and 156 strikeouts in 66 appearances.[3][4]

Witt was a high school physical education instructor, a science teacher, and a baseball and tennis coach at Tustin High School in Tustin, California; as well as a former Foreign Study League group leader, leading high school students through a number of European foreign capitals comparing different governmental systems.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Hayes (Feb 7, 2013). "Obituary George Witt / Relief pitcher was part of Pirates '60 title run". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b Ron Cook (May 11, 1987). "To Witt, baseball was unhappy time". The Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  3. ^ Red Witt Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ George Witt Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
  5. ^ Red Witt. - BR Bullpen

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