George Zuverink

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George Zuverink
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Born: (1924-08-20) August 20, 1924 (age 89)
Holland, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1951 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
June 15, 1959 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Win-loss record 32-36
Earned run average 3.73
Strikeouts 223

George Zuverink (born August 20, 1924 in Holland, Michigan) is a former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of eight Major League Baseball seasons (1951-52, 1954-59) with the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Redlegs, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. For his career, he compiled a 32–36 record in 265 appearances, mostly as a relief pitcher, with a 3.54 earned run average and 223 strikeouts.

In 1957, Zuverink and Frank Zupo twice formed the only "Z" battery in major league history as of 2011, the first time coming on July 1, 1957 when Zupo made his big-league debut with a 10th-inning catching appearance against the New York Yankees.

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  • The editors of the Sporting News (1992). Baseball A Doubleheader Collection of Facts, Feats, & Firsts. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News Publishing Co. ISBN 0-88365-785-6. .

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