Gordon Maltzberger

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Gordon Maltzberger
Pitcher
Born: (1912-09-04)September 4, 1912
Utopia, Texas
Died: December 11, 1974(1974-12-11) (aged 62)
Rialto, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 27, 1943 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1947 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win-loss record 20–13
Earned run average 2.70
Strikeouts 136
Innings pitched 29313
Teams

Gordon Ralph Maltzberger (September 4, 1912 – December 11, 1974) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of four seasons (1943–1944, 1946–1947) with the Chicago White Sox. For his career, he compiled an 20–13 record in 135 appearances, mostly as a relief pitcher, with a 2.70 earned run average and 136 strikeouts.[1][2] Maltzberger was one of the few baseball players who wore glasses and may not have had a professional baseball career if it were not for the fact that many players had joined the military in support of World War II. Maltzberger would also serve in the Army in 1945, missing a season.[2]

After his playing career, Maltzberger was a minor league manager in the Milwaukee Braves and White Sox farm systems,[3] and served as the pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins for three seasons.[4]

He was born in Utopia, Texas and later died in Rialto, California at the age of 62. He was buried at the Hermosa Memorial Cemetery in Colton, California.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon Maltzberger at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Gilbert, Bill (1992) They Also Served: Baseball and the Home Front, 1941-1945. New York: Crown Publishers, pages 132-133.[1]
  3. ^ Baseball Reference (minors)
  4. ^ Retrosheet
  5. ^ Gordon Maltzberger at Find a Grave

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Preceded by
Eddie Lopat
Minnesota Twins Pitching Coach
1962–1964
Succeeded by
Johnny Sain