Harry Dorish

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Harry Dorish
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Pitcher
Born: (1921-07-13)July 13, 1921
Swoyersville, Pennsylvania
Died: December 31, 2000(2000-12-31) (aged 79)
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1947 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1956 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 45–43
Earned run average 3.83
Strikeouts 332
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Harry "Fritz" Dorish (July 13, 1921 – December 31, 2000) was an American professional baseball player. Born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, he was a right-handed pitcher over all or parts of ten seasons (1947–1956) with the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. For his career, he compiled a 45–43 record in 323 appearances, mostly as a relief pitcher, with a 3.83 earned run average and 332 strikeouts. Dorish stole home plate on the front end of a double steal on June 2, 1950 and is the last American League pitcher to steal home.

Dorish was a scout for the Red Sox, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians, and the pitching coach for Boston (1963) and the Atlanta Braves (1968–71) after his playing career. He died in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, at the age of 79.

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Preceded by
Sal Maglie
Boston Red Sox pitching coach
1963
Succeeded by
Bob Turley
Preceded by
Whit Wyatt
Atlanta Braves pitching coach
1968–1971
Succeeded by
Lew Burdette