July 13, 1921|
|Died: December 31, 2000
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 15, 1947 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1956 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.83|
|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.
|Boston Red Sox pitching coach
|Atlanta Braves pitching coach
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