Huck Betts

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Huck Betts
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Huck Betts 1934 Goudey baseball card
Pitcher
Born: (1897-02-18)February 18, 1897
Millsboro, Delaware
Died: June 13, 1987(1987-06-13) (aged 90)
Millsboro, Delaware
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1920 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1935 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Win–loss record 61-68
Earned run average 3.93
Strikeouts 323
Teams

Walter McKinley "Huck" Betts (February 18, 1897 – June 13, 1987), born in Millsboro, Delaware, was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1920–25) and Boston Braves (1932–35).

In 10 seasons he had a 61–68 win–loss record, 307 games, 125 games started, 53 complete games, 8 Shutouts, 128 games finished, 16 Saves, 1,366 13 innings pitched, 1,581 hits allowed, 716 runs allowed, 596 earned runs allowed, 83 home runs allowed, 321 walks, 323 strikeouts, and a 3.93 ERA.

He threw a fastball, a curveball, and a screwball.[1]

In 1980, Betts was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. He died in his hometown at the age of 90.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Bill; Neyer, Rob (2004-06-15). The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches. Simon and Schuster. p. 134. ISBN 9780743261586. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 

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