Jack Bentley (baseball)

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Jack Bentley
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Born: (1895-03-08)March 8, 1895
Sandy Spring, Maryland
Died: October 24, 1969(1969-10-24) (aged 74)
Olney, Maryland
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 1913 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 1927 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Win-loss record 46-33
Earned run average 4.01
Strikeouts 259
Career highlights and awards
  • National League pennant: 1923, 1924
  • Led AL in saves in 1914 with 4 (tied with 3 other pitchers)

John Needles Bentley (March 8, 1895 – October 24, 1969) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of nine seasons (1913–1916, 1923–1927) with the Washington Senators, New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies. For his career, he compiled a 46–33 record in 138 appearances, with a 4.01 earned run average and 259 strikeouts. Bentley was a member of the Giants' pennant-winning teams in 1923 and 1924. He was 1–3 with a 4.94 ERA and 11 strikeouts in World Series play.

He was born in Sandy Spring, Maryland and later died in Olney, Maryland at the age of 74.

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