Jerry Casale

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Jerry Casale
Pitcher
Born: (1933-09-27) September 27, 1933 (age 80)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1958 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 22, 1962 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win-loss record 17-24
Earned run average 5.08
Strikeouts 207
Teams

Jerry Joseph Casale (born September 27, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1958 and 1962. Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 200 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.

Casale was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent sometime before the 1952 season. He reached the majors in 1958 with the Boston Red Sox, spending three years with them before moving to the Los Angeles Angels (1961) and Detroit Tigers (1961–1962). His most productive season came in 1959 with Boston, when he recorded career-highs in wins (13), strikeouts (93), ERA (4.31), complete games (9), innings pitched (179 ⅔ ), and collected two three-hit shutouts against the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. His .619 Won-Loss % ranked him 10th in the American League.

In a five-season career, Casale posted a 17–24 record with 207 strikeouts in 370 ⅓ innings. He also helped himself with the bat, hitting .216 (25-for-116) with four home runs and 15 RBI.

Following his baseball retirement, Casale opened a restaurant on 34th Street near Park Avenue, Manhattan. An entire wall of his restaurant features a mural of Fenway Park, and a younger Casale about to slam a home run over the Green Monster, Fenway's left-field wall. He also has collaborated in Bat for the Cure, an annual fantasy softball challenge organizated to raise money and awarenness in the fight against prostate cancer.

Today Casale lives in Secaucus, New Jersey.[1]

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  1. ^ Wright, E. Assata. "A MLB playre in winter" The Union City Reporter; October 10, 2010; Pages 5 & 19

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