Lynn Lovenguth

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Lynn Lovenguth
Born: (1922-11-29)November 29, 1922
Camden, New York
Died: September 29, 2000(2000-09-29) (aged 77)
Beaverton, Oregon
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1955 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1957 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 0–2
Earned run average 3.67
Innings pitched 27

Lynn Richard Lovenguth (November 29, 1922 – September 29, 2000) was an American professional baseball player. The right-handed pitcher played for 16 seasons (1946–1961) in minor league baseball, with two Major League trials for the 1955 Philadelphia Phillies and the 1957 St. Louis Cardinals. He batted left-handed, stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Lovenguth won 193 games during his minor league career (losing 174), including two 20-win seasons. In 1956, he was named the International League's pitcher of the year after he posted a 24–12 record and a 2.68 earned run average in 39 games and 279 innings pitched with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The native of Camden, New York, played in nine Major League organizations.[1]

In the Majors, he appeared in 16 games, going winless in two decisions and 20 strikeouts in 27 innings. He issued 16 bases on balls and gave up 23 hits for a 1.444 WHIP.[2]

Lynn Lovenguth died at age 77 in Beaverton, Oregon.