Marv Breuer

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Marv Breuer
Marv Breuer 1940 Play Ball card.jpeg
Pitcher
Born: (1914-04-29)April 29, 1914
Rolla, Missouri
Died: January 17, 1991(1991-01-17) (aged 76)
Rolla, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1939 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
August 28, 1943 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Win–loss record 25–26
Earned run average 4.03
Strikeouts 226
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Marvin Howard "Baby Face" Breuer (April 29, 1914 – January 17, 1991) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Yankees from 1939 to 1943.[1]

In the 1941 World Series, Breuer came on as a reliever in the fifth inning of Game 4 to relieve Atley Donald, with the Yankees losing 4-3. Breuer pitched three scoreless innings, which enabled the Yankees to ultimately win the game on a passed ball by Mickey Owen[2] Breuer also pitched in the 1942 World Series, which the Yankees lost to the St. Louis Cardinals.

After Breuer's playing career ended, he spent 31 years working for the United States Geological Survey until his retirement in 1976. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy, two children, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marv Breuer Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-1-5.
  2. ^ a b "The Obit For Marv Breuer". thedeadballera.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

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