Slim Sallee

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Slim Sallee
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Sallee with the Cardinals in 1911
Pitcher
Born: (1885-02-03)February 3, 1885
Higginsport, Ohio
Died: March 23, 1950(1950-03-23) (aged 65)
Higginsport, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 16, 1908 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1921 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Win-loss record 174-143
Earned run average 2.56
Strikeouts 836
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Harry Franklin "Slim" Sallee (February 3, 1885 – March 23, 1950) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of fourteen seasons (1908–1921) with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. For his career, he compiled a 174–143 record in 476 appearances, with an 2.56 earned run average and 836 strikeouts. In Cardinals' franchise history, Sallee ranks 3rd all-time in earned run average (2.67), 7th in innings pitched (1905.3), 8th in games started (215) and wins (106, tied with Adam Wainwright), and 7th in losses (107).

Sallee pitched in two World Series, both against the Chicago White Sox, and was a member of the victorious Reds in the infamous "Black Sox" 1919 World Series. He produced the best season of his career for the 1919 Reds, going 21–7 with a 2.06 earned run average. He lost a World Series to the White Sox as a member of the 1917 Giants. In World Series play, Sallee compiled a 1–3 record in 4 appearances, with a 3.45 earned run average and 6 strikeouts.

Sallee was born and later died in Higginsport, Ohio at the age of 65. He was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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