Steve Gromek

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Steve Gromek
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Pitcher
Born: (1920-01-15)January 15, 1920
Hamtramck, Michigan
Died: March 12, 2002(2002-03-12) (aged 82)
Clinton Charter Township, Michigan
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 18, 1941 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1957 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win-loss Record 123-108
Earned run average 3.41
Strikeouts 904
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Stephen Joseph Gromek (January 15, 1920 – March 12, 2002) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played seventeen seasons in the American League with the Cleveland Indians (1941–1953) and the Detroit Tigers (1953–1957). He was a native of Hamtramck, Michigan.

An All-Star in 1945, Gromek posted a 19–9 won-loss record with a 3.26 ERA. In Game 4 of the 1948 World Series, Gromek pitched one game, defeating the Boston Braves in a complete game win. He was traded mid-season to the Tigers in 1953. In his first full season with the team, Gromek went 18–16 with a 2.74 ERA, and 17 complete games.

In 1981, Gromek became a member of the National Polish-American Hall of Fame. [1]

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