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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