May 30, 1924 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 24, 1951 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 22, 1962 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||4.12|
|Career highlights and awards|
Omar Joseph "Turk" Lown (born May 30, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of eleven seasons (1951–1954, 1956–1962) with the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox. The 6 ft (1.8 m), 180 lb (82 kg) Lown got his nickname as a child because of his fondness for eating turkey.
For his career, he compiled a 55–61 record in 504 appearances, mostly as a relief pitcher, with a 4.12 earned run average, 73 saves and 574 strikeouts. In 1959, he led the American League in saves and games finished to help lead the White Sox to the pennant. Lown did not give up a run in three appearances in the 1959 World Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also led the National League in successive seasons (1956–1957) in games finished, while topping the NL in games pitched (67) in 1957.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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