June 15, 1943 |
|April 19, 1966, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 17, 1973, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||6.62|
Closter represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics, where baseball was a demonstration sport. He was signed by the New York Yankees before the beginning of the 1965 season, was drafted from them by the Cleveland Indians before being purchased from them by the Washington Senators before the 1966 season.
Closter was severely injured in a collision with Dallas Green, which derailed his career for some time. He made it back to the majors in 1971 with the Yankees, but never established himself and was out of the majors after 1973.
In 2006, Closter was elected to the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame.
- Michael, Matt (July 28, 2006). "Tepedino, Closter find fame here". Syracuse Post-Standard. Retrieved 24 September 2011.