January 20, 1893|
|Died: August 8, 1982
San Jose, California
|July 11, 1916, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 18, 1917, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Career highlights and awards|
Albert Frank "Al" Gould (January 20, 1893 – August 8, 1982), also known as "Pudgy", was an American Major League Baseball player who pitched two seasons for the Cleveland Indians of the American League. Born in Muscatine, Iowa, he was 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) in height and weighed 160 pounds (73 kg).
Major League career
Gould made his major league debut on July 11, 1916 for the Cleveland Indians. He pitched a shutout on August 2, 1916 against the Philadelphia Athletics. He finished the season with a 5-6 record and a 2.53 earned run average (ERA) in 30 games. The following season, he spent the year with the Indians and played in 27 games, going 4-4 with a 3.64 ERA. He returned to the minor leagues after that season.
Minor League career
Gould enjoyed a long career in the minors, mainly playing in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). His 14 seasons in the PCL produced a win-loss record of 127–134, an earned run average of 4.43, highlighted by leading the league in winning percentage in 1927. A very good fielder in both the minors and the majors, he twice led the PCL at his position in fielding percentage. Another highlight of his PCL career took place in 1919, when he pitched two complete game victories in one doubleheader. Most of his minor league success game with the Salt Lake City Bees. With them, he had 71 wins in five seasons between 1919 and 1923.
- "Al Gould's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- "1916 Cleveland Indians". baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- The Pacific Coast League: A Statistical History, 1903–1957, pg. 266. by Dennis Snelling. Retrieved 2008-04-06.