Archie McKain

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Archie McKain
Born: (1911-05-12)May 12, 1911
Delphos, Kansas
Died: May 21, 1985(1985-05-21) (aged 74)
Salina, Kansas
Batted: Both Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 1937, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 5, 1943, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Games played 167
At bats 142
Hits 25

Archie Richard McKain (May 12, 1911 – May 21, 1985), nicknamed "Happy", was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played six seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1937–1938), Detroit Tigers (1939–1941), and St. Louis Browns (1941–1943). Born in Delphos, Kansas, McKain went 8-8 as a Red Sox rookie in 1937. He was traded to the Tigers with Pinky Higgins on December 15, 1938, for Elden Auker, Chet Morgan and Jake Wade. McKain went 5-0 with a 2.82 ERA (adjusted ERA+ of 168) for the 1940 Tigers, with 17 games finished. When the Browns traded him to Brooklyn in July 1943, he retired and returned to his native Kansas to farm. McKain died in 1985 at Salina, Kansas.

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