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
Win–loss record 26–21
Earned run average 4.26
Strikeouts 188

Archie Richard "Happy" McKain (May 12, 1911 – May 21, 1985) was a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Browns between 1937 and 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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