Arnie Portocarrero

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Arnie Portacarrero
Born: (1931-07-05)July 5, 1931
New York City
Died: June 21, 1986(1986-06-21) (aged 54)
Kansas City, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1954, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 15, 1960, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 38-57
Earned run average 4.32
Strikeouts 338

Arnold Mario Portocarrero (July 5, 1931 in New York City – June 21, 1986 in Kansas City, Kansas), was a professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1954-1960. He would play for the Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, and Baltimore Orioles. In 1954, his first year in the majors, he was a franchise hope for the Athletics who were in desperate shape both on the field and financially. It was hoped that the team might be good enough to improve attendance in Philadelphia's Shibe Park. The year before, some A's games had fewer than 2000 in the stands. But the Athletics did not improve, nor did gate receipts. The team was sold to Kansas City interests by the 1955 season. Portocarrero continued to pitch with KC and then with Baltimore. His best year was 1958 with a weak Baltimore team, the once St. Louis Browns. He had 15 wins with 11 losses.

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