Augie Prudhomme

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Augie Prudhomme
Born: (1902-11-20)November 20, 1902
Frierson, Louisiana
Died: October 4, 1992(1992-10-04) (aged 89)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1929 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1929 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 1-6
Earned run average 6.22
Strikeouts 26

John Olgus "Augie" Prudhomme (November 20, 1902 – October 4, 1992) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Detroit Tigers in 1929.[1]


Prudhomme was born in Frierson, Louisiana. He started his professional baseball career in 1926, with the New England League's Lawrence Merry Macks. That season, he went 19–11 with a 4.79 earned run average and led the league in wins and innings pitched.[2] Prudhomme then played in the International League for a few seasons.[3] In 1928, he went 19–15 with a 3.02 ERA, and this earned him a spot on the Detroit Tigers' roster.

1929 was Prudhomme's only season in the major leagues. He pitched in 34 games, including 6 starts, and went 1–6 with a 6.22 ERA.[1] He returned to the minors in 1930 and his career petered out from there, as he never posted another ERA total under 4.50.[3]

Prudhomme retired with 95 career minor league wins to go along with his lone major league victory. He died in 1992 in Shreveport, Louisiana.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Augie Prudhomme Statistics and History". Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  2. ^ "1926 New England League Pitching Leaders". Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  3. ^ a b "Augie Prudhomme Minor League Statistics & History". Retrieved 2010-12-03.

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