Axel Lindstrom

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Axel Lindstrom
Pitcher
Born: (1895-08-26)August 26, 1895
Gustavsberg, Sweden
Died: June 24, 1940(1940-06-24) (aged 44)
Asheville, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 3, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Games 1
Innings pitched 4
ERA 4.50
Teams
  • Philadelphia Athletics (1916)

Axel Olaf Lindstrom (August 26, 1895 - June 24, 1940) was a pitcher for the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics.

The 1916 A's had the worst winning percentage of any major league baseball team in the 20th century. Lindstrom made his lone appearance at the close of the season, pitching the last four innings on October 3. He allowed just two earned runs to get the save. This meant that Lindstrom actually ended the season tied for the team lead in saves, with one. (Two other pitchers also saved one game apiece for the 1916 A's.)

In his only two big league at-bats, he went one-for-two, and singled home a run.

Lindstrom was born in Sweden in 1895 and died in North Carolina in 1940.

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