Benn Karr

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Benn Karr
Born: (1893-11-28)November 28, 1893
Mount Pleasant, Mississippi
Died: December 8, 1968(1968-12-08) (aged 75)
Memphis, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1920, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 3, 1927, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win-loss record 35-48
Earned run average 4.60
Strikeouts 180

Benjamin Joyce Karr [Baldy] (November 28, 1893 – December 8, 1968) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1920 and 1927 for the Boston Red Sox (1920–22) and Cleveland Indians (1925–27). Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 lb., Karr batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Mississippi.

In a six-season career, Karr posted a 35–48 record with 180 strikeouts and a 4.60 ERA in 177 appearances, including 58 starts, 29 complete games, one shutout, five saves, and 780⅓ innings of work. He also pitched in the minors for 15 years and served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Karr died in Memphis, Tennessee at age 75.

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