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June 17, 1932 |
|September 24, 1957, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 18, 1965, for the Washington Senators|
|Earned run average||4.44|
Bennie Daniels Jr. (born June 17, 1932) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched from 1957–65 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Senators. Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 193 lb (88 kg), he batted left-handed, but threw right-handed. During a 9-season career, Daniels compiled 45 wins, 471 strikeouts, and a 4.44 earned run average.
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Daniels began his career in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1951 with Great Falls in the Pioneer League. After spending the 1953–54 seasons in military service, he moved up in the minor leagues. After a good 17–8 season with Hollywood in the Pacific Coast League, Pittsburgh called him up in September 1957.
Daniels has the distinction of starting the last game played in Ebbets Field by the Brooklyn Dodgers on September 24, 1957. Daniels, pitching for the Pirates, was defeated by Danny McDevitt of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2–0.
After retiring from baseball Bennie Daniels moved to Compton, California with his wife Jimmie Sue Daniels and two children, Michael Daniels and Vickie Daniels. Bennie Daniels currently[when?] resides in Compton, California.
- "Bennie Daniels Minor Leagues Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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