Bert Thiel

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Bert Thiel
Born: (1926-05-04) May 4, 1926 (age 92)
Marion, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1952, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1952, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–1
Earned run average 7.71
Innings pitched 7
Strikeouts 6

Maynard Bert Thiel (born May 4, 1926) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher, manager and scout. He appeared in only four Major League games as a relief pitcher for the 1952 Boston Braves, but fashioned a 14-year playing career in the minor leagues (1947–59; 1961). Born in Marion, Wisconsin,[1] he threw and batted right-handed, and stood 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall and weighed 185 lb (84 kg).[1]

Thiel's MLB trial occurred at the outset of the 1952 season. He split two decisions and compiled an earned run average of 7.71 over seven innings pitched. As a minor league hurler, however, Thiel won 145 games and lost 108 for a .563 winning percentage and compiled an earned run average of 3.76. He had one 20-win season, and enjoyed 18, 16, 15 and 14 game-winning seasons during a career spent in the farm systems of the Braves, New York/San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox.[1]

Thiel managed in the Kansas City Athletics and Chicago White Sox organizations, and scouted for the Washington Senators, Braves and ChiSox after his playing career.


  1. ^ a b c "Bert Thiel Statistics and History". Retrieved December 10, 2016. 

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