Bill Fleming

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Bill Fleming
Born: (1913-07-31)July 31, 1913
Rowland Heights, California
Died: June 4, 2006(2006-06-04) (aged 92)
Reno, Nevada
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 1940, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 19, 1946, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 16–21
Earned run average 3.79
Innings pitched 442

Leslie Fletchard "Bill" Fleming (July 31, 1913 – June 4, 2006) was an American professional baseball pitcher. A right-hander, the native of Rowland Heights, California, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg), and attended Saint Mary's College of California. His professional career lasted for 16 seasons between 1936 and 1953, missing the 1945 campaign because of service in the United States Army during World War II.

Fleming won 128 games in minor league baseball and appeared in all or parts of six Major League seasons for the Boston Red Sox (1940–1941) and Chicago Cubs (1942–1944, 1946). In his MLB career, Fleming posted a 16–21 win–loss record with a 3.79 earned run average and 167 strikeouts in 123 games pitched (40 as a starter).

He died in Reno, Nevada, at the age of 92.

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