Cliff Fannin

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Cliff Fannin
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Pitcher
Born: (1924-05-13)May 13, 1924
Louisa, Kentucky
Died: December 11, 1966(1966-12-11) (aged 42)
Sandusky, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1945, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1952, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 34–51
Earned run average 4.85
Innings pitched 733
Teams

Clifford Bryson Fannin (May 13, 1924 in Louisa, Kentucky[1] – December 11, 1966) was an American professional baseball pitcher who appeared in Major League Baseball from 19451952.[2] The right-hander played his entire career for the St. Louis Browns. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, he stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

In 164 Major League games pitched, 98 as a starting pitcher, Fannin compiled a win–loss mark of 34–51, with an earned run average of 4.85 and 352 strikeouts. He logged six shutouts and 28 complete games, and earned six saves. Fannin's best season was probably 1948, when he went 10–14, with ten complete games, and 102 strikeouts, the only season he struck out more than 100. Over his MLB career, Fannin allowed 763 hits and 393 bases on balls in 733 innings.

He died at age 42 in Sandusky, Ohio, of a coronary occlusion.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cliff Fannin – Stats, Bio – MLB Baseball". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cliff Fannin". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Too Young To Die". The Dead Ball Era. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 

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