December 7, 1911|
|Died: December 18, 1998
|April 30, 1934, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 3, 1949, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.97|
Dennis Ward Galehouse (December 7, 1911 – December 18, 1998) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Browns between 1934 and 1949. Galehouse batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Marshallville, Ohio and grew up in nearby Doylestown.
Galehouse led the American League in fewest bases on balls allowed per nine innings pitched (2.482) in 1947, and finished fifth in shutouts in the American League (with three) that season.
In 15 seasons, Galehouse had a 109–118 win–loss record, pitched 375 games (258 starts), 100 complete games, 17 shutouts, 13 saves, 851 strikeouts, and a 3.97 ERA.
Galehouse started a one-game winner-take-all playoff for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland in October 1948 to determine who would win the AL pennant. The Sox lost that game and Cleveland went on to win the World Series that year. Galehouse remained in baseball after his playing career as a scout for both the Red Sox and Indians, as well as the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres. He died in Doylestown, Ohio, at the age of 86.
- Interview with baseball player Denny Galehouse (sound recording) by Eugene C. Murdock on Nov. 18, 1974, in Doylestown, Ohio (90 min.). Available on Cleveland Public Library's Digital Gallery.
- Denny Galehouse at Find a Grave
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