July 26, 1932 |
Bayonne, New Jersey
|June 15, 1952, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 4, 1959, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||4.76|
|Innings pitched||215 2⁄3|
Richard Stanley Brodowski (born July 26, 1932) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in 1952 and from 1955 through 1959 for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians. He batted and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).
Brodowski signed with the Red Sox in 1951 and in his first pro season he won 21 games (in 26 decisions) in the Class D Ohio–Indiana League. Promoted all the way to Triple-A in 1952, he went 7–1 in ten starting assignments with seven complete games, earning a call up to the Red Sox at the age of 19. In 20 games pitched and 12 starts, he notched a 5–5 record and 4.41 earned run average with four complete games, as he took turns in a pitching rotation that included Mel Parnell, Mickey McDermott, Dizzy Trout and Sid Hudson. But he spent 1953–54 in military service and was ineffective after his return in 1955, spending one season with Boston before moving to Washington and Cleveland.
In his six-season, 72-game MLB career, Brodowski posted a 9–11 record with five complete games, five saves, and 85 strikeouts and a 4.76 ERA in 215 2⁄3 innings pitched. He allowed 212 hits and 124 bases on balls.
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