Dick Conger

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Dick Conger
Born: (1921-04-03)April 3, 1921
Los Angeles, California
Died: February 16, 1970(1970-02-16) (aged 48)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 1940, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1943, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3–7
Earned run average 5.14
Strikeouts 24

Richard Conger (April 3, 1921 – February 16, 1970) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Philadelphia Phillies.[1] His key pitch was the fastball.[2]

From 1944 to 1946 Conger served in the military during World War II.[3]

After his major league career, Conger continued to play in the minor leagues, his last season being with Sacramento (PCL) and Oklahoma City (Texas League) in 1950.[4]

On June 26, 2011, he was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. ^ "Dick Conger Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  2. ^ Neyer, Rob and James, Bill. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 170.
  3. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1137. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  4. ^ Dick Conger minor league stats, retrieved 2011-06-10
  5. ^ "Sports Shorts". Jewish Sports Review. July–August 2011. 

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