Earl Kunz

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Earl Dewey Kunz (December 25, 1898 – April 14, 1963 in Sacramento, California), nicknamed "Pinches", was a professional baseball pitcher who spent one season in Major League Baseball. In total, Kunz spent 13 season in professional baseball, the majority of those in the Pacific Coast League.

Early life[edit]

Kunz was born in Sacramento, California on December 25, 1898. Kunz was nicknamed "Pinches" and "Pinch."[1] As a kid, he played sandlot ball with future major leaguer Kettle Wirts.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Sacramento Senators[edit]

In 1920, Kunz began his professional career with the Sacramento Senators. That season, he went 3–11 with a 4.78 earned run average (ERA) in 39 games. His second season, Kunz went 14–12 with a 3.79 ERA in 50 games. He led all Senators pitchers in games played (50), and was second in bases on balls (walks) allowed (103).[2]


  1. ^ a b O'Connor, Alan (2007). Gold on the Diamond: Sacramento's Greatest Baseball Players 1886 to 1976. Big Tomato Press. pp. 58, 59. ISBN 0-9791233-0-5. 
  2. ^ "1921 Sacramento Senators". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 

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