Effie Norton

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Effie Norton
Pitcher
Born: (1873-08-17)August 17, 1873
Conneaut, Ohio
Died: March 5, 1950(1950-03-05) (aged 76)
Aspinwall, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 8, 1896, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 1897, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
ERA 4.13
Record 5-2
Strikeouts 16
Teams

Elisha Strong "Effie" Norton (August 17, 1873 in Conneaut, Ohio – March 5, 1950 in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania), also nicknamed "Leiter," was a right-handed professional baseball pitcher who played from 1896 to 1897 for the Washington Senators. He is the great-grandfather in law of pitcher John Fulgham.

Prior to playing professional baseball, Norton attended Ohio State University, where, in 1895, he was the "star" of the team. [1]

He made his big league debut on August 8, 1896. He went 3–1 with a 3.07 ERA in eight games (five starts). In 44 innings, he had 14 walks and 13 strikeouts. The following season, he went 2–1 with a 6.88 ERA in 17 innings. He walked 11 and struck out three. Although a pitcher by trade, he also played three games in the outfield that season. On June 5, 1897, he played his final big league game.

Overall, Norton went five and two with a 4.13 ERA in 61 innings (12 games, seven games started). He walked 25 batters and struck out 13. For a pitcher, he wasn't a bad hitter. He hit .243 in 37 career at-bats.

After his death, he was buried at Conneaut City Cemetery in Conneaut, Ohio.

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