Elam Vangilder

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Elam Vangilder
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Born: (1896-04-23)April 23, 1896
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Died: April 30, 1977(1977-04-30) (aged 81)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1919, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
May 27, 1929, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 99-102
Earned run average 4.28
Strikeouts 474

Elam Russell Vangilder (April 23, 1896 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri – April 30, 1977 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1919-1929. He would play for the St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers.

His baseball career was brought to an end after suffering from a knee injury that required surgery. Unfortunately the surgery was unable to repair the knee and caused his inability to walk without support from a cane or crutch.

He returned to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he lived out his life on his dairy farm.

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