Elmer Riddle

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Elmer Riddle
Elmer Riddle Reds.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1914-07-31)July 31, 1914
Columbus, Georgia
Died: May 14, 1984(1984-05-14) (aged 69)
Columbus, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 1939 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 3, 1949 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record 65–52
Earned run average 3.40
Strikeouts 342
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Elmer Ray Riddle (July 31, 1914 – May 14, 1984) was a professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1939–1949) with the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the National League ERA champion in 1941 with Cincinnati. For his career, he compiled a 65–52 record in 190 appearances, with a 3.40 ERA and 342 strikeouts.

He was born in Columbus, Georgia, and later died there at the age of 69. His older brother Johnny Riddle was a Major League catcher and coach.

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