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September 15, 1940 |
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
|August 14, 1963, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 2, 1974, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||2.85|
Frank Alfred Linzy (born September 15, 1940) was a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (1963 and 1965–70), the St. Louis Cardinals (1970–71), the Milwaukee Brewers (1972–73), and the Philadelphia Phillies (1974).
He finished 13th in voting for the 1965 National League MVP and 3rd in voting for Rookie of the Year for having a 9–3 Win–Loss record, 57 Games, 40 Games Finished, 21 Saves, 81 2⁄3 Innings Pitched, 76 Hits Allowed, 19 Runs Allowed, 13 Earned Runs Allowed, 2 Home Runs Allowed, 23 Walks Allowed, 35 Strikeouts, 3 Hit Batsmen, 5 Wild Pitches, 334 Batters Faced, 8 Intentional Walks and a 1.43 ERA.
Used almost exclusively as a relief pitcher throughout his 11-year career—starting just two games—Linzy finished 342 games, saving 111. He was not a "closer" in the modern sense. Linzy was a 1960s "fireman" in that the Giants called upon him at any time, not just in the 9th inning, but sometimes in the 7th or 8th, or whenever the opposition was threatening to score late in a tight game. In 1965 and 1966, Linzy was especially effective in two tight pennant races. A hard thrower, he arguably had his best season in 1965 with a record of 9–3, 21 saves and finishing 40 games.
In 11 years Linzy had a 62–57 Win–Loss record, 516 Games, 2 Games Started, 342 Games Finished, 111 Saves, 816 2⁄3 Innings Pitched, 790 Hits Allowed, 315 Runs Allowed, 259 Earned Runs Allowed, 35 Home Runs Allowed, 282 Walks Allowed, 358 Strikeouts, 14 Hit Batsmen, 30 Wild Pitches, 3,454 Batters Faced, 97 Intentional Walks, 1 Balk and a 2.85 ERA.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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