George Dockins

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George Dockins
Pitcher
Born: (1917-05-05)May 5, 1917
Clyde, Kansas
Died: January 22, 1997(1997-01-22) (aged 79)
Clyde, Kansas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 5, 1945, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 8-6
Earned run average 3.55
Strikeouts 34
Teams

George Woodrow Dockins (May 5, 1917 – January 22, 1997) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1945) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1947). The left-hander stood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighed 175 lbs. George is the only Major League Baseball player from Clyde, Kansas

Dockins had a rookie season of (8-6, 3.21 ERA). He made his major league debut in relief on May 5, 1945 against the Chicago Cubs at Sportsman's Park. His first major league win came twenty-five days later, also in relief, in a 12-inning 4-2 victory over the Boston Braves in the first game of a home doubleheader. He pitched his first major league shutout on August 8, 1945 vs. the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.

After World War II was over, he got into four more big league games. Pitching four times in relief for Brooklyn in 1947, he gave up seven earned runs in 5.1 innings. From 1946 to 1949, he spent most of his professional career with the Fort Worth Cats, the Dodgers' AA affiliate. With them, he had a 12-6 record and a 2.16 ERA in 20 games in 1946.

Career totals for 35 games pitched include an 8–6 record, 5 complete games, and 2 shutouts. He allowed 52 earned runs in 131.2 innings pitched for an ERA of 3.55. He handled 31 out of 32 chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .969.

Dockins died in his hometown of Clyde, Kansas.

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