George Payne (baseball)

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George Payne
Born: (1889-05-23)May 23, 1889
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
Died: January 24, 1959(1959-01-24) (aged 69)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 1920, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1920, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1-1
Earned run average5.46

George Washington Payne was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched in sixteen games, all as a relief pitcher, in 1920 for the Chicago White Sox.

Payne had a long career in the minor leagues, spanning twenty-eight years. His professional career began in 1913, when he appeared in one game for the Charleston Sea Gulls of the South Atlantic League. His final year came in 1940, when he managed and pitched in nine games for the Worthington Cardinals of the class-D Western League at the age of 51.

Payne was elected to the Texas League Hall of Fame in 2006. He pitched in the Texas League for the Wichita Falls Spudders (1927–1929) and Houston Buffaloes (1930–1934). He won 20 games three times in eight seasons, including a 28-win season in 1929.

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