George Witt

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George Witt
Born: (1931-11-09)November 9, 1931
Long Beach, California
Died: January 30, 2013(2013-01-30) (aged 81)
Laguna Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1957, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1962, for the Houston Colt .45's
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 11–16
Earned run average 4.32
Strikeouts 156
Career highlights and awards

George Adrian Witt (November 9, 1931 – January 30, 2013),[1] sometimes listed as Red Witt, was a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball (1957–62) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels and Houston Colt .45's.[2]

Witt was a member of the 1960 World Series champion Pirates.[2] For his career he compiled an 11–16 record with a 4.32 earned run average and 156 strikeouts in 66 appearances.[3][4]

Witt was a high school physical education instructor, a science teacher, and a baseball and tennis coach at Tustin High School in Tustin, California; as well as a former Foreign Study League group leader, leading high school students through a number of European foreign capitals comparing different governmental systems.[5]


  1. ^ Hayes, John (Feb 7, 2013). "Obituary George Witt / Relief pitcher was part of Pirates '60 title run". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cook, Ron (May 11, 1987). "To Witt, baseball was unhappy time". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Red Witt Statistics and History". Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "George Witt Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "George Witt - BR Bullpen". Retrieved April 14, 2016. 

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