Happy Townsend

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Happy Townsend
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Born: (1879-04-09)April 9, 1879
Townsend, Delaware
Died: December 21, 1963(1963-12-21) (aged 84)
Wilmington, Delaware
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1901, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1906, for the Cleveland Naps
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 34–82
Earned run average 3.59
Strikeouts 473

John "Happy" Townsend (April 9, 1879 – December 21, 1963), was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1901 to 1906. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators, and Cleveland Naps.

Townsend started his career with the Phillies in 1901, but after the season he jumped to Washington of the new American League. He pitched there for four seasons, finishing with a record of 22–69. In 1904, he led the league in both losses (26) and wild pitches (19).

In 2005, the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Townsend.

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