Harry Shuman

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Harry Shuman (March 5, 1915 – October 25, 1996) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1942–43) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1944). The right-hander stood 6' 2" and weighed 195 lb (88 kg).

Baseball career[edit]

Shuman is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on September 14, 1942, in a road game against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. He pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the 6–1 loss.

Career totals include 30 games pitched, all in relief, a 0–0 record with 19 games finished, 25 earned runs allowed in 50.2 innings, and an ERA of 4.44.

Late life[edit]

Shuman worked for the Philadelphia Democratic Committee, greeting visitors to the committee's offices, toward the end of his life.

Shuman died in his hometown of Philadelphia at the age of 81.

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