Homer Blankenship

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Homer Blankenship
Pitcher
Born: (1902-08-04)August 4, 1902
Bonham, Texas
Died: June 22, 1974(1974-06-22) (aged 71)
Longview, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1922, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1928, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–3
Earned run average 5.22
Strikeouts 10
Teams

Homer "Si" Blankenship (August 4, 1902 – June 22, 1974) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]

Blankenship, a Cherokee Native American,[2] was born in Bonham, Texas, and attended high school in Ada, Oklahoma. He made his MLB debut for the White Sox in 1922, at the age of 20. He played in Chicago for parts of two seasons.[1] Besides a short stint with the Pirates in 1928, he then pitched in the Texas League from 1926 to 1930. He won a career-high 17 games for the Shreveport Sports in 1926.[3]

Blankenship retired from professional baseball in 1931. He died in 1974 in Longview, Texas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Homer Blankenship Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  2. ^ "American Indian Baseball Players". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  3. ^ "Homer Blankenship Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-28.

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