Jack Brittin

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Jack Brittin
Born: (1924-03-04)March 4, 1924
Athens, Illinois
Died: January 5, 1994(1994-01-05) (aged 69)
Springfield, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1950, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1951, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Games pitched 6
Earned run average 6.75
Strikeouts 6
Innings pitched 8

John Albert "Jack" Brittin (March 4, 1924 – January 5, 1994) was an American professional baseball player. The right-handed pitcher appeared briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball in 1950 and 1951. He was born in Athens, Illinois; he was listed as 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 175 pounds (79 kg).

Brittin served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater of World War II[1] and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. His professional playing career extended from 1947 through 1954. In 1949, he won 21 gams for the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class B Interstate League. He was recalled by the pennant-bound 1950 Phillies in September from Triple-A, and in his debut he pitched a scoreless inning in a marathon, 19-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati was ahead, 5–2, when Brittin relieved Robin Roberts in the eighth. He retired the Reds in order, then was removed for a pinch hitter. The Phillies tied the game in the ninth, and then again in the 18th frame, and won it 8–7 in their half of the 19th.[2]

In six total games pitched in the big leagues, all in relief, Brittin had a 0–0 record with a 6.75 earned run average. He allowed seven hits, six earned runs and nine bases on balls in eight full innings pitched.

Brittin died in Springfield, Illinois, at the age of 69.


  1. ^ "Baseball in Wartime - Those Who Served A to Z". BaseballinWartime.com. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 8, Cincinnati Reds 7 (2)". retrosheet.org. September 15, 1950. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 

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