March 31, 1891|
|Died: December 8, 1975
Palo Alto, California
|April 11, 1917, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 21, 1925, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.63|
During World War I, John Couch served as first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in France. After the war, he began his Major League Baseball career as a pitcher in 1917 with the Detroit Tigers. He did not play again until 1922 with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1923 he played part of the season with the Reds and the other part with the Philadelphia Phillies. It was in this season that he pitched 16 wins, the most in his career. The next season, he continued playing with the Phillies until 1925 when he ended his Major League career.
He appeared on Zeenut Series baseball cards for 1916 and 1919.
Couch later worked for the California Highway Patrol as a motorcycle officer. He retired, remaining in Palo Alto with his wife, the former Miss Zetta Mills. They had one child, Mary Jean Couch.
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