Johnny Enzmann

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Johnny Enzmann
Johnny Enzmannin 1918.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1890-03-04)March 4, 1890
Brooklyn, New York
Died: March 14, 1984(1984-03-14) (aged 94)
Riverhead, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 10, 1914, for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1920, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 11-12
Earned run average 2.84
Strikeouts 91
Teams

John Enzmann (a.k.a. Gentleman John) (March 4, 1890 in Brooklyn, New York – March 14, 1984 in Riverhead, New York) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Biography[edit]

He pitched for the 1914 Brooklyn Robins, the 1918–1919 Cleveland Indians and the 1920 Philadelphia Phillies. Following his baseball career, Enzmann worked as toolmaker from which he retired in 1972.

The Phillies celebrated the franchise's centennial in 1983 and identified Enzmann as the team's then-living oldest player. Enzmann was 93 years old and living in Ft. Lauderdale.[1] As part of celebrations on May 1, 1983, Enzmann threw out the first-pitch prior to the Phillies game against the Houston Astros at Veterans Stadium.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Wulf (1983-03-14). "In Philadelphia, They're The Wheeze Kids". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Phillies begin 100-year celebration". Gettsyburg Times. 1983-05-03. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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