Ken Gables

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Ken Gables
Born: (1919-01-31)January 31, 1919
Walnut Grove, Missouri
Died: January 2, 1960(1960-01-02) (aged 40)
Walnut Grove, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1945, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
April 20, 1947, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record 13-11
Strikeouts 88
Earned run average 4.69

Kenneth Harlin Gables (January 31, 1919 – January 2, 1960) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1945 to 1947. The right-hander stood 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and weighed 210 lb (95 kg).

As a rookie in 1945, the last year of World War II baseball, 26-year-old Gables was the youngest pitcher on the Pirate staff. He made his major league debut in relief on April 18, 1945 against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field. He earned his first win on May 24, also in relief, in an 11-inning home game against the Boston Braves. Gables pitched in 29 games during his first season, 16 as a starter, and had an 11–7 record with a 4.15 earned run average.

Career totals for 62 games include a 13–11 record, 23 games started, 6 complete games, 20 games finished, and 2 saves. He allowed 125 earned runs in 239.2 innings pitched for an ERA of 4.69.

Gables died in his hometown of Walnut Grove, Missouri, at the age of 40.


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