Leon Cadore

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Leon Cadore
Leon Cadore baseball card.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1891-11-20)November 20, 1891
Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 16, 1958(1958-03-16) (aged 66)
Spokane, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 28, 1915, for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 1924, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record68–72
Earned run average3.14
Strikeouts445
Teams

Leon "Caddy" Joseph Cadore (November 20, 1891 – March 16, 1958) was a right-handed American pitcher from 1915 to 1924. Cadore shares an MLB record for the most innings pitched in a single game (26).[1] In 1920, both Cadore and Joe Oeschger pitched all 26 innings for their respective teams in a game that was eventually called a tie due to darkness. Cadore faced 96 batters in the game, an MLB record dating back to at least 1908.[2] He attended Gonzaga University, where he played college baseball for the Bulldogs.[3] He was a roommate of Casey Stengel while with the Brooklyn Dodgers.[4]

Early life[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Cadore was orphaned at 13 and went to live with his uncle, Joe Jeannot, in northern Idaho in Hope, a village east of Sandpoint on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille.[5] Cadore graduated from Sandpoint High School, then attended Gonzaga University in Spokane from 1906 to 1908.[3]

Cadore served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the First World War.[6]

Other sources cite Cadore's birthplace as Muskegon, Michigan.[7]

Personal[edit]

Cadore married Maie Ebbets, daughter of Brooklyn Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets. After a career on Wall Street in the 1920s, they moved to Hope in the 1930s to mine the family copper interests.[5][8] His wife died in 1950 and he succumbed to cancer at age 66 at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane in 1958. Cadore is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint.

Minor league career[edit]

Cadore played for the following Minor League Baseball teams:

Cadore's career Minor League statistics[9]
W L ERA G IP H ER BB
81 68 3.08 186 1337.1 1350 472 423

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Innings Pitched Records by Baseball Almanac". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "Pitching Game Finder: From 1908 to 2019, (requiring BF>=85), sorted by greatest BF". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Gonzaga University Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 12 July 2004. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Casey says Leon Cadore wonderful". Lewiston Daily Sun. Associated Press. March 18, 1958. p. 11.
  5. ^ a b O'Brien, Jerry (February 23, 1958). "Leon Cadore has memories of great hours in baseball". Spokesman-Review. p. 5-sports.
  6. ^ "Cadore an officer". Toledo News-Bee. July 18, 1917. p. 14.
  7. ^ LaMieux, Dave (March 14, 2011). "Looking Back: Leon Cadore, famed Brooklyn pitcher, Muskegon native, dies". Muskegon Chronicle. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Leon Cadore dead at 66". Spokesman-Review. March 18, 1958. p. 17.
  9. ^ "Leon Cadore Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 11, 2011.

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Preceded by
Rube Marquard
Brooklyn Robins Opening Day
Starting pitcher

1919–1921
Succeeded by
Dutch Ruether