Mal Eason

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Mal Eason
Mal Eason.jpg
Eason as a National League umpire in 1916.
Pitcher/Umpire
Born: (1879-03-13)March 13, 1879
Brookville, Pennsylvania
Died: April 16, 1970(1970-04-16) (aged 91)
Douglas, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 1900, for the Chicago Orphans
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1906, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 36-73
Earned run average 3.39
Strikeouts 273
Teams

Malcolm Wayne (Mal) Eason (March 13, 1879 – April 16, 1970) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Orphans (1900–1902), Boston Beaneaters (1902), Detroit Tigers (1903) and Brooklyn Superbas (1905–1906). Eason batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Brookville, Pennsylvania.

Playing career[edit]

From 1901 to 1902 Eason went 8–17 and 10–12, while pitching for awful teams. Despite his losing records, he registered 3.59 and 2.61 ERAs respectively. His most productive season came in 1906, when he posted a 10–17 mark with a 3.25 ERA. It was his last season as an active player. That July 20, Eason no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0. Earlier in the season, he had been the losing pitcher in the last no-hitter before this one, by the Philadelphia Phillies' Johnny Lush on May 1. Not until Bill McCahan in 1947 would another pitcher hurl a no-hitter after being on the losing end of the last no-hitter before it.

In a six-season career, Eason posted a 36–73 record with 274 strikeouts and a 3.42 ERA in 951 13 innings pitched. He completed 90 of 114 starts, including ten shutouts.

Umpiring career[edit]

Eason is recorded as having umpired three games in 1902. After his retirement as a player, he worked as a National League umpire from 1910 to 1917.

Death[edit]

Eason died in a house fire in Douglas, Arizona, at the age of 91.

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Preceded by
Johnny Lush
No-hitter pitcher
July 20, 1906
Succeeded by
Big Jeff Pfeffer