Manny Salvo

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Manny Salvo
Born: (1913-06-30)June 30, 1913
Sacramento, California
Died: February 7, 1997(1997-02-07) (aged 83)
Vallejo, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 1939, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1943, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 33–50
Strikeouts 247
Earned run average 3.69

Manuel Salvo (June 30, 1913 – February 7, 1997) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 210 lb. right-hander played for the New York Giants (1939), Boston Bees (1940), Boston Braves (1941–1943), and Philadelphia Phillies (1943). His nickname was "Gyp", short for "Gypsy".[1]

A native of Sacramento, California, Salvo had his best season statistically in 1940 with the Bees. He won 10, lost 9, making it the only season of his career in which he finished with more wins than losses. He also shared the National League lead with 5 shutouts, and ranked eighth in the league with a 3.08 earned run average.

While Salvo had a poor win-loss record, his career Adjusted ERA+ was only slightly below average at 98. He only pitched for one winning team, the 1939 Giants, and at 77–74 they were barely over the .500 mark.

Salvo died at the age of 83 in Vallejo, California.


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