July 26, 1915|
|Died: November 18, 2001
|April 21, 1946, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 7, 1946, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||5.68|
|Innings pitched||6 1⁄3|
Melvin Elliott Deutsch (July 26, 1915 – November 18, 2001) was an American professional baseball player. He was a relief pitcher in the Major Leagues who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1946 season. Listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 215 lb., Deutsch batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Caldwell, Texas.
Deutsch was signed by the Boston Red Sox as a free agent out of the University of Texas at Austin. His professional career lasted from 1941 to 1949 (1945 and 1948 seasons excluded). He served in the United States Army during World War II, missing the 1945 season.
He made three appearances out of the Red Sox bullpen during the early weeks of Boston's 1946 pennant-winning season, posting a 5.68 ERA with two strikeouts and three walks in 6⅓ innings of work. He allowed seven hits and did not have a decision or a save.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Nowlin, Bill, Mel Deutsch. SABR Biography Project
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