October 19, 1905|
New York City
|Died: September 1, 1976
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
|April 24, 1933, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 16, 1936, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||8.16|
Emile Michael Meola (October 19, 1905 – September 1, 1976) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between the 1933 and 1936 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 175 lb., Meola batted and threw right-handed. He was born in New York City.
In 1934, Meola enjoyed one of the best seasons ever for a pitcher in minor league history, after going 20–5 with a 2.90 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League. The next year he finished with a 19–8 mark. He divided his playing time between the St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox in 1936, his last major league season.
In a three-year majors career, Meola posted a 0–3 record with 15 strikeouts and an 8.16 ERA in 18 appearances, including three starts, one complete game, one save, and 43.0 innings of work. He also spent more than a decade in the minors, pitching for the Charlotte, Jersey City, Toronto and Syracuse teams, among others. Following his baseball retirement in 1939, he worked as a demolition contractor in New York.
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