Phil Paine

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Phil Paine
Born: (1930-06-08)June 8, 1930
Chepachet, Rhode Island
Died: February 19, 1978(1978-02-19) (aged 47)
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 14, 1951 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1958 for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 10–1
Strikeouts 101
Earned run average 3.24

Phillips Steere Paine (June 8, 1930 – February 19, 1978) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched all or part of six seasons between 1951 and 1958. In 1953, while serving in the military, Paine pitched in nine games for the Nishitetsu Lions, becoming the first former major leaguer to play in Nippon Professional Baseball.

Pained made his NPB debut for the Lions on August 23, 1953.[1]

On February 19, 1978, Phil Paine died at the Veterans Hospital[2] near Lebanon, Pennsylvania of a brain tumor.

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