Ralph Brickner

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Ralph Brickner
Born: (1925-05-02)May 2, 1925
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: May 9, 1994(1994-05-09) (aged 69)
Bridgetown, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1952 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1952 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3–1
Earned run average 2.18
Strikeouts 9

Ralph Harold "Brick" Brickner (May 2, 1925 – May 9, 1994) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1952 season. Brickner batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Brickner was a member of the IU Hoosiers baseball team in 1946-47. He was selected by the Boston Red Sox from the Portsmouth Cubs of the Piedmont League in the 1950 minor league draft, and reached the majors with Boston on May 2, 1952. In his first season with the Red Sox, a shoulder injury diagnosed as bursitis made it impossible for him to continue pitching. He played his final game on September 17, 1952.

In a 14-game major league career, Brickner posted a 3–1 record with one save and nine strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched. Brickner died in Bridgetown, Ohio, at the age of 69.

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