March 9, 1932|
|Died: June 22, 2002
|April 21, 1952 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
Last MLB appearance
|June 13, 1970 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||3.75|
Career highlights and awards
Ronald Lee Kline (March 9, 1932 – June 22, 2002) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of seventeen seasons (1952, 1955–1970) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. For his career, he compiled a 114–144 record in 736 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with a 3.75 earned run average and 989 strikeouts.
Kline missed the 1953–1954 baseball seasons due to military service.
Kline was born in Callery, Pennsylvania, and returned there to serve as mayor after leaving baseball. He died in Callery in June 2002, aged 70. He had heart and kidney problems at the time of his death.
- List of Major League Baseball saves champions
- List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
- "Ron Kline Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Ron Kline, 70, Pitcher in 50's and 60's, Dies". nytimes.com. New York Times. Associated Press (AP). June 26, 2002. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Ron Kline - BR Bullpen". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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