Sam Nahem

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Sam Nahem
Sam Nahem Cardinals.jpg
Born: (1915-10-19)October 19, 1915
New York City
Died: April 19, 2004(2004-04-19) (aged 88)
Berkeley, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 2, 1938, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1948, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 10–8
Earned run average 4.69
Strikeouts 101

Samuel Ralph "Subway Sam" Nahem (October 19, 1915 – April 19, 2004), born in New York City, was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1938), St. Louis Cardinals (1941), and Philadelphia Phillies (1942 and 1948).

Samuel Nahem was Jewish,[1] and is of north and eastern African descent. Nahem also was the uncle of former MLB outfielder Al Silvera.

Baseball career[edit]

In 1942 he was 9th in the NL in games finished (16), and in 1948 he was 7th in the league (17).

In 4 seasons he had a 10–8 Win–loss record. In 90 games, he started 12 games and had 3 complete games, 42 games finished, 224⅓ innings pitched, 222 hits allowed, 138 runs, 117 Earned Runs, 8 Home Runs, 127 Walks, 101 Strikeouts, 7 Hit Batsmen, 9 Wild Pitches, and a 4.69 ERA.

He died in Berkeley, California at the age of 88.


In between, Nahem played winter ball with the Navegantes del Magallanes club of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, where he pitched 14 consecutive complete games in the 1946-47 season to set a league record that still stands today.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google Books
  2. ^ Gutiérrez, Daniel; González, Javier (2006); Records de la Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. LVBP. ISBN 978-980-6996-01-4

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