Stan Baumgartner

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Stan Baumgartner
Stan Baumgartner.jpeg
Born: (1894-12-14)December 14, 1894
Houston, Texas
Died: October 4, 1955(1955-10-04) (aged 60)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 26, 1914, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1926, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 26–21
Earned run average 3.70
Strikeouts 129

Stanwood Fulton Baumgartner (December 14, 1894 – October 4, 1955) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Born in Houston and raised in Chicago, he played with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1914 to 1916, and from 1921 to 1922. He also played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1924 to 1926. He played college baseball at the University of Chicago from 1912 to 1914,[1] and also played American football and basketball for the Chicago Maroons. During the 1913–14 season, all three teams went on to win the Big Ten Conference title, and he was chosen for the All-Conference teams in all three sports.[2]

Baumgartner made his major league debut on June 26, 1914 for the Phillies.[3] He played in 15 games his rookie year, posting a 2–2 record and an earned run average of 3.28, along with two complete games and a shutout.[3] The 1915 Philadelphia Phillies season saw Baumgartner as the main game finisher, pitching in 16 games and finishing a team-leading 12.[3] He did not pitch in the 1915 World Series. Baumgartner only pitched in one game during the 1916 season, and did not pitch for the Phillies again until 1921. During the 1921 season, he pitched in 22 games, earning three wins against six losses.[3] He pitched six games in 1922, he final season as a member of the Phillies.

In 1924, he joined the Philadelphia Athletics, and ended up having the best season of his career. During the 1924 Philadelphia Athletics season, he pitched in 36 games and started 16. He pitched 12 complete games, and posted an ERA of 2.88, which was fourth best in the American League.[3] The following season, he pitched a career-high 17 games and earned an ERA of 3.57. After one more season with the Phillies as both a starting pitcher and relief pitcher, Baumgartner retired.

After retirement, Baumgartner became a sportswriter, writing for The Sporting News and the Philadelphia Inquirer.[2] He died in Philadelphia on October 4, 1955.

Coaching career[edit]

Baumgartner was also the head coach for the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football program for the 1917 season. He compiled a 2–5 record.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1917)
1917 Delaware 2–5
Delaware: 2–5
Total: 2–5


  1. ^ "Players who Played for University of Chicago". Retrieved January 24, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Stan Baumgartner, Former Pitcher, Dies; Baseball Writer in Philadelphia Was 60". The New York Times. October 5, 1955. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved January 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Stan Baumgartner Statistics". Retrieved January 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ All-Time Coaching Records by Year CFB Data Retrieved December 1, 2009

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