Tom Sunkel

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Tom Sunkel
Born: (1912-08-09)August 9, 1912
Paris, Illinois
Died: April 6, 2002(2002-04-06) (aged 89)
Paris, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 26, 1937, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 9–15
Earned run average 4.53
Strikeouts 112

Thomas Jacob Sunkel (August 9, 1912 in Paris, Illinois – April 6, 2002 in Paris, Illinois), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1937 to 1944. He would play for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Sunkel's left eye was damaged when he was a child which caused him to lose all sight in this eye in 1941. He pitched and batted with his head cocked to the side to compensate.[1]

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