Walt Lanfranconi

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Walt Lanfranconi
Born: (1916-11-09)November 9, 1916
Barre, Vermont
Died: August 18, 1986(1986-08-18) (aged 69)
Barre, Vermont
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1941, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1947, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 4-5
Earned run average 2.96
Strikeouts 19

Walter Oswald Lanfranconi (November 9, 1916 – August 18, 1986) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The 155 lb. right-hander played for the Chicago Cubs (1941) and Boston Braves (1947). His career was unusual in that he went almost six years between major league appearances.

Lanfranconi made his major league debut in relief against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field (September 12, 1941). Twelve days later he started and lost 2–0 to All-Star Bucky Walters and the Cincinnati Reds. Then, as a 30-year-old in 1947, he went 4–4 with one save as a starter and reliever for the Braves. In one of his best games, he defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7–1 in the nightcap of a 4th of July double-header at Shibe Park with 28,580 fans in attendance.

Career totals include a record of 4–5 in 38 games, 70 innings pitched, 19 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.96.

Lanfranconi died in his hometown of Barre, Vermont at the age of 69.

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