Al Yeargin

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James Almond Yeargin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Yeargin was a hard-luck pitcher who didn't deserve his 1-12 lifetime record. In 1922, when he went 0-1 at age 20 for the Boston Braves, he had an ERA of 1.29 in 7 innings. In 1024, when he went 1-11, his ERA was above the Braves' team ERA, but not by a large amount. His 5.09 ERA that year was better than that of regulars Joe Genewich (10-19 with a 5.21 ERA), Tim McNamara (8-12 with a 5.18 ERA) and Red Lucas (1-4 in 27 games with a 5.16 ERA). But Yeargin never pitched again in the major leagues, while Genewich, McNamara, and Lucas did.

Al was from South Carolina and most of his time in the minors was spent with the Greenville Spinners of Greenville, SC. Among other seasons, in 1922 he was 18-3 with them, and in 1927 he went 19-7.

He wasn't named "Al" because his name was Allen or Alvin. His middle name was Almond.

He died at age 36.

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