Doyle Lade

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Doyle Marion Lade

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 183 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Doyle Lade pitched 12 seasons, 1939 to 1954, five in the Major Leagues and nine in the minors, losing three years to the military and being inactive in 1940. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II (1943-1945) (BR).

Lade was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1941. He pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1946 to 1950. The corpulent Cub was 11-10 as a rookie in 1947 but never won more than 5 or had an ERA under 4.00 after that. A switch-hitter in his first two seasons, he had a lifetime .220 BA and was considered a good-hitting pitcher (AA). He died in 2000 at age 79.

On July 8, 1942, he pitched a no-hitter for the Shreveport Sports against the San Antonio Missions in the Texas League, winning his own game with a home run.


Principal sources for Doyle Lade include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers {{{BR}}} (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN {{{DAG}}} (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) {{{MORE}}} and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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