Slim Sallee

From BR Bullpen

Slim Sallee 2162688351 017b95dd48 o.jpg

Harry Franklin Sallee

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 180 lb.

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

Slim Sallee, a long-time National League pitcher mostly in the dead-ball era, pitched against the Chicago White Sox in both the 1917 World Series and the 1919 World Series. Not surprisingly, his ERA was much better in the 1919 Series.

He finished out his career with the New York Giants of 1921, who won the World Series, but Sallee did not appear in that series.

Sallee had been with the St. Louis Cardinals for nearly a decade when Rogers Hornsby came up in 1915 as a 19-year-old rookie.

In 1919 he won 21 games while striking out just 24 batters in 227 2/3 innings for the Cincinnati Reds. It's the lowest strikeout total for anyone winning 20+ games in a season.

Prior to the majors Slim played for Meridian, Birmingham and Williamsport. After the majors he played for Toledo.

After baseball he ran businesses in Higginsport, OH.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 3-time NL Saves Leader (1912, 1914 & 1917)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 6 (1911-1914, 1917 & 1919)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1919)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1909, 1911-1915, 1917 & 1919)
  • Won two World Series with the Cincinnati Reds (1919) and the New York Giants (1921; he did not play in the World Series)

Related Sites[edit]