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Robert Leroy Kuzava (born May 28, 1923 in Wyandotte, Michigan) was a Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1946-47), Chicago White Sox (1949-50), Washington Senators (1950-51), New York Yankees (1951-54), Baltimore Orioles (1954-55), Philadelphia Phillies (1955), Pittsburgh Pirates (1957) and St. Louis Cardinals (1957).

He helped the Yankees win the 1951-53 World Series, gaining the saves in final games in both 1951 vs. Giants (Game 6) and 1952 vs. Dodgers (Gane 7). He finished 4th in voting for the 1949 American League Rookie of the Year for having a 10-6 Win-Loss record, 29 Games (18 Started), 9 Complete Games, 1 Shutout, 3 Games Finished, 156 ⅔ Innings Pitched, 139 Hits Allowed, 76 Runs Allowed, 70 Earned Runs Allowed, 6 Home Runs Allowed, 91 Walks, 83 Strikeouts, 1 Hit Batsmen, 2 Wild Pitches, 685 Batters Faced, a 4.02 ERA and a 1.468 WHIP.

In 10 seasons he had a 49-44 Win-Loss record, 213 Games (99 Started), 34 Complete Games, 7 Shutouts, 58 Games Finished, 13 Saves, 862 Innings Pitched, 849 Hits Allowed, 427 Runs Allowed, 388 Earned Runs Allowed, 54 Home Runs Allowed, 415 Walks, 446 Strikeouts, 8 Hit Batsmen, 18 Wild Pitches, 3,748 Batters Faced, 1 Balk, a 4.05 ERA and a 1.466 WHIP. During the offseason, he would work at Westgate Appliances in Wyandotte, MI. He is still currently a resident of Wyandotte. A baseball field in Pulaski Park in Wyandotte is named after him.

He almost pitched a perfect game until he beaned a guy with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.




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