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Cal McLish
Pitcher
Born: December 1, 1925 (1925-12-01) (age 84)
Anadarko, Oklahoma
Batted: Switch Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 13, 1944 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 14, 1964 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win-Loss     92-92
Earned run average     4.00
Strikeouts     713
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star in 1959

Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish (born December 1, 1925 in Anadarko, Oklahoma) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944, 1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947-1948), Chicago Cubs (1949, 1951), Cleveland Indians (1956-1959), Cincinnati Reds (1960), Chicago White Sox (1961) and Philadelphia Phillies (1962-1964). He was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.

In a 15-season career, McLish posted a 92-92 record with 713 strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA in 1609.0 innings pitched.

McLish was named for Calvin Coolidge, Julius Caesar, and Tuskahoma, Oklahoma. He has stated that the origin of his lengthy name is that his father was given permission to name the newborn, and he took full advantage of the opportunity.[1]

Best season

Facts

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Cal McLish
Pitcher
Born: December 1, 1925(1925-12-01)
Anadarko, Oklahoma
Died: August 26, 2010 (aged 84)
Batted: Switch Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 13, 1944 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 14, 1964 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win-Loss    92–92
Earned run average    4.00
Strikeouts    713
Teams
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Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star in 1959

Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish (December 1, 1925, Anadarko, Oklahoma – August 26, 2010) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944, 1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947–1948), Chicago Cubs (1949, 1951), Cleveland Indians (1956–1959), Cincinnati Reds (1960), Chicago White Sox (1961) and Philadelphia Phillies (1962–1964).[1] He was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.

In a 15-season career, McLish posted a 92–92 record with 713 strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA in 1,609.0 innings pitched.

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Background

McLish was named for Calvin Coolidge, Julius Caesar, and Tuskahoma, Oklahoma. He has stated that the origin of his lengthy name is that his father was given permission to name the newborn, and he took full advantage of the opportunity.[1] McLish's parents were John and Lula McLish. His father was three-quarters Choctaw Indian.[2]

Best season

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Facts

References

  1. ^ Obituary Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2010, page AA5.
  2. ^ Dexter, Charles. "The Indians' Time Bomb." Baseball Digest. July 1959: 80.

External links

Preceded by
Al Widmar
Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Coach
1965–1966
Succeeded by
Larry Shepard
Preceded by
none
Montreal Expos Pitching Coach
1969–1975
Succeeded by
Larry Bearnarth
Preceded by
Ken McBride
Milwaukee Brewers Pitching Coach
1976–1982
Succeeded by
Pat Dobson

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