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Dickie Kerr
Pitcher
Born: July 3, 1893(1893-07-03)
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 4, 1963 (aged 69)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 25, 1919 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 24, 1925 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record     53-34
Earned run average     3.84
Strikeouts     235
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Led AL in saves in 1920 with 5

Richard Henry "Dickie" Kerr (July 3, 1893 - May 4, 1963) was a starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox from 1919-1921. As a rookie, he won 13 games and both of his starts in the notorious 1919 World Series, which would lead to the permanent suspensions of eight of his teammates in the Black Sox Scandal. In later years, Kerr would receive praise for his honest play during the Series.

In 1921, he went 19-17 and led the league in giving up 357 hits in 308 2/3 innings pitched. After the season, he was suspended from organized baseball for playing exhibition games against former Black Sox players.

Kerr attempted a comeback in 1925, pitching in 12 games and compiling a record of 0-1 in 36 2/3 innings, mostly out of the bullpen. He finished his brief career with a record of 53 wins against 34 losses for a winning percentage of .609. His career ERA over three plus seasons was 3.84.

Dickey Kerr died in Houston, Texas two months shy of his 70th birthday.

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