January 15, 1920
March 12, 2002 (aged 82)
Clinton Charter Township, Michigan
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|August 18, 1941 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 25, 1957 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.41|
|Career highlights and awards|
Stephen Joseph "Steve" Gromek (January 15, 1920, Hamtramck, Michigan – March 12, 2002) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played seventeen seasons in the American League, with the Cleveland Indians (1941-1953) and the Detroit Tigers (1953-1957).
An All-Star in 1945, Gromek posted a 19-9 won-loss record with a 3.26 ERA. In Game 4 of the 1948 World Series, Gromek pitched one game, defeating the Boston Braves in a complete game win. He was traded mid-season to the Tigers in 1953. In his first full season with the team, Gromek went 18-16 with a 2.74 ERA, and 17 complete games.
In 1981, Gromek became a member of the National Polish-American Hall of Fame.