|Birth Day||May 21, 1909|
|Birth Place||North English, IA|
|Age||111 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 24, 2002 (age 92)|
One of the earliest full-time relief pitchers to play in the major leagues, he was also a coach and scout for the Boston Red Sox.
Without a school baseball team, he instead took up javelin throwing, earning a scholarship to the University of Iowa.
In 1938, pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he gave up the legendary 'Homer in the Gloamn' to the Chicago Cubs catcher
He was born near North English, Iowa, his father a school janitor.
In his rookie season he witnessed the last home run ever hit by Babe Ruth.