Al Klawitter

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Albert Hermann Klawitter

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height, 5' 11½", Weight 187 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Al Klawitter pitched three seasons in the majors, for a total of 15 games. He looked good in 1909, with an ERA of 2.00. He was less impressive in 1910 and 1913. After his time with the New York Giants in 1909-10, he earned another major league shot as a result of good performances in the minors in 1911-13, going 20-12, 23-14 and 18-14. He was up with the 1913 Detroit Tigers for 8 games. Later, in 1915, he was 26-18 in the PCL.

He was long listed with the wrong death date, in [[Milwaukee, WI] in 1950. In fact, research by SABR indicated that he had died five years earlier, in 1945. This discovery also made it possible to correct Klawitter's date of birth.

Through 2019, the only other major leaguer with the same last name has been Tom Klawitter.

"McGraw tried out two of his young twirlers whom he has recently acquired, Drucke and Klawitter. . . Klawitter, who succeeded (Drucke), looked as if he had a good beating coming to him in the seventh inning, but he settled down and pulled out of a nasty fix." - Sporting Life, October 2, 1909, about Al's performance on September 25

Further Reading[edit]

  • "Albert Klawitter", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, January/February 2016, p. 2.

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