Arnold Umbach

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Arnold William Umbach

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Biographical Information[edit]

Arnold Umbach pitched one game in the majors for the Milwaukee Braves in 1964 and 22 games in 1966 with the relocated Atlanta Braves. His major league ERA was 3.12.

Umbach was signed by the Milwaukee Braves in 1961 and moved his way up their minor league organization. He was primarily a starter during his minor league career.

In 1965, he pitched for the minor league Atlanta Crackers team, and then in 1966 he was on the major league Braves. He was 11 years younger than teammate Eddie Mathews and nine years younger than teammate Hank Aaron. The team went 85-77.

After baseball he became a lawyer, practicing in Alabama. He passed away in 2020 at age 77 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, having first been diagnosed in 2007.

This site has a photo of the young Umbach when he pitched amateur ball for Birmingham, and the site recalls a no-hitter he pitched, getting 24 strikeouts.

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