Butch Wensloff

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Charles William Wensloff

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Butch Wensloff pitched for three seasons in the majors, and all three years was on a World Series champ. He was a star with the New York Yankees as a rookie in 1943, going 13-11, and then after missing several years of a career to World War II, came back to win again with the Yankees in 1947, going 3-1. His ERA was well under 3.00 both years. In the 1947 World Series, which the Yanks won against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Wensloff pitched a couple of scoreless innings in Game 6. He pitched one game for the Cleveland Indians in 1948, when they went on to win the 1948 World Series.

He led the American Association in 1942 with 21 victories.

One source says he was a knuckleball pitcher. See List of Knuckleball Pitchers.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1943)
  • Won two World Series with the New York Yankees (1943 & 1947; he did not play in the 1943 World Series)

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