Garry Conn

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Biographical Information[edit]

Relief pitcher Garry Conn spent four seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers system, from 1973 to 1977. He never pitched past Double-A.

Drafted by the Brewers in the third round of the 1973 amateur draft out of high school (51st overall, two picks after Len Barker), Conn began his professional career that season. Suiting up for the Newark Co-Pilots, Conn was 0-10 with a 5.38 ERA in 15 games (13 starts), allowing 92 hits and 36 walks in 77 innings of work. He led the New York-Penn League in losses, runs allowed (58) and earned runs (46, tied).

He became a relief pitcher in 1974, going 2-1 with two saves and a 3.00 ERA in 22 appearances for the Danville Warriors. In 1975, he was 6-7 with 11 saves and a 3.13 ERA in 50 games for the Burlington Bees, finishing third in the Midwest League in appearances and tied for second in saves.

Again with Burlington in 1976, Conn was 6-1 with four saves and a 1.69 ERA in 35 appearances. Only Ron Wrona had a better ERA on a staff that included three future major leaguers. He wrapped up his career in 1977, going 3-4 with six saves and a 3.04 ERA in 36 appearances for the Holyoke Millers. He was 7th in the Eastern League in games pitched.

Overall, Garry was 17-23 with 23 saves and a 3.26 ERA in 158 minor league games. In 362 innings, he allowed 335 hits and 150 walks while fanning 244. He was 7 for 49 with a double and two walks.

Conn later was a truck driver for Oak Distributing and was a member of the Teamster Union.

Source: Flint Journal obituary