Sugar Cain

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Merritt Patrick Cain

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sugar Cain pitched seven years in the majors, exclusively in the American League. He won 15 games in a season split between the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox in 1936 and was a 13-game winner for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics in 1933. His downfall was an almost complete lack of control, walking 569 batters in 987 1/3 innings, with four seasons of more than 100 walks (including a league-leading 123 between the A's and Browns in 1935).

Cain pitched fourteen seasons professionally, spending time between 1930 and 1943 in the minors, going 16-5 for the minor league Baltimore Orioles in 1932 to earn his big league look. He later managed the 1948 Vidalia-Lyons Twins.

Cain makes the "all crop team" along with Zack Wheat, Mack Wheat, Lee Wheat, Johnny Oates, Cotton Tierney, and Gene Rye.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1936)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1933, 1934 & 1936)

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1942 Anniston Rams Southeastern League 19-17 4th Replaced Dee Moore (48-59) on July 27
1948 Vidalia-Lyons Twins Georgia State League -- -- replaced by Truman Connell

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