Vic Sorrell

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Victor Garland Sorrell

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Pitcher Vic Sorrell won the first 12 decisions in his pro baseball career. He went 8-0 with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1926 and won his first 4 decisions the next season en route to a 14-8 record that year. He then spent the next decade with the Detroit Tigers, winning 16 games in 1930. After his big league days, he played for the Toledo Mud Hens in 1937 and 1938 and managed the Bluefield Blue-Grays the next two years.

During World War II, Sorrell was away from baseball, working in the Wilmington, North Carolina shipyards.

Sorrell coached baseball at North Carolina State University from 1946 to 1966 and was a member of the school's athletic staff until his death in 1972. He was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in April 1999 and the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame in January 2003.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1930)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1929-1933)
  • Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1935 (he did not play in the World Series)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Gregory H. Wolf: "Vic Sorrell", in Scott Ferkovich, ed.: Detroit the Unconquerable: the 1935 World Champion Tigers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 130-135. ISBN 978-1-933599-78-6

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