Ron Kline
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Ron Kline
Ron Kline
Ron Kline - Pittsburgh Pirates - 1957.jpg
Kline in 1957
Pitcher
Born: (1932-03-09)March 9, 1932
Callery, Pennsylvania
Died: June 22, 2002(2002-06-22) (aged 70)
Callery, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1952, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1970, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win-loss record114-144
Earned run average3.75
Strikeouts989
Saves108
Teams

Ronald Lee Kline (March 9, 1932 - June 22, 2002) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of seventeen seasons (1952, 1955-1970) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. For his career, he compiled a 114-144 record in 736 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with a 3.75 earned run average and 989 strikeouts.

Kline missed the 1953-1954 baseball seasons due to military service.[1]

Kline was born in Callery, Pennsylvania, and returned there to serve as mayor after leaving baseball.[2] He died in Callery in June 2002, aged 70. He had heart and kidney problems at the time of his death.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ron Kline Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Ron Kline, 70, Pitcher in 50's and 60's, Dies". nytimes.com. New York Times. Associated Press (AP). June 26, 2002. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Ron Kline - BR Bullpen". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015.

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