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Bob Kuzava

* Robert Leroy Kuzava (born May 28, 1923 in Wyandotte, Michigan) was a Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (1946-47), Chicago White Sox (1949-50), Washington Senators (1950-51), New York Yankees (1951-54), Baltimore Orioles (1954-55), Philadelphia Phillies (1955), Pittsburgh Pirates (1957) and St. Louis Cardinals (1957).

He made his major league debut on September 21, 1946 at Cleveland's League Park against the Detroit Tigers. Kuzava was the last Cleveland pitcher to start a major league game at his historic ball park.

He helped the Yankees win the 1951-53 World Series, gaining the saves in final games in both 1951 vs. Giants (Game 6) and 1952 vs. Dodgers (Gane 7).

He finished 4th in voting for the 1949 American League Rookie of the Year for having a 10-6 Win-Loss record, 29 Games (18 Started), 9 Complete Games, 1 Shutout, 3 Games Finished, 156 ⅔ Innings Pitched, 139 Hits Allowed, 76 Runs Allowed, 70 Earned Runs Allowed, 6 Home Runs Allowed, 91 Walks, 83 Strikeouts, 1 Hit Batsmen, 2 Wild Pitches, 685 Batters Faced, a 4.02 ERA and a 1.468 WHIP.

In 10 seasons he had a 49-44 Win-Loss record, 213 Games (99 Started), 34 Complete Games, 7 Shutouts, 58 Games Finished, 13 Saves, 862 Innings Pitched, 849 Hits Allowed, 427 Runs Allowed, 388 Earned Runs Allowed, 54 Home Runs Allowed, 415 Walks, 446 Strikeouts, 8 Hit Batsmen, 18 Wild Pitches, 3,748 Batters Faced, 1 Balk, a 4.05 ERA and a 1.466 WHIP.

 

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New York Yankees 1951 World Series roster

1 Billy Martin | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Bobby Brown | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Johnny Sain | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Gene Woodling | 17 Vic Raschi | 21 Bob Kuzava | 22 Allie Reynolds | 25 Hank Bauer | 30 Ed Lopat | 35 Joe Ostrowski | 36 Johnny Mize | 38 Johnny Hopp | 40 Bobby Hogue | 41 Joe Collins | 42 Jerry Coleman | 52 Tom Morgan
Manager Casey Stengel

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New York Yankees 1952 World Series roster

1 Billy Martin | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Hank Bauer | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Johnny Sain | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Gene Woodling | 17 Vic Raschi | 18 Ray Scarborough | 21 Bob Kuzava | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Tom Gorman | 25 Irv Noren | 30 Ed Lopat | 32 Ralph Houk | 36 Johnny Mize | 40 Ewell Blackwell | 41 Joe Collins
Manager Casey Stengel

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New York Yankees 1953 World Series roster

1 Billy Martin | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Hank Bauer | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Johnny Sain | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Gene Woodling | 15 Joe Collins | 16 Whitey Ford | 17 Vic Raschi | 18 Jim McDonald | 21 Bob Kuzava | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Tom Gorman | 25 Irv Noren | 30 Ed Lopat | 36 Johnny Mize | 38 Art Schallock | 45 Don Bollweg
Manager Casey Stengel

 

* - Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and David A. Jones