Alex Kellner Essentials

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: L
Height: 72 Weight: 200
Born: Tuesday, August 26, 1924 in Tucson, AZ USA
Died: 5 3 1996 in Tucson, AZ USA
Debut: 4/29/1948
Last Game: 6/23/1959
Full Name: Alexander Raymond Kellner

 

In 1949 left-handed hurler Alexander Raymond Kellner joined his namesake, Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander, among others with a 20-win campaign in his freshman season. The next year Kellner joined a smaller community, losing 20 games in his sophomore year. Through 2015, only 15 pitchers (11 from the 19th century) have won 20 games as a rookie, only to lose 20 the next year. Kellner is the last to do so. In 1951 this unlucky southpaw became the third pitcher to lead the American League in losses two consecutive years.

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