Billy Loes

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right  •  Throws: Right
6-1, 165lb (185cm, 74kg)
Born: December 13, 1929 in Long Island City, NY
Died: July 15, 2010 (Aged 80-214d) in Tucson, AZ
High School: Bryant HS (Astoria, NY)
Debut: May 18, 1950 (Age 20-156d, 8,293rd in MLB history)
vs. STL 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 5 BB, 2 ER
Last Game: September 14, 1961 (Age 31-275d)
vs. PHI 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 3 ER
Full Name: William Loes
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject

In a widely circulated national profile of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Billy Loes in the Saturday Evening Post in 1953, journalist Jimmy Breslin described the young hurler as a “Dizzy Dean from the sidewalks of New York.” Loes advised against becoming a 20-game winner, because “If you win 20 games, they expect you to do it every year.” Loes never did win 20, but was 50-25 over four seasons in Brooklyn.
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