Gene Host

Positions: Pitcher
Bats: B Throws: L
Height: 71 Weight: 190
Born: Sunday, January 01, 1933 in Leeper, PA USA
Died: August 20, 1998 in Nashville, TN USA
Debut: September 16, 1956
Last Game: June 23, 1957
Full Name: Eugene Earl Host

Host was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent just before the 1952 season. Nicknamed “Twinkles” and “Slick”, Host had his best season in 1952 as a member of the Kinston Eagles. During that season, he went 26-7 with a 1.81 ERA. He was named to the Coastal Plain League all-star team.

He made it to the major league club for one game in 1956. Following the 1956 season, Host was traded by the Detroit Tigers with Virgil Trucks will go along with Ned Garver, Wayne Belardi and $20,000 to the Kansas City Athletics for Bill HarringtonJack CrimianEddie Robinson and Jim Finigan.

Host made eleven appearances for Kansas City in 1957. He ended his big league career with a 0–2 record and a 7.31 ERA. He continued on in the minor leagues through the 1961 campaign.

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