Lou Koupal Essentials

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
71 Weight: 175
Born: 12 19, 1898 in Tabor, SD USA
Died: 12 8 1961 in San Gabriel, CA USA
Debut: 4/17/1925
Last Game: 9/26/1937
Full Name: Louis Laddie Koupal

 

Lou Koupal, a pitcher for the World Series winning 1925 Pirates team. The Pirates paid $40,000 for Koupal before the start of the 1925 season. That was a large sum for the day, but he had just posted a 22-10 record for Omaha of the Western League. He was used sparingly the first two months of his Major League career, getting into six games, all in relief. He pitched a total of nine innings, giving up 14 hits, seven walks and he failed to record a strikeout. He finished the 1925 season in the minors, then began the 1926 season there as well. After going 13-5 for Buffalo of the International League, the Pirates brought him back to the majors in September of that year. He went 0-2, 3.20 in six games, in what would be his last year with the Pirates. He had a career record of 10-21, 5.58 in six major league seasons. Koupal won 175 minor league games, playing until the age of 42.