Slim Sallee Essentials
Bats: R Throws: L
75 Weight: 180
Born: 2 3, 1885 in Higginsport, OH USA
Died: 3 22 1950 in Higginsport, OH USA
Last Game: 9/20/1921
Full Name: Harry Franklin Sallee
Slim Sallee spent 1908 to early 1916 with the Cardinals going 106-107 with a 2.67 ERA. He went to the New York Giants where he continued to pitch well. In 1917 he helped the Giants make the World Series going 18-7 with a 2.17 ERA. Facing the White Sox in the World Series he didn’t fare well going 0-2 with a 5.28 ERA in the Series loss.
In 1919 he was claimed by the Reds off the Giants. He went 21-7 with a 2.06 ERA. He got a second crack at the White Sox that year in the Series going 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA this time as he got his first World Series ring. In 1920 he went 6-6 with a 3.13 ERA.
He was waived by the Reds and claimed by the Giants again where he finished the season and pitched his final season in 1921 pitching in the bullpen for another World Series winner, but didn’t pitch in the first all New York World Series. In total he pitched to a 42-23 record with a 2.26 ERA in his total time with the Giants.
Sallee is 52nd all time with a 2.56 career ERA, 58th in walks per 9 and 96th in WHIP. He is still in the top 10 of several Cardinals all time leaderboards despite pitching on some bad Saint Louis teams. He returned to his hometown of Higginsport, Ohio and owned several successful businesses but lost it all in the 1937 flood. In 1999 he was inducted into the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame.