Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20

1952 Topps #133 - Al Widmar

On this day in 1925, Al Widmar was born.

On April 17, 1952, Al Widmar made his debut for the Chicago White Sox in the top of the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians. Over two innings, he gave up a solo home run to first baseman Luke Easter and gave up four total hits.

This turned out to be Al's only appearance in a White Sox uniform. He finished the 1952 season with the minor league Seattle Rainiers. Widmar would never again make the majors, but he hung on in the minors until 1958.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Widmar was a minor-league pitching coach for the Phillies in the 1960s and 1970s. He coached the big club in '68 (and maybe also in '69) after 1967 Phils' pitching coach Larry Shepard accepted the Pirates' manager's job.

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