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Samuel "Sad Sam" Zoldak
Birth: Dec. 8, 1918
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1966
New Hyde Park
Nassau County
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The left-handed pitcher belonged to the Philadelphia Athletics when he was traded to St. Louis on Feb. 17, 1944 for catcher Frankie Hayes. He made his debut for the American League champion Browns that year in 18 relief appearances without a decision. He didn't pitch in the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was 3-2 in 1945, 9-11 in 1946 and 9-10 in 1947 before being traded to Cleveland on June 15, 1948 for pitcher Bill Kennedy and $100,000. He was 9-6 with the AL champion Indians but again didn't appear in the World Series. He was involved in a complicated three-team blockbuster trade on April 30, 1951 that sent him and catcher Ray Murray to the Athletics in which the Chicago White Sox received outfielder Minnie Minoso from the Indians and outfielder Paul Lehner from the A's. Philadelphia also received outfielders Gus Zernial and Dave Philley from the White Sox and the Indians landed pitcher Lou Brissie from the A's. On July 15 of that year, Zoldak had a no-hit bid spoiled when the White Sox's Chico Carrasquel hit a dribbler between short and third for a single in the third inning of a second game of a doubleheader. His nine-year totals were 43-53 with a 3.54 earned run average. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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Cemetery of the Holy Rood
Westbury
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 08, 2006
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