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Al Brazle
Original name: Alpha Brazle
Birth: Oct. 19, 1913
Loyal
Kingfisher County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1973
Grand Junction
Mesa County
Colorado, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The herky-jerky 6-foot-2 left-hander was 29 years old when he made his big-league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals during the war year of 1943. He was 8-2 with a 1.52 earned run average and eight complete games in nine starts. Then he, too, served two years in the military (1944-45). He came back just as good as ever. He was 11-10 with a 3.29 ERA in 1946, 14-8 with a 2.84 ERA in 1947 and 14-8 with a 3.18 ERA and a career-high 206 innings pitched in 1949. By 1950, he was pitching more in relief. He was 12-5 with a 2.72 ERA in 1952 and led the National League in saves with 16. He had an NL-high 18 saves the following year and finished his 10-year career with the Cardinals in 1954. He pitched in the 1943 World Series, losing Game 3 to New York and Hank Borowy 6-2. Brazle had led 2-1 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. In the 1946 World Series, he replaced starter Howie Pollet with one out in the first inning of Game 5 and wound up being the losing pitcher as Boston won 6-3. He gave up seven hits and five runs in 6 2/3 innings. His career totals were 97-64 with a 3.31 ERA. He was 41-23 in relief with 60 saves.  (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Yellow Jacket
Montezuma County
Colorado, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 14, 2006
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
2-time NL Saves Leader (1952 & 1953)200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1949)Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946baseball-reference.com
- KParn
 Added: Aug. 23, 2013
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