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Al Benton
Original name: John Alton Benton
Birth: Mar. 18, 1911
Noble
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1968
Lynwood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Born John Alton Benton, he was a right handed pitcher making his debut with the Philadelphia Athletics on April 18, 1934. For 14 seasons, he played with the Philadelphia Athletics (1934-1935), Detroit Tigers (1938-1948), Cleveland Indians (1949-1950) and Boston Red Sox (1952). Through the coarse of his career, he appeared in two All-Star games (1941-42) and retired with a record of 98 wins, 88 loss, 10 shutouts, 66 saves, 697 strikeouts, a 3.66 earned run average and a .939 fielding percentage. He died in a motel explosion at the age of 57. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Moneta M Benton (1912 - 1996)*
 
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Burial:
Park Lawn Memorial Park
Commerce
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Oct 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7942259
Al Benton
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014

- forever an angel
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
Career Stats: 2x All-Star, 1x World Series champion, 98 Wins, 88 Losses, 3.66 ERA, 697 SO's, 66 Saves. Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Al Benton
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Dec. 9, 2013
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