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 Stanley Anthony “Stan” Coveleski

Stanley Anthony “Stan” Coveleski

Birth
Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Mar 1984 (aged 94)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 2394 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born Stanislaus Kowalewski, he was a right handed pitcher who leaned his stills by throwing stones at a tin cans on a log. When he was 18 years old, his abilities caught the attention of the local semi-professional ball club, which invited him to pitch for them. After a few years in the minor leagues, he made his debut with the Philadelphia Athletics on September 10, 1912 and pitched a shutout win in his first big league start. Known for throwing the spitball, for fourteen seasons he played with the Philadelphia A's in 1912, Cleveland Indians (1916-24), Washington Senators (1925-27) and New York Yankees in 1928. Over the coarse of his career, he pitched a 19-inning complete-game victory for the Cleveland Indians over the New York Yankees in 1918. He also was a 20 game winner five times and in the 1920 World Series, pitched three complete game wins for the Cleveland Indians over Brooklyn. He ended his career with a record of 215 wins, 142 loss, 224 complete games, 38 shutouts, 21 saves, 981 strikeouts and a 2.89 earned run average. In 1969, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stanley Anthony “Stan” Coveleski (13 Jul 1889–20 Mar 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2394, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .