Ernest Koob

Ernest Koob

Keeler, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
Death 12 Nov 1941 (aged 49)
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 12, Lot 1528, Grave 5
Memorial ID 5747165 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League Baseball as a Pitcher for 4 seasons (1915-1917, 1919) with the St. Louis Browns. His short Major League career (which was interrupted by service in the US Army in World War I) was highlighted by his pitching a 5-0 No-Hitter against the Chicago White Sox on May 5, 1917. In that game, his pitching gem was almost lost in the third inning, when Browns’ 2nd Baseman Ernie Johnson knocked down a ball and made no attempt to throw the runner out. It was first described as a hit, but later rulings deemed it an error, thus preserving the no-hit game. The White Sox team Ernie Koob faced that day contained 6 of the 8 players who would be banned from baseball three years later. After returning from military service, he pitched a poor 1919 season, and was sent to the American Association Minor League, where he played for the next 10 years. His playing totals were 23 Wins-31 Losses, 121 Strikeouts, and a 3.13 Career Earned Run Average.

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