The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Harry “Slim” Sallee

Harry “Slim” Sallee

Birth
Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Mar 1950 (aged 65)
Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Burial Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 7441 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League Baseball as a pitcher for 14 seasons (1908 to 1921) in the National League for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants. He compiled a lifetime mark of 174-143 and a 2.56 ERA. "Slim," so called because of his stringbean physique at 6'3" and 160 Ibs., was a left-handed cross-fire pitcher who possessed incredible control, superior knowledge of hitters' weaknesses, and uncanny poise in a pinch. In 1913, Sallee won 19 games for a St. Louis Cardinals team that won a grand total of 51 games all season. In 1917, he won ten straight games and compiled an overall record of 18-7 for the pennant-winning New York Giants. The that years World Series, which had the Giants playing against the American League champion Chicago White Sox, he started Games 1 and 5, and lost both of them. In 1919, he led the Cincinnati Reds with a 21-7 record, and won Game 2 of the infamous 1919 World Series when the Reds captured baseball's championship from the "Black" Sox (he also lost Game 7 of the Series). Sallee, in addition to taking his regular turn in the starting rotation, led the National League in saves three times and pitched in relief in more games than any other pitcher during his tenure in the major leagues. He currently holds the major league record for fewest pitched balls in a complete nine-inning game (65). He is also one of only two 20-game winning major league pitchers who have walked fewer men than games won when he won 21 games and walked only 20 in 1919 for Cincinnati. He was a native Ohioan, who rarely wandered very far from his beloved Higginsport where he was a farmer, soft drink bottler, ice plant manufacturer, and restaurant and bar owner when he wasn't frustrating National League batters. He was recently inducted into the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame. He died on March 22, 1950 at 65 years of age.


Family Members

Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Harry “Slim” Sallee?

Current rating:

23 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry “Slim” Sallee (3 Feb 1885–22 Mar 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7441, citing Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .