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 Al Benton

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Al Benton

  • Original Name John Alton
  • Birth 18 Mar 1911 Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 14 Apr 1968 Lynwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Commerce, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 7942259

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Shiver
  • Added: 2 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7942259
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Al Benton (18 Mar 1911–14 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7942259, citing Park Lawn Memorial Park, Commerce, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .