Cal McLish


Cal McLish

Infobox MLB retired
bgcolor1=#023465
bgcolor2=#990000
textcolor1=white
textcolor2=white
name=Cal McLish


width=
position=Pitcher
bats=Switch
throws=Right
birthdate=birth date and age|1925|12|1
deathdate=
debutdate=May 13
debutyear=1944
debutteam=Brooklyn Dodgers
finaldate=July 14
finalyear=1964
finalteam=Philadelphia Phillies
stat1label=Win-Loss
stat1value=92-92
stat2label=ERA
stat2value=4.00
stat3label=Strikeouts
stat3value=713
teams=
*Brooklyn Dodgers (by|1944, by|1946)
*Pittsburgh Pirates (by|1947-by|1948)
*Chicago Cubs (by|1949, by|1951)
*Cleveland Indians (by|1956-by|1959)
*Cincinnati Reds (by|1960)
*Chicago White Sox (by|1961)
*Philadelphia Phillies (by|1962-by|1964)
highlights=
*All star in 1959

Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish (born December 1, 1925 in Anadarko, Oklahoma) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944, 1946), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947-1948), Chicago Cubs (1949, 1951), Cleveland Indians (1956-1959), Cincinnati Reds (1960), Chicago White Sox (1961) and Philadelphia Phillies (1962-1964). He was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.

In a 15-season career, McLish posted a 92-92 record with 713 strikeouts and a 4.00 ERA in 1609.0 innings pitched.

McLish was named for Calvin Coolidge, Julius Caesar, and Tuskahoma, Oklahoma. He has stated that the origin of his lengthy name is that his father was given permission to name the newborn, and he took full advantage of the opportunity. [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Cal_McLish_1925]

Best season

*by|1959: 19 wins, 13 complete games, 235-13 innings (all career-highs), and made the American League All-Star team

Facts

*His birth name was "Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish". He was nicknamed "Bus" or "Buster"
*Set a major league record with 16 consecutive road wins, later matched by Denny McLain, Rich Dotson and Greg Maddux
*After his playing career, McLish became a Major League pitching coach for the Phillies (1965-66), Montreal Expos (1969-75) and Milwaukee Brewers (1976-82), then a scout for the Brewers

ee also

* Chicago White Sox all-time roster

External links

* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/McLish_Cal.stm Baseball Library]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mclisca01.shtml Baseball Reference]


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